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Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
515 Orr Dr.
208 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Philosophy & Religion: Academic Advisement

Philosophy & Religion Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Arts
In addition to meeting the institutional undergraduate degree requirements, majors in the program are required to earn a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of credit in philosophy and religion courses. The Philosophy major requires 21 hours in philosophy and nine (9) hours in religion. The Religion major requires 21 hours in religion and nine (9) hours in philosophy. No grade below “C” will be accepted in any major course.
 
Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Religion
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy and Religion is the same as the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts except that the student does not take hours in a language and must make up the twelve (12) semester hours by taking those hours as free electives to replace the 12-hour foreign language requirement. All students are urged to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Requirements for a Minor
A minor may be earned in Philosophy and Religion with the completion of eighteen (18) semester hours. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the program faculty. 
 
Curriculum Guide: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion
                                                                                                                                               
Freshman Year
Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills I & II* 
6
Mathematics Courses (see GENED course list)
6
Philosophy or Religion Courses
6
Social Science Elective (see GENED course list)
3
SPN 1120 and 1121 Elementary Spanish (with labs) or
 
FRE 1120 and 1121 Elementary French (with labs)** 
8
 
29
Sophomore Year
 
Natural Science Course (see GENED course list)
3
Natural Science Course (see GENED course list)
3
Philosophy or Religion Courses
6
FRE or SPN 2220 Intermediate French or Spanish (with lab)**
4
AMH 2091 African American History or AFA course
3
Humanities Electives
6
GENED Electives (see GENED course list)
6
 
31
Junior Year
 
Free Electives
12
Philosophy or Religion Course
 9
Courses in Minor
9
 
30
Senior Year
 
Philosophy or Religion Electives
9
Courses in Minor
9
Electives
12
 
30
Total Semester Hours:
120
* ENC 1121, ENC 1122   Honors Freshman Composition I & II can be substituted for these classes.
** A student earning the Bachelor of Science degree replaces the language classes with elective classes.

Curriculum Guide: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
                                                                                                                                               
Freshman Year
Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills I & II* 
6
Mathematics Courses (see GENED course list)
6
Philosophy Courses
6
Social Science Elective (see GENED course list)
3
SPN 1120 and 1121 Elementary Spanish (with labs) or
 
FRE 1120 and 1121 Elementary French (with labs)** 
8
 
29
Sophomore Year
 
Natural Science Course (see GENED course list)
3
Natural Science Course (see GENED course list)
3
Philosophy Courses
6
FRE or SPN 2220 Intermediate French or Spanish (with lab)**
4
AMH 2091 African American History or AFA course
3
Humanities Electives
6
GENED Electives (see GENED course list)
6
 
31
Junior Year
 
Free Electives
12
Philosophy Courses
 9
Courses in Minor
9
 
30
Senior Year
 
Religion Courses
9
Courses in Minor
9
Electives
12
 
30
Total Semester Hours:
120
* ENC 1121, ENC 1122   Honors Freshman Composition I & II can be substituted for these classes.
** A student earning the Bachelor of Science degree replaces the language classes with elective classes.

Curriculum Guide: Bachelor of Arts in Religion
                                                                                                                                               
Freshman Year
Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills I & II* 
6
Mathematics Courses (see GENED course list)
6
Religion Courses
6
Social Science Elective (see GENED course list)
3
SPN 1120 and 1121 Elementary Spanish (with labs) or
 
FRE 1120 and 1121 Elementary French (with labs)** 
8
 
29
Sophomore Year
 
Natural Science Course (see GENED course list)
3
Natural Science Course (see GENED course list)
3
Religion Courses
6
FRE or SPN 2220 Intermediate French or Spanish (with lab)**
4
AMH 2091 African American History or AFA course
3
Humanities Electives
6
GENED Electives (see GENED course list)
6
 
31
Junior Year
 
Free Electives
12
Philosophy Courses
 9
Courses in Minor
9
 
30
Senior Year
 
Philosophy Courses
9
Courses in Minor
9
Electives
12
 
30
Total Semester Hours:
120
* ENC 1121, ENC 1122   Honors Freshman Composition I & II can be substituted for these classes.
** A student earning the Bachelor of Science degree replaces the language classes with elective classes.

