Undergraduate Degrees | Philosophy & Religion

Undergraduate Degrees

Major in Philosophy
The major requires completion of 10 classes/30 credit hours in philosophy:

  • 2050 Introduction to Logic OR 3300 Symbolic Logic
  • 3310 Ancient Philosophy
  • 3330 Modern Philosophy
  • 3600 Philosophy of Religion OR 4100 Epistemology OR 4400 Metaphysics
  • 3120 Social & Political Philosophy OR 3400 Ethical Theory
  • 3250 Philosophy of Science OR 3450 Philosophy of Technology OR 4200 Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society OR 4750 Philosophy and Public Policy
  • 4450 Philosophy of Ecology OR 4700 Environmental Ethics OR 4740 Environmental Justice or
  • Elective (any 3000-4000 level PHIL course)
  • Elective (any 3000-4000 level PHIL course)
  • 4970 Philosophy Capstone - SPRING semester only, SENIOR year seminar

Minor in Philosophy
The minor consists of 6 classes/18 credit hours in philosophy (PHIL) -- 3 classes/9 hours must be advanced.

Major in Religion
The major requires completion of 11 classes/33 credit hours:

3 Hours from Introduction to Religious Studies:

  • PHIL 2070 Great Religions
  • PHIL 2100 Introduction to Judaism
  • PHIL 2400 Religion in American Society

3 Hours from Theoretical Approaches:

  • ANTH 4751 The Supernatural: Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
  • PHIL 3600 Philosophy of Religion
  • SOCI 3700 Sociology of Religion

3 Hours from Christianity:

  • PHIL 3320 Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 3500 Christianity and Philosophy
  • PHIL 3520 Early Christian Thought

3 Hours from Judaism:

  • PHIL 3510 Hebrew Bible
  • PHIL 3525 Rabbinic Judaism
  • PHIL 3530 Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism, Myth, and Magic
  • PHIL 3535 Classical Jewish Thought: The 13 Principles of Faith
  • PHIL 3540 Judaism and Philosophy

3 Hours from Islam:

  • HIST 3450 Islam and its Empires
  • HIST 3460 Modern Middle East History
  • HIST 4240 Nationalism, Zionism, and Islamism in Modern Middle Eastern History

3 Hours from South Asian Religions:

  • PHIL 3620 South Asian Philosophy and Religion
  • PHIL 3625 Modern South Asian Philosophy and Religion
  • PHIL 3630 Jainism

3 Hours from Religion, Science, and the Environment:

  • PHIL 3650 Religion and Science
  • PHIL 3660 Western Religion and the Environment
  • PHIL 3665 Eastern Religion and the Environment

3 Hours from Religion and History:

  • HIST 4215 Jews under Greeks and Roman Rule
  • HIST 4217 Jew, Greek and Roman: Backgrounds of Early Christianity
  • HIST 4218 Early Medieval Europe, ca. 312-1095
  • HIST 4219 Late Medieval Europe, 1095 to 1400
  • HIST 4230 Age of the Reformation
  • HIST 4290 Intellectual, Cultural and Social History of Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 4550 Imperial China

3 Hours from Capstone Seminar

  • PHIL 4975 Religious Studies Capstone Seminar - FALL semester only, SENIOR year seminar

6 Hours of two (2) advanced electives either from the above list of required courses or any of the following approved electives.

  • AEAH 4804 Medieval Art
  • AEAH 4805 Topics in Medieval Art
  • AEAH 4825 Topics in Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Art
  • ANTH 3700 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
  • ANTH 4900 Special Problems (when appropriate)
  • ENGL 3913 Topics in Literature (when appropriate)
  • ENGL 3923 American Jewish Writers
  • ENGL 4440 Milton
  • ENGL 4800 Special Seminar in Literature (when appropriate)
  • HIST 3762 Rome: The Biography of a City
  • HIST 3770 Ancient and Medieval Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • HIST 4315 History of Anti-Semitism from Ancient Times to the Present
  • HIST 4380 The European Witch Hunts
  • HIST 4390 The Holocaust, 1933-1945
  • HIST 4435 American Jewish Experience
  • HIST 4475 Jewish Women in Modern America
  • HIST 4263 Topics in History (when appropriate)
  • MUMH 4800 Nazism, Judaism and the Politics of Classical Music in Germany
  • MUMH 4810 Jews, Judaism, Anti-Semitism, and Opera
  • PHIL 3515 David, Saul, and Solomon: The Early Israelite Monarchy
  • PHIL 3550 Jewish Business Ethics
  • PHIL 3635 Bollywood
  • PHIL 3680 East Asian Philosophy & Religion
  • PHIL 4960 Special Problems (when appropriate)
  • PSCI 4150 Religion and Politics in the United States
  • PSCI 4330 Topics in Political Theory
  • SOCI 3900 Race and Christianity

Consult the Undergraduate Advisor for approval of any relevant courses (e.g., Special Problems courses) not listed. (michael.thompson@unt.edu or carla.parker@unt.edu).

Minor in Religion
The minor consists of 6 classes/18 credit hours (from the courses that apply to the major) -- 3 classes/9 hours must be advanced.

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