Department of Philosophy & Religion
Chair: Harold V. Bennett
Location: Sale Hall
Mission & Objectives
Courses in philosophy and religion seek to provide the student not only with a firm base in these two academic disciplines, but also with a means for self-examination and self-orientation. The two-fold objective of this Department is to prepare students for graduate or professional study in the fields of philosophy and religious studies and to enable them to satisfy the College requirements in the general education program.
The work in philosophy aims to develop a critical and analytical approach to all the major areas of human inquiry. For more information on philosophy as a major, see www.PhilosophyIsAGreatMajor.com and www.WhyStudyPhilosophy.com and contact the instructors in philosophy.
The work in religion aims to describe, analyze and evaluate the role of religion in the life of humans since earliest times and how the religious quest continues as a variegated and often tortuous climb toward human growth and fulfillment. For more information on religion as a major, see StudyReligion.org and The Top Five Reasons to Study Religion and contact the instructors in religion.