Philosophy and Religion Minor

This minor enables students to undertake a coherent program of study in Philosophy and Religion as a supplement to their major field of study at the College. All students must take one introductory course in an aspect of Philosophy and one in Religion, and then choose three additional courses in one of the three tracks set out below.

Requirements

The minor requires at least five courses (20 credits), distributed as follows:

Core Courses 8 credits

Choose one course from each of the following two groups:

Group 1 

  • HI 1010 World Religions West 
  • HI 1020 World Religions East 
  • HI 2155 Introduction to Comparative Religion

Group 2 

  • HI 2200 Science in Western Civilization * 
  • HI 2700 Introduction to Logic * 
  • HI 2720 Introduction to Philosophy

Choose 3 courses in one of the following tracks; 12 credits total:

A. Modes of Philosophical Inquiry 

  • HI 2700 Introduction to Logic * 
  • HI 3525 Ancient Greek Philosophy 
  • HI 3703 Modern Philosophy 
  • HI 3704 African Religions and Philosophy 
  • HI 3710 Contemporary Philosophical Issues 
  • HI 3752 Ethics 
  • HI 3950 Philosophy of Religion 
  • HI4051 Logic and Scientific Reasoning 
  • HI 4318 Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism 
  • HI 4395 Philosophy from the 20th to the 21st Century 
  • PE 4620 Political and Social Thought 
  • PE 4658 Law and Civil Liberties 
  • PE 4665 Human Rights

* Can count towards core requirement or towards a track, but not both.B. History of Ideas 

  • HI 2200 Science in Western Civilization * 
  • HI 3002 Rise of Reason 
  • HI 3011 Foundations of the Judeo-Christian Tradition 
  • HI 3021 Europe in the Middle Ages 
  • HI 3030 From God to the Machine 
  • HI 3704 African Religions and Philosophy 
  • HI 4318 Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism 
  • HI 4420 Women and Witchcraft 
  • HI 4557 Renaissance and Reformation 
  • AS 3482 History of Love and Sexuality 
  • AS 4215 Critical Ideas in American History 
  • PE 4620 Political and Social Thought

C. Modes of Religious Inquiry 

  • HI 3011 Foundations of the Judeo-Christian Tradition 
  • HI 3200 Contemporary Experience of Religion 
  • HI 3323 Buddhism 
  • HI 3704 African Religions and Philosophy 
  • HI 3950 Philosophy of Religion 
  • HI 4305 Islam and the Quran 
  • HI 4306 Golden Age of Islam 
  • HI 4318 Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism 
  • HI 4420 Women and Witchcraft