Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University 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.
Programs of Study
The Philosophy and Religious Studies department houses the BA in Philosophy, BA in Religious Studies, Applied Ethics Certificate, Medical Humanities minor, and Islamic Studies minor.
PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION
Coastal Carolina University philosophers discuss protests, race, COVID-19, wilderness, and boredom.
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Philosophy and Religious Studies faculty and their work
Alan Todd discusses his teaching and research with colleague Chris Sosis. Topics cover Wicca, archaeology and the accuracy of Biblical narratives, the social and economic relationship between dining and religion, grunge music (especially Pearl Jam), and the archaeology of disasters.
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Ron Green, associate professor of religious studies, on A-UN and Kūkai
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Dennis Earl, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies