East Carolina University
 
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
- Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies -



 

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (1963)

"If the domain of ideas is surrendered to those who want to make the most money, then the debate that is so essential for a functioning democracy will not take place." Andre Schiffrin, The Business of Books, Verso.

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

Current Events

Dr. Raymond Moody, a psychiatrist and philosopher who coined the term and initiated the conversation about "near-death experiences," discusses the distinction between intelligible texts, nonsensical texts, and meaningful text in a meeting with students, philosophy and religious studies faculty members and others on February 24th 2015 at East Carolina University. Here, Dr. Moody is talking with Patrick Twisdale, a philosophy major and the department's representative on the Harriot College Dean's Student Leadership Council.

Degrees Offered by theDepartment of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy Major: Bachelor of Arts - thirty semester hours, a minimum of twelve semester hours above 2999.

Foundations curriculum requirements, forty two semester hours.

Foreign language through level 1004, twelve semester hours.

Minor in another discipline, twenty four semester hours.

Double Major: thirty semester hours. The double major can include Foundations Humanities courses in philosophy. If the primary major is a BS, a foreign language is not required for the philosophy major.

Philosophy Minor: twenty-four hours in philosophy.

Multidisciplinary Studies Major, Religious Studies, Bachelor of Arts - thirty semester hours.

Foundations curriculum requirements, forty two semester hours.

Foreign language through level 1004, twelve semester hours.

Minor in another discipline or approved structured electives, twenty four semester hours.

Religious Studies Minor, twenty four semester hours.

Office Assistants

Theresa Phillips, Administrative Assistant V
BA-329, Phone: 328-6120.

Faculty

George Bailey, Associate Professor and Chair
BA-330, (252) 328-6121

Gerald Beaulieu, Teaching Assistant Professor,

John Collins, Associate Professor

Ken Ferguson, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Nicholas Georgalis, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy

Henry Jacoby, Teaching Professor, Philosophy

Derek Maher, Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Richard McCarty, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Calvin Mercer, Professor, Religious Studies

Richard Miller, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Jay Newhard, Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Rodney Roberts, Associate Professor, Philosophy

James LeRoy Smith, Professor, Philosophy

Mike Veber, Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Ed Wall, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Dr. Mary Nyangweso Wangila,
Assistant Proressor and J. Woolard and Helen Peel
Distinguished Professor in Religious Studies

Umit Yalcin, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Program

Religious Studies Program

To make comments or ask questions, please contact the Department Chairperson .

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