The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies is located on the 3rd floor of Bunce Hall. (856-256-4075)
The Department provides a 30 s.h. major in Philosophy and Religion Studies (you pick your specialization, Philosophy or Religion Studies), a minor in Philosophy, a minor in Philosophy and Religion Studies, a minor in Ethics, 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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Here is a link to an interfaith calendar if you are interested in learning more about holidays in different religions. Everyone is Welcome!
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.