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    mission of preparing students to be independent critical thinkers and global citizens who want to make a difference in the world Philosophy Why should I study philosophy Degree requirements Courses Resources Awards Religious Studies Why should I study religion Degree requirements Courses Resources Awards Latest News Read more news Faculty Philosophy Why study philosophy Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Religious Studies Why study religion Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Contact

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  • Faculty | PHIL RS
    Environmental Ethics Deep Ecology Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Cuban Studies Christopher W Chase Senior Lecturer Email cwc iastate edu Office 036 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 5340 American Religious History and Culture Africana Religious Traditions Religion and Music Emergent Religion Travis Chilcott Assistant Professor Email chilcott iastate edu Office 431 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 8607 Cognitive Science of Religion Psychology of Religion Devotional Hindu Traditions South Asian Religions Religious Experiences Anne Clifford Msgr James A Supple Chair of Catholic Studies Email clifford iastate edu Office 447 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 0052 Christian Theology and the Natural Sciences Catholic Social Teachings Theologies of Creation and Ecology Environmental Ethics Feminist Theology and Spirituality Patrick Connolly Assistant Professor Email pconnoll iastate edu Office 425 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 7276 Early Modern Philosophy Medieval Philosophy Ranpal Dosanjh Assistant Professor Email ranpal iastate edu Office 402 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 7276 Metaphysics Philosophy of Mind Brian Eslinger Lecturer Email eslinger iastate edu Office 402 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 7276 American Religion Religion and Folklore Kenneth E Hobson Lecturer Email khobson iastate edu Office 038 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 8231 Epistemology Philosophy of Perception Moral Philosophy Metaethics Well Being Margaret Holmgren Associate Professor Email mholmgre iastate edu Office 402 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 0053 Ethics Philosophy of Law Gordon Knight Lecturer Email gknight iastate edu Office 34 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 7468 Metaphysics Philosophy of Religion Joseph Kupfer University Professor Email jkupfer iastate edu Office 439 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 0058 Ethics Aesthetics Social Philosophy Modern Philosophy Philosophy in Film David Marshall Miller Assistant Professor Email dmm1 iastate edu Office 423 Catt Hall Phone 515 294 7037 History and Philosophy of Science Early Modern Philosophy Cullen Padgett Walsh Senior Lecturer Email cpadwa iastate edu

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  • Philosophy | PHIL RS
    reflection and argument Students in philosophy classes will be exposed to arguments on both sides of such questions and they will be encouraged to develop and rationally defend their own positions The Philosophy unit in the department is home to 19 full time faculty members who are actively engaged in research and teaching The program offers a wide range of courses leading to an undergraduate major or minor in Philosophy

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  • Why study philosophy? | PHIL RS
    and language skills is reflected in the fact that philosophy majors on average perform better than any other major on professional and graduate school admission tests that are required for admission to law school medical school business administration programs and graduate school 2 The earning potential of a philosophy degree is higher than you think When comparing mid career salaries of graduates who only have an undergraduate degree philosophy majors earn more than majors in biology chemistry geography anthropology and psychology They earn more than journalism marketing and accounting majors They even earn more than architecture majors This may be surprising but recall what employers are looking for Critical thinking communication and analytic problem solving skills are very much in demand and philosophy graduates are better than average in these areas Philosophy graduates are also good at high level reasoning involving general principles and this whole set of skills becomes more important and less common as you move up the administrative ranks in an organization These basic thinking and communication skills confer an increasing competitive advantage as you move up the job ladder 3 The study of philosophy is intrinsically interesting and rewarding When you study philosophy you ll learn about the most influential views on the deepest questions that matter to us views about the ultimate nature of reality the nature and origins of knowledge the relationship of the mind to the brain the foundations of ethics and morality the role of the state in political life and much more These are important questions and for many people their study is intrinsically rewarding Philosophy majors have the privilege of studying with like minded students and learning from experts who have devoted their professional lives to these questions It is a unique educational opportunity that can transform how students view

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  • Resources | PHIL RS
    Program American Philosophical Association Graduating Senior Survey Faculty Philosophy Why study philosophy Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Religious Studies Why study religion Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Contact Us Search Section Menu Philosophy Why study philosophy Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Search Site Index Home Faculty Emeritus Faculty Philosophy Awards Courses Degree Requirements Resources Why study philosophy Religious Studies Awards Courses Degree Requirements Resources Why study religion Colloquia Department Administration

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  • Religious Studies | PHIL RS
    How do religions help maintain or seek to change existing social relations gender norms racial or social inequalities or attitudes toward the environment These are just a few of the timely and critical questions that religious studies scholars address Want to know more Explore the links to the left or set up a meeting with the Religious Studies Undergraduate Advisor Liaison Faculty Philosophy Why study philosophy Degree Requirements Courses Resources

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  • Why study religion? | PHIL RS
    Knowing I was going on to get my Masters from a private Christian institution majoring in Religious Studies at Iowa State exposed me to a variety of classes beliefs students and understandings of what religion means to a religiously diverse world better preparing me for a future of interfaith dialogue and relationships Emily Martin ISU Religious Studies major Class of 2012 MDiv Luther Seminary Class of 2017 What skills will I gain with a Religious Studies degree Studying religion will give you valuable skills in cross cultural understanding empathy and tolerance that is grounded in critical informed analysis independent research skills interdisciplinary thinking social research methods and written and verbal communication skills In many professional fields such skills are in high demand What if I want to choose Religious Studies as a second major or minor Religious Studies can easily be combined with other majors enhancing and deepening your current plan of study It can easily be combined with political science anthropology or journalism for example or add a liberal arts component to your degree program in Food Science Veterinary Medicine Engineering Environmental Studies Kenesiology or one of the many other degrees that ISU offers Do I have to be religious You don t have to be religious to major in religious studies Like anthropologists or sociologists religious studies scholars seek to understand dimensions of the human experience Some are drawn to study religion because they want to better understand their own faith while others are drawn simply because they want to better understand the powerful ways in which religions shape our world What can I do with a religious studies degree The study of religion can lead in many directions qualifying undergraduates for further study in graduate school and giving them a leg up in certain areas of the job market As an academic major in the humanities the study of religion is like a history or English major it imposes no limitations But it also lends its own particular strengths to a number of different career paths Preparing for Law School Religious Studies majors are well positioned for law school In this graph you can see that religion majors feature a powerful combination of GPA scores and LSAT scores that place them among the top performers on the Law School Admissions Test LSAT Preparing for Medical School To apply to medical school you will have to take the Medical College Admissions Test MCAT The MCAT does not publish average scores by specific majors But they do report that humanities majors 29 4 which includes religious studies score better than those majoring in biological sciences 28 1 In 2015 the MCAT will include a Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section that will require students to analyze evaluate and apply information provided in passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines including religