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Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements for the Religion and Philosophy Major

No Emphasis

RPH 480 ADVANCED SEMINAR

Select four of the following:

RPH 110 OLD TESTAMENT*
RPH 120 NEW TESTAMENT*
RPH 130 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY*
RPH 140 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD PHILOSOPHIES*
RPH 150 WORLD RELIGIONS*
RPH 201 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION I*
RPH 202 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION II*
RPH 306 LOGIC

Select seven of the following:

RPH 205 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
RPH 310 PHILOSOPHY OF ART
RPH 315 FEMINIST THEORY
RPH 320 CHRISTIAN ETHICS
RPH 325 JESUS AND THE GOSPELS
RPH 329 THE EARLY CHURCH
RPH 331 THE MIDDLE AGES
RPH 333 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
RPH 350 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
RPH 351 ANCIENT POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
RPH 353 MODERN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
RPH 354 THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE
RPH 358 THE REFORMATION
RPH 362 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
RPH 365 TOPICS OF RELIGION
RPH 370 TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY
RPH 399 RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSE: VARIABLE TOPICS
RPH 410 VIRTUE ETHICS
RPH 415 PLATO SEMINAR
RPH 450 INDEPENDENT STUDY
RPH 460 PRACTICUM

Emphasis in Religion

RPH 480 ADVANCED SEMINAR

Select four of the following:

RPH 110 OLD TESTAMENT*
RPH 120 NEW TESTAMENT*
RPH 130 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY*
RPH 140 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD PHILOSOPHIES*
RPH 150 WORLD RELIGIONS*
RPH 201 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION I*
RPH 202 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION II*
RPH 306 LOGIC

Select seven of the following:

RPH 205 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
RPH 320 CHRISTIAN ETHICS
RPH 325 JESUS AND THE GOSPELS
RPH 329 THE EARLY CHURCH
RPH 331 THE MIDDLE AGES
RPH 340 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION    
RPH 354 THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE
RPH 358 THE REFORMATION
RPH 365 TOPICS IN RELIGION
RPH 399 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL COURSE
RPH 450 INDEPENDENT STUDY
RPH 460 PRACTICUM

Emphasis in Philosophy

RPH 480 ADVANCED SEMINAR

Select four of the following:

RPH 110 OLD TESTAMENT*
RPH 120 NEW TESTAMENT*
RPH 130 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY*
RPH 140 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD PHILOSOPHIES*
RPH 150 WORLD RELIGIONS*
RPH 201 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION I*
RPH 202 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION II*
RPH 306 LOGIC

Select seven of the following:

RPH 350 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
RPH 333 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
RPH 306 LOGIC    
RPH 310 PHILOSOPHY OF ART
RPH 315 FEMINIST THOUGHT
POL/RPH 351 ANCIENT POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
POL/RPH 353 MODERN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
RPH 362 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
RPH 370 TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY
RPH 410 VIRTUE ETHICS
RPH 415 PLATO SEMINAR    
RPH 450 INDEPENDENT STUDY
RPH 460 PRACTICUM

Emphasis in Ethics

RPH 480 ADVANCED SEMINAR

Select four of the following:

RPH 110 OLD TESTAMENT*
RPH 120 NEW TESTAMENT*
RPH 130 INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY*
RPH 140 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD PHILOSOPHIES*
RPH 150 WORLD RELIGIONS*
RPH 201 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION I*
RPH 202 THE WESTERN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION II*
RPH 306 LOGIC

Select seven of the following:

RPH 205 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
RPH 306 LOGIC
RPH 350 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
RPH 315 FEMINIST ETHICS
RPH 320 CHRISTIAN ETHICS
RPH 362 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
RPH 450 INDEPENDENT STUDY
RPH 460 PRACTICUM

*Students may use this course to satisfy Core requirements.