Department of Religion and Philosophy
McPheeters-Dennis Hall, Room 36
Telephone: (404) 880-8262 or (404) 880-8235
Fax: (404) 880-8439

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Course Recommendations

The Department of Religion and Philosophy does not hold students accountable for a common core of departmental courses. It does recommend, however, the following courses for majors:

PHI 221 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 231 Ethics and Human Values
PHI 241 Philosophy of Religion
PHI 331 and 332 History of Western Philosophy
REL 241 and 242 American Religious Tradition
REL 250 Comparative Religion
REL 351 and 352 History of Christian Thought
REL 435 Contemporary Religious Thought

AIDP Program

The Accelerated Interdisciplinary Degree Program is the honors program in religion and philosophy. It is a five-year program in which a student can obtain a bachelor's degree in religion and a master's degree in Education, Social Work, or Public Administration. Students must maintain a 3.2 or better to remain in the program. Tuition assistance, internships and employment opportunities are available. For more information or to request an application, call (404) 880-6043.



Typical Course of Study

Here is a typical course of study for majors in Philosophy, and Religion, respectively.

BACHELOR OF ARTS PHILOSOPHY (122 hours)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester: 17 hours
BIO-C 101 Biological Science (3)
GED-C 100 First-Year Seminar I (1)
ENG-C 105 English Composition I (3)
MAT-C 103 Algebra I (3)
STA-C 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
LIB-C 101 Information Technology and Computer Application (3)
PED-C 101/2 Physical Education Requirement (1)

Second Semester: 16 hours
PHY-C 102 Physical Science (3)
GED-C 101 First-Year Seminar II (1)
ENG-C 106 English Composition II (3)
MAT-C 104 Algebra II (3)
Social Science Requirement (3)
Elective (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours

ENG-C 201/202 World Literature I or II (3)
HIS-C 201 U.S., Africa and the World I (3)
PSY-C 211 General Psychology (3)
REL 101 Biblical Heritage (3)
Foreign Language Requirement (3)

Second Semester: 14 hours
HIS-C 202 U.S., Africa and the World II (3)
PHI 221 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Foreign Language Requirement (3)
Humanities Requirement (3)
Elective (2)

JUNIOR YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours

MMA 201 Survey of Media and Society (3)
PHI 231 Ethics and Human Value (3)
PHI 241 Philosophy of Religion (3)
PHI 331 History of Western Philosophy: Africa to Present (3)
REL 250 Comparative Religion (3)

Second Semester: 15 hours
PHI 332 History of Western Philosophy: Africa to Present (3)
PHI 353 Representative Problems of Philosophy (3)
PHI 362 Social and Political Philosophy (3)
PHI 375 Existentialism and Phenomenology (3)
Elective (3)

SENIOR YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours

PHI 411 Islamic Philosophy (3)
PHI 421 Philosophies of the African Continent (3)
PHI 431 African-American Philosophy (3)
PHI 484 Paracurricular Study in Philosophy (3)
Elective (3)

Second Semester: 15 hours
PHI 452 Special Topics in Philosophy (3)
PHI 480 Independent Study (3)
PHI 485 Paracurricular Study in Philosophy (3)
REL 435 Contemporary Religious Thought (3)
Elective (3)



BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGION (122 Hours)

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester: 17 hours

BIO-C 101 Biological Science (3)
GED-C 100 First-Year Seminar I (1)
ENG-C 105 English Composition I (3)
MAT-C 103 Algebra I (3)
STA-C 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
LIB-C 101 Information Technology and Computer Application (3)
PED-C 101/2 Physical Education Requirement (1)

Second Semester: 16 hours
PHY-C 102 Physical Science (3)
GED-C 101 First Year Seminar II (1)
ENG-C 106 English Composition II (3)
MAT-C 104 Algebra II (3)
REL 101 Biblical Heritage (3)
Social Science Requirement (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours

ENG-C 201/202 World Literature I or II (3)
HIS-C 201 U.S., Africa and the World I (3)
PSY-C 211 General Psychology (3)
Foreign Language Requirement (3)
REL 103 African-American Religious Experiences (3)

Second Semester: 14 hours
HIS-C 202 U.S., Africa and the World II (3)
REL 104 African-American Religious Experiences (3)
REL 211 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
PHI 105 Critical Thinking (3)
Elective (2)

JUNIOR YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours

PHI 221 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
REL 241 American Religious Tradition (3)
REL 250 Comparative Religion (3)
REL 351 History of Christian Thought (3)
MMA 201 Survey of Media and Society (3)

Second Semester: 15 hours
PHI 241 Philosophy of Religion (3)
REL 242 American Religious Tradition (3)
REL 251 Religious Ethics (3)
REL 352 History of Christian Thought (3)
Elective (3)

SENIOR YEAR

First Semester: 15 hours

REL 361 Culture and Religion (3)
REL 362 Psychology of Religion (3)
REL 435 Contemporary Religious Thought (3)
Humanities Requirement (3)
Elective (3)

Second Semester: 15 hours
PHI 431 African-American Philosophy (3)
REL 383 Religions of Africa (3)
REL 451 Special Topics in Religion (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3)



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