Philosophy is the systematic study of ideas, a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths, a quest for a comprehensive understanding of the world, a study of principles of conduct, and much more.
Philosophy at STAC
The philosophy faculty seeks to provide courses that offer a balance between the historical development of philosophy and an analysis of philosophical problems. Students learn to expand their understanding by learning more about the history of Western thought. By focusing on the problems raised by human interaction in terms of history, culture, and the world, students learn to think and write logically and critically.
Students who major in Philosophy and Religious Studies develop the kinds of skills all employers look for: critical reasoning, persuasion, the ability to summarize complexity without sacrificing meaning, an awareness of an ethical framework, and the ability to formulate and defend policies and positions. It is no surprise, then, that payscale.com ranks philosophy majors in the top third of all areas of study in terms of earning potential, above International Relations, Chemistry, and Marketing.
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Christian Traditions Specialization
Religious Studies Specialization
Philosophy and Religious Studies Minor
Dr. David Keppler, Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Craig Martin, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.
Dr. Robert Trawick, Associate Professor of Religious Studies