|Philosophy and Religion
Web Site: http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/dept-pages/philosreligion/philreli.html
Major requirements can be completed only through daytime attendance.
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Chairperson: Stuart Z. Charmé
Stuart Z. Charmé, B.A., Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago (Religion)
Clifford William Brown, A.B., A.M., Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College (Philosophy)
Charles Jarrett, B.A., Florida; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley) (Philosophy)
John Wall, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Chicago (Religion)
Shin-yi Chao, B.A., Fu-jen (Taiwan); M.A., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., British Columbia (Religion)
The study of philosophy and religion offers a vital contribution to a
humanistic education. Both fields deal with various ways in which human
beings have tried to understand and give expression to the nature and
meaning of reality, knowledge, the self, values, and the purpose of
Course work in philosophy is planned to acquaint the student with the
historical and systematic interrelations of the significant philosophic
concepts in Western thought and to provide training in the techniques
proper to the subject. Stress is placed on philosophy as an activity,
and the department aims to provide training sufficiently broad in scope
and technical in procedure to equip the student with both a knowledge
of important philosophical issues and the basis for developing an
analytical judgment that is both critical and productive.
Course work in religion explores the incredible diversity and
pervasiveness of religious life, religious experience, and religious
thought throughout human history. A variety of methodological
approaches is employed to familiarize students with literary,
historical, philosophical, phenomenological, and social-scientific
forms of analysis.
Majoring in the Department of Philosophy and Religion provides
excellent preparation for graduate study in philosophy or religious
studies. Majors and minors in the department also may go on to a wide
variety of careers in education, law, public policy, social work,
ministry, business, and other fields.