Department of
Philosophy & Religion Studies
About Philosophy & Religion Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies is located on the 3rd floor of Bunce Hall. (856-256-4075)

The Department provides a major in Philosophy and Religion Studies, a minor in Philosophy, a concentration in Philosophy and Religion Studies, a concentration in Ethics, a concentration in Biomedical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, and extensive offerings in general education.

Philosophy and Religion Studies courses promote rigorous inquiry involving both analytical and integrative reasoning, and provide crucial tools, for decision-making. The focus is centrally on the capacities of reasoning and logic, reflection on meaning and values, and texts, issues and questions foundational to many of the world's cultures. They contribute significantly to the fulfillment of Rowan's mission to educate students who remain lifelong learners and responsible citizens of diverse communities.


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News & Events

The next event in the Philosophy and Religion Department's Theorizing at Rowan series will take place on March 25 at 5 p.m., in Bunce 109, where Joseph A. Stramondo, Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions will give a talk entitled "Disabled by Design: Justifying and Limiting Parental Authority to Choose Future Children with Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis."

3 spirituality discussion groups facilitated by Dr. Julia Pizzuto-Pomaco: Spirituality and Social Responsibility (March 30); Spirituality and Coping with Stress (April 27)

Why Philosophy and Religion Studies is good for STEM majors

2014 CHSS Annual Report (Featuring the Ramsey Brothers & Dianne Ashton's Scholarship)

Best Majors for GRE Scores in 2013: Philosophy Dominates

Newsweek: Religion Studies Revival

Recent Faculty Publications:

Dr. Matthew Lund, N.R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change, Humanity Books (Prometheus), January 2010

Dr. David Clowney and Dr. Patricia Mosto, Earthcare: An Anthology in Environmental Ethics, (Rowman & Littlefield), November 2009

Dr. Ellen Miller, Releasing Philosophy, Thinking Art: A Phenomenological Study of Sylvia Plath's Poetry, Davies Group Publishers, March 2009

Dr. Dianne Ashton, Co-editor, Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality, Second Edition, Brandeis University Press, 2008

Dr. Youru Wang, editor, Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought, Routledge, 2007

Dr. Youru Wang, Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism: the Other Way of Speaking, Routledge, 2003.