Mar 31, 2023
PHIL 2600 - Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to the philosophy of religion. Students critically investigate major philosophical theories and arguments pertaining to the existence and nature of God and the implications of God’s existence or non-existence for human life. Topics covered include the following: 1) arguments for God’s existence, 2) arguments against God’s existence, 3) God’s nature, 4) death, immortality, and the meaning of life, and 5) the relationship between religion and morality.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Constructed World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to state and critically review major arguments and theories concerning prominent religious beliefs.
- Students will be able to use scholarly research and the tools of logic to conduct a comprehensive analysis of prominent religious viewpoints where the analysis allows for the possible refinement and synthesis of the viewpoints considered.
- Students will be able to systematically and methodically identify and analyze the important assumptions, concepts, principles, and contextual factors informing major religious beliefs.
- Students will be able to articulate their own positions in the philosophy of religion, where the position is nuanced, appropriately complex, sensitive to different perspectives, and appropriately qualified.
- Students will be able to formulate and state well-defined conclusions on issues in the philosophy of religion and develop and present deductive and inductive arguments in support of these conclusions.
- Students will be able to use correctly the fundamental terms, concepts, and theories, crucial to reading, comprehending, and explaining influential philosophical texts in the philosophy of religion.
- Students will be able to use the tools of logic to analyze, interpret, and evaluate influential texts in the philosophy of religion.
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