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.
How We Can Be Responsible for Our Own Values?
Agnes Callard of the University of Chicago will tackle this question in a talk entitled “Teleology and Responsibility” in the Philosophy Colloquium Series at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 in Withers Hall, Room 331.
Public Forum on the Impact of Religion
Eddie Glaude, William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University and Vice President of the American Academy of Religion, will speak at a public forum on the impact of religion at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The forum will be moderated by Joseph Winters of Duke University. Further details to be announced.
Special Course Opportunities in Spring 2017
Some of the most interesting courses cannot be offered every semester or every year; so students who could benefit from these courses should take them when they are available. The Department will be offering several such courses in Spring 2017, including these:
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World Philosophy Day Lecture
NC State’s second World Philosophy Day Lecture was given on November 17, 2016 by Dr. Michael Strevens, Professor of Philosophy at New York University. Professor Strevens spoke on “The Importance of Irrationality in Science.”