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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is dedicated to helping students acquire the skills which are central to a first-rate liberal arts education. Among those skills are the ability to express ideas effectively, appreciate great works in philosophy, and to make reasoned, thoughtful, and compassionate judgments in the complex and diverse world in which we live. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers small and engaging classes, and provides excellent advising and support for each individual student. The department encourages students to apply these skills to current issues relevant to their lives, and it is dedicated to creating a supportive learning environment that helps students to mature intellectually and emotionally.