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Philosophy and Religious Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Minors

If you are interested in declaring a minor in our program, please see the Declaring the Minor page for more information.

To assist students with exploring our minor programs, requirements for the current academic year (2019-2020) are provided below. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers three minor programs of study:

 


Philosophy Minor

Required Course Credits: 5

Select one of the following:

PHIL 151 - Arguments about Life and Death Credits: (5)

PHIL 152 - Arguments about Healthcare Credits: (5)

PHIL 153 - Arguments about Social Issues Credits: (5)

PHIL 251 - Introduction to Formal Logic Credits: (5)

 

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 19-20

Select from PHIL courses; at least 15 credits at 300 level or above.

 

Total Credits: 24-25

 

For additional questions or advising, please contact any of the following faculty advisors: Dr. Cynthia Coe (cynthia.coe@cwu.edu); Dr. Gary Bartlett (gary.bartlett@cwu.edu); Dr. Matthew Altman (altmanm@cwu.edu); or Dr. Michael Goerger (michael.goerger@cwu.edu)


Religious Studies Minor

Required Courses

Select from the following - Credits: 10

RELS 101 - World Religions Credits: (5)

RELS 102 - Food, Sex, and the Other: Everyday Religion and Morality Credits: (5)

RELS 103 - World Mythologies Credits: (5)

 

Select one Eastern tradition - Credits: 5

PHIL 345 - Chinese Philosophy Credits: (5)

RELS 351 - Religions of China and Japan Credits: (5)

RELS 352 - Religions of India Credits: (5)

RELS 401 - The Daoist Tradition Credits: (5)

RELS 403 - Buddhist Thought and Practice Credits: (5)

 

Select one Western tradition - Credits: 5

RELS 353 - Judaism Credits: (5)

RELS 354 - Christianity Credits: (5)

RELS 355 - Islam Credits: (5)

RELS 356 - Early Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature Credits: (5)

RELS 410 - The Legacy of the Hebrew Bible Credits: (5)

RELS 413 - Varieties of Early Christianity Credits: (5)

 

Elective Credits: 4-5

Any unused RELS or approved course

 

Total Credits: 24-25

Note: PHIL courses cannot be used for this minor if used to fulfill requirements for the major or minor in Philosophy.

For additional questions or advising, please contact the following faculty advisors: Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann (jeffrey.dippmann@cwu.edu); or Dr. Lily Vuong (lily.vuong@cwu.edu).


Ethics Minor

Required Courses Credits: (7)

PHIL 104 - Moral Controversies Credits: (5)

OR  RELS 102 - Food, Sex, and the Other: Everyday Religion and Morality Credits: (5)

PHIL 485 - Capstone Project Credits: (2)

 

Courses in Philosophical Ethics Credits: (10)

Choose two courses from the following:

PHIL 302 - Ethical Theory Credits: (5)

PHIL 304 - Business Ethics Credits: (5)

PHIL 306 - Environmental Ethics Credits: (5)

PHIL 308 - Medical Ethics Credits: (5)

PHIL 465 - Advanced Ethics (Put on Reserve 9/1/2020) Credits: (5)

 

Electives Credits: (8-10)

No more than 5 credits can be taken from one discipline.

COM 202 - The First Amendment: Rights and Responsibilities Credits: (5)

COM 333 - Communication Ethics Credits: (4) (for COM majors only)

IT 301 - Information Technology Security, Privacy, and Ethics Credits: (4)

LAJ 401 - Ethics, Diversity, and Conflict in Criminal Justice Credits: (4) (For LAJ majors only)

MSL 302 - Leadership and Ethics Credits: (3) (For military science majors only)

PHIL 325 - Women and Philosophy Credits: (5)

PHIL 345 - Chinese Philosophy Credits: (5)

PHIL 357 - Philosophy of Race Credits: (5)

POSC 452 - The Constitution and Human Rights Credits: (5)

POSC 475 - International Human Rights Credits: (5)

RELS 353 - Judaism Credits: (5)

RELS 354 - Christianity Credits: (5)

RELS 355 - Islam Credits: (5)

RELS 376 - Contemporary Religious Thought Credits: (5)

RELS 401 - The Daoist Tradition Credits: (5)

RELS 403 - Buddhist Thought and Practice Credits: (5)

SOC 320 - Death and Dying Credits: (5)

SOC 354 - Minority Experience Credits: (5)

OR other ethics-related courses as approved by minor advisor.

Special topics courses, cooperative education credit, and independent study courses may also count towards elective credit.

 

Total Credits: 25-27



*Note: The Capstone Project can consist of such things as a research paper, internship or creative project.

For additional questions or advising, please contact: Dr. Michael Goerger (michael.goerger@cwu.edu).                                               


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