Aug 24, 2019  
2016-2017 University Catalogue 
2016-2017 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Philosophy + Religion Minor

Programs  > Programs in the Division of Liberal Arts 
Description     Academic Policy     Admission to the Minor     Program Objectives     Minimum Grade Requirement     Program Requirements


Mikhail Sergeev \ \ 215.717.6368
Minor Advisor


The minor in philosophy + religion invites dedicated students to develop their analytical and research skills in the related fields of philosophy and religion. In addition to serving a student’s particular intellectual interests, the study of philosophy and religion provides an essential connection between the arts and the liberal arts. Actors, directors, filmmakers, animators, writers, dancers, musicians, and graphic or industrial designers with an understanding of philosophy and religion give themselves a deep and wide intellectual foundation for their artistic endeavors.

Academic Policy

Minor programs are governed by the minor policy published on the the enrollment & registration  page in the policies  area of the catalogue.

Admission to the Minor

CAMD Open to all students.
CPA Open to all students.
DLA Open to all students.

Students may apply to enter the minor after successfully completing a course in either philosophy or religion. To fulfill the minor, students take two required introductory courses in the respective fields (PHIL 211, Topics in Philosophy, and RELI 232, World Religions) plus three other philosophy and/or religion courses in any combination.

Program Objectives

  • To provide expanded knowledge of world intellectual history and culture;
  • To provide insight into scholarly approaches and theories  in the fields of philosophy and religion;
  • To develop analytic and research skills across the disciplines;
  • To help students recognize the relationships between arts and various philosophical and religious topics and movements.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of B or higher is required in each course to remain in the minor.

Program Requirements (15 credits)

Required Courses

 Complete the following: