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Philosophy and Religious Studies Major, BA

(NYC)

Prepares students for graduate school in philosophy or religious studies, for law school, or for employment or study in any field requiring strong analytical and interpretive skills.

University Core – (44-55)

Major Courses – (39)

At least 12 credits each in PHI & RS.

Required Major Courses: (24 credits)

PHI 113Ancient Philosophy

3 credits

PHI 116Modern Philosophy

3 credits

PHI 253Logic

3 credits

RES 202Great Ideas in Eastern Religious Thought

3 credits

RES 201Great Ideas in Western Religious Thought

3 credits

OR

RES 231The Bible: Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)

3 credits

OR

RES 232The Bible: Christian Scriptures (New Testament)

3 credits

PHI 355Ethical Theories

3 credits

PHI 357Philosophy of Religion

3 credits

and

ONE Senior Year Experience course (3 credits): either PHI 499 or RES 499.

Required Major Electives: (15 credits)

All courses with a PHI or RES prefix may be used as major electives.  Students may use up to THREE courses from list below as major electives.  Students are required to complete a total of FIVE major electives using the guidelines provided.

AMS 200Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies

3 credits

ANT 212Magic and the Spirit World

3 credits

ANT 296VTopic: Anthropological Issues in Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

3 credits

SOC 296HTopic: Sociology of Religion

3 credits

SOC 323Social Theory

3 credits

FSS 383Theories of Film

3 credits

HIS 206European History: Witches, Wizards and the Rise of Scientific Thought

3 credits

HIS 209Israel and Palestine: The Heritage and the Challenge

3 credits

HIS 223Discrimination, Integration and Assimilation: Global Jewish Experience

3 credits

HIS 296UTopic: Bible and Gun: Christianity in China since 1500

3 credits

LIT 211ZWorld Mythologies

3 credits

LIT 303Introduction to Cultural Studies

3 credits

LIT 304Postcolonial Literature

3 credits

LIT 329Literary Theory and Criticism

3 credits

PJS 203Nonviolence: Theory and Practice

3 credits

POL 241Classical Political Thought

3 credits

POL 242Medieval Political Theory

3 credits

POL 243Modern Political Theory

3 credits

POL 249Feminist Political Theory

3 credits

WS 369Queer Theory

3 credits

WS 380Seminar in Feminist Theory

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Open Electives – (45-56)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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