Welcome to the Department of Philosophy and Religion!

We invite you to explore our world, examine beliefs, understand a diversity of world views, and challenge the ideas and values that instruct our lives.

Whether you take one class, pursue a major in our department, or stop by for a chat, you will find that philosophical & religious dialogue is stimulating and thought provoking.  Human beings have asked philosophical and religious questions throughout recorded history, and such questions lie at the heart of what it means to be human. By pursuing knowledge in this department, you will be participating in value inquiry and the search for meaning that motivates human beings and that characterizes human culture.

In our contemporary world where so much conflict and human misery stems from religious and philosophical bases to politics, we can no longer afford to remain uninformed about the world's diversity of philosophical and religious perspectives. Come join us in our attempt to learn more about human communities, hopes, and aspirations.

The thinking and communication skills acquired through an undergraduate degree in Philosophy & Religion are important in all career pursuits and appeal to a variety of employers or may be used as a further specialized study. Some graduates have gone on to complete advanced degrees in philosophy, divinity, law, religious studies, education, history, and psychology. 

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Religious Studes at AppState

 

UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

Spring 2015

Philosophy and Religion Lecture/Seminar Series, Belk Library Lecture Hall 114, 5:30pm

  • February 10, Dr. Randall Reed, "Millennials: Believers, Atheists, or None-of-the-above?"
  • March 19, Dr. Jack Kwong, "Disagreement, Open-Mindedness, and Philosophical Practice"
  • April 16, Dr. Kim Q. Hall, "Cripping Sustainability, Realizing Food Justice"

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Upcoming Courses in Philosophy and Religious Studies

Our list of Fall 2015 courses will be available soon!

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