 
Philosophy & Religion Classes

PHH 2102Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3) First course in history of philosophy sequence. From classical Greek philosophy through the philosophy of the Middle Ages.

PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy (3) Second course in history of philosophy sequence. Major movements of modern period: existentialism, ordinary language philosophy.

PHI 1100 Critical Inquiry (3) Theory and techniques for creative and critical thinking, applying methods developed in science to decision making.

PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3) An examination of rival views on morality, economic justice, political philosophy, existence of God, and theories of knowledge.

PHI 2101 Introduction to Logic (3) General introduction which emphasizes developing ability to think and communicate clearly and consistently; nature and methods of formal and informal logic.

PHI 3601 Ethics (3) An examination of ethical issues in various areas, including health sciences, business and personal life.

PHI 4300 Theory of Knowledge (3) Prereq: PHI 2101. Structure of knowl3edge including both classical positions and recent developments.

PHI 4660 Ethical Theory (3) Prereq: 3 hrs. in philosophy or religion. Critical examination of classical system of ethical thought and consideration of recent ethical theory.

PHI 4800 Aesthetics (3) Aesthetic experience and philosophy of art and criticism. Findings related to painting, music, drama and literature. For advanced students.

PHI 4905 Selected Readings (3) Selected philosophers and philosophical movements. For advanced majors only.

PHI 4906 Directed Individual Study (3) Prereq: Permission of department chair and a supervising professor.

PHM 3120 Contemporary Black Social Philosophy (3) Critical analysis of roots and nature of black movements--specifically, Black Nationalism--as a world phenomenon, rather than as a movement limited to the United States.

PHM 4100 Social Philosophy (3) Prereq: 3 hrs. in philosophy. Problems of social and political philosophy and examination of major theoretical models.

REL 2000 Introduction to Religion (3) Study of the origins, functions, techniques, and experience of religion in a cross-cultural perspective.

REL 2135 Black Religion in America (3) A survey of Black religious history in the U.S., with focus on the ideas, movements, issues, leadership, and artistic/cultural values which have influenced the religious experience and institutions of Black Americans.

REL 2210 Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures (3) Survey of the history, literature and teachings of the ancient Hebrew people.

REL 2224 Interpreting Prophecy in the Hebrew Scriptures (3) Emphasis on biographical data, historical settings, and ethical/religious themes in the prophetic literature of the ancient Hebrews.

REL 2240 Introduction to the Christian Scriptures (3) The development of religion in reference to the religio-ethical teachings, socio-cultural context, and literature of the Christian Scriptures.

REL 2320 Western World Religions (3) Religious traditions which have been influential in the West in characterized by western religious motifs. Study of major doctrines and historical development.

REL 3130 Religion in American Culture (3) The religious institutions, major religious movements, black religious experience, and unique features of the temperament of American religion.

REL 3156 Religion, Personality and Race (3) Typological and structural relationships between religion, personality and race. An analysis of the personal religious lifestyles of prominent persons from different cultures.

REL 3312 Eastern World Religions (3) Four major religions: Hinduism and Buddhism of India, and Confucianism and Taoism of China.

REL 4440 Contemporary Religious Thought (3) Prereq: REL 2000, REL 2210 or REL 2240. Important theological movements and their leaders since 1950: Secular Theology, Theology of Hope, Black Theology, Vatican II and Liberation Theology.

REL 4900 Selected Readings (3) Selected thinkers and problems in religion. For advanced religion majors.

REL 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-3) For advanced religion majors.

Graduation

If you plan on graduating, be sure to get ready for the application process the semester prior to graduation (or earlier). The university’s graduation requirements and procedures are located here.

Here are the steps for the process.

  • Inform your advisor  that you intend to graduate(please do so no latter than the start of the semester in which you intend to graduate).
  • Make sure that your Evaluation for Graduation is completed and signed by your advisor. There is a BA form and a BS form.
  • Acquire and complete the Student Intent to Graduate form.
  • Turn in completed form to your advisor.
  • Your advisor turn in the forms to the department chair.
  • Check your iRattler account for a Positive Service Indicator (Eligible to Apply – ETA).
  • Complete the graduation application on iRattler.
  • Graduate

Graduation Links

Revised 4/3/2014 by Dr. Michael LaBossiere