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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Major

The PHIL-RELG majors is comprised of four required courses (12 hours) and six elective courses (18 hours) selected by the student from a variety of offerings.* With three areas of concentration – or tracks – to choose from, it’s easy to develop a program of study that fits a wide array of interests. Focus on philosophy, religious studies, or mix and match the two with our combined track.

Our major is also one of the most flexible majors at Winthrop. Requiring only 30 hours, the major requirements in PHIL-RELG can easily be completed in two academic years, and the major combines readily with other programs of study to create an ideal double-major program. (Please note that BA double-majors are not required to have a minor.)

Requirements in Major

PHIL or RELG 101

Intro to Philosophy, Religious Studies

3

PHIL 220 or

Logic and Language

3

PHIL 225 or

Symbolic Logic

PHIL 371

LSAT Logic Puzzles & Arguments

PHIL/RELG 390

Philosophy of Religion

3

PHIL/RELG 495

Methods & Research in Philosophy/Religion

3

Total

12

 

Then choose one of the 3 tracks:

 

Philosophy Track

Religious Studies Track

Combined Track

PHIL courses above 299

12

RELG courses above 299

12

PHIL or RELG courses above 299

12

PHIL or RELG electives

6

PHIL or RELG electives

6

PHIL or RELG electives

6

Total

18

Total

18

Total

18


   
If a 30-hour major doesn’t work well with your other studies, we also offer three 18 semester hour minors* – available in philosophy, religious studies, or both combined
.

 

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