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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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HU 435 - Philosophy of Religion

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The objectives of this course are to explore and reflect upon the human search for meaning, purpose, and value in life. The first part of the course covers the nature of philosophy and religion, various views concerning the origin of religion, world religions, arguments and questions concerning the existence of God. The second part of the course covers the problem of evil and suffering, death and immortality, and issues connected with the nature of faith and the search for ultimate meaning. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Question, think critically, and utilize philosophic methods of inquiry
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place and possible limits of both science and philosophy in the search for ultimate meaning
  • Respond to the important, perennial and personal questions of spirituality by examining classical and contemporary arguments for and against God’s existence and related topics

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Philosophy and philosophy of religion
  • Origins of religion
  • World religions
  • Arguments for the existence of God
  • Problem of evil
  • Death and immortality
  • Sam Keen and the Spiritual Quest
  • Siddhartha’s Search for Meaning and Purpose
  • Taoism, philosophy or religion, and related issues
  • The Human Journey and Search reconsidered

Dr. Jon Borowicz

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