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Graduate Studies

What We Offer

NC State does not offer graduate degrees in philosophy or religious studies, but the department provides several opportunities for graduate students:

  • It administers the Graduate Minor in Cognitive Science.
  • It offers a variety of graduate courses in logic, philosophy, and religious studies that add value to many NC State graduate degree programs and will enrich your experience as a graduate student.
  • It assists students taking the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) with the design of concentrations that are related to philosophy and/or religious studies.
  • Departmental faculty offer a MALS Seminar from time to time.

Graduate Courses

LOG 530 Varieties of Logic (Spring 2020: Dr. Kevin Richardson, MW 1:30-2:45. Planned for Spring 2022.)
LOG 535 Advanced Logic and Metamathematics

PHI 501 Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Spring 2020:  Dr. Michael Pendlebury, TH 1:30-2:45. Planned for Spring 2022.)
PHI 520 Global Justice (Planned for Spring 2021:  Dr. Michael Pendlebury)
PHI 525 Introduction to Cognitive Science (Spring 2020: Dr. Ronald Endicott, TH 8:30-9:45. Planned for Spring 2021.)
PHI 540 The Scientific Method (Fall 2019: Dr. John Carroll, TH 1:30-2:45. Planned for Fall 2020.)
PHI 547 Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature (Fall 2019: Dr. Catherine Driscoll), MWF 10:40-11:30. Planned for Fall 2020.)
PHI 575 Ethical Theory (Spring 2020: Dr. Robert Mabrito, MW 3:00-4:15. Planned for Spring 2021.)
PHI 598 Special Topics in Philosophy
PHI 816 Introduction to Research Ethics (1 credit) (Spring 2020: Dr. Gary Comstock, Tue 4:30–6:20 p.m., first seven weeks of the semester. Planned for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022.)

Religious Studies
REL 502 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius
REL 507 Islamic History to 1798 (Fall 2019: Dr. Hunter Bandy, TH 11:45-1:00)
REL 508 Islam in the Modern World (Spring 2020: Dr. Hunter Bandy, TH 3:00-4:15)
REL 512 Advanced Readings in the Christian Gospels
REL 513 The Life and letters of the Apostle Paul
REL 523 Religion and Politics in America (Spring 2020: Dr. Jason Bivins, TH 1:30-2:45. Planned for Spring 2021.)
REL 571 Darwinism and Christianity (Fall 2019: Dr. Mary Kathleen Cunningham, MW 3:00-4:15. Planned for Fall 2020.)
REL 572 Women and Religion (Planned for Spring 2021: Dr. Mary Kathleen Cunningham)
REL 573 Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies (Planned for Fall 2020: Dr. Karey Harwood)
REL 582 Religion and Conflict (Spring 2020: Dr. Jason Staples, MW 3:00-4:15.)
REL 589 Interpretations of Religion
REL 598 Special Topics in Religious Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Upcoming section of MLS 501, Seminar in Liberal Studies, to be taught by a member of the department's faculty:
Fall 2020: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Human Enhancement Technologies (Dr. Veljko Dubljevic, 6:00-8:45 p.m.)