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
LOG 535 Advanced Logic and Metamathematics (Spring 2022: Dr. Ben Middleton, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.)

PHI 501 Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (Spring 2022: Dr. Michael Pendlebury, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.)
PHI 503 Continental Philosophy After 1900 (Planned for Spring 2023)
PHI 520 Global Justice (Planned for Spring 2023)
PHI 525 Introduction to Cognitive Science (Spring 2022: Dr. Ronald Endicott, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m)
PHI 540 The Scientific Method (Planned for Fall 2022)
PHI 547 Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature (Planned for Fall 2022)
PHI 575 Ethical Theory (Spring 2022: Dr. Robert Mabrito, Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-4:15)
PHI 598 Special Topics in Philosophy
PHI 816 Introduction to Research Ethics (1 credit) (Usually offered every semester) (Spring 2022: Dr. Gary Comstock, Tuesdays 4:30–6:20 p.m., first seven weeks of the semester)

Religious Studies
REL 502 Early Christianity to the Time of Eusebius (Spring 2022: Dr. Bill Adler, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.)
REL 507 Islamic History to 1798
REL 508 Islam in the Modern World (Spring 2022: Dr. Kathleen Foody, Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.)
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 2022: Dr. Jason Bivins, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15-11:30)
REL 524 Religion and Politics in Global Perspective (Planned for Fall 2022)
REL 571 Darwinism and Christianity (Planned for Fall 2022)
REL 572 Women and Religion (Planned for Spring 2023)
REL 573 Religion, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies (Planned for Fall 2022)
REL 582 Religion and Conflict
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:
Planned for Fall 2022: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Human Enhancement Technologies (Dr. Veljko Dubljevic)