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Social Sciences Building
Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy is thinking critically and rationally about human problems of knowledge,
existence, conduct, art, and religion. Students explore the great ideas of
Western and Eastern heritage and encounter fundamentals of almost all other
disciplines. The philosophy curriculum contributes toward a broad, general education
in the liberal arts, the goal of which means a liberating of one's mind, to
free oneself from conventional opinions of one's time and place.
Religious Studies encompass the personal, cultural, and ultimate dimensions in
life. Students are introduced to theistic and non-theistic religions and philosophies,
East and West, and their distinctive world views' through cognitive and
social emphases. Religion courses aim to enable students to discover basic
structures or essential characteristics of human religious experience through
critical observation and thought.