What We Offer
NC State’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers an undergraduate major in Philosophy (B.A. and B.S., with a selection of concentrations), an undergraduate major in Religious Studies (B.A.) and undergraduate minors in the following fields: Philosophy; Religious Studies; Cognitive Science; Ethics; Health, Medicine and Human Values; Logic and Methodology.
We also offer several graduate-level courses in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Logic plus a graduate minor in Cognitive Science.
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture on Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts
Philip Kitcher, Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will be Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at NC State on October 13-14. In this capacity, he will give a public lecture on “Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts” at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Piedmont Ballroom, Talley Student Union. The lecture will challenge the common view that, while the sciences make progress, the arts do not. There will be a reception for Professor Kitcher in the Piedmont Ballroom at 4:30 p.m., after the Q&A. All are welcome to both the lecture and the reception.
Mourning and Mediation in an Iranian Settlement
Mary Elaine Hegland of Santa Clara University and the National Humanities Center will give a talk entitled “Mourning and Mediation: The Politics of Religious Ritual in an Iranian Settlement” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 in Withers Hall, Room 140. All are welcome.
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Religious Studies Professor Takes Up Prestigious Fellowship
Dr. William Adler, Distinguished University Professor of Religious Studies, is spending the 2016/17 academic year as a Fellow at the prestigious Israel Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem. During his time at the Institute, Professor Adler will be working on two major book projects.
Department Faculty Win Teaching Awards
In April 2016, John Carroll, Professor of Philosophy, was named as an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, received an Outstanding Teaching Award and became a member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Eight departmental faculty are now members of this Academy.