The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences currently offers four minors Philosophy and Religion.
Ethical issues are important to every human activity, field of study, and profession. The aim of this minor is to provide a background in ethical reasoning that fosters the ability of students to make well-informed ethical choices. It offers a foundation in philosophical ethics while building on these insights in the context of specific issues and concerns that arise in other fields.
The primary task of the Philosophy program is to introduce critical thinking, problem solving, and interpretive skills in all of its course offerings. The program attempts to apply the above-mentioned skills to the various disciplines in the Arts and Sciences. The goal of the program is to produce the attitude of critical awareness of one’s assumptions, beliefs, and claims to knowledge in order to help students to become more effective citizens and practitioners in their chosen professions.
Philosophy and Religion Studies Minor
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The aim of the Religion program is to offer a critical and methodological approach to religious studies. The methods of critical thinking will be used to evaluate the different claims of knowledge and truth in the different religious systems and the problems of response to the plurality of competing claims to truth within our democratic society.