Philosophy & Religion

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a variety of courses in ethics, the history of philosophy, philosophical developments in the United States and Europe, religions of Asia and the West, and the history of the development of religious thought and practice. Majors in our department choose one of three concentrations or tracks of study: (1) philosophy, (2) religious studies, or (3) a combination of philosophy and religion. Our introductory courses require no previous training or course work in philosophy or religious studies, and are designed to help students at any level of experience to prepare themselves for more advanced work in both areas. Our Senior Educational Experience is unique among academic departments at UTC, and provides our majors with the opportunity to complete a capstone project before they begin their post-graduate careers. Our students engage in a complete intellectual life, including participation in our series of lectures from visiting scholars and the invitation to join our Philosophy Club, a campus organization that sponsors many extra-curricular activities.
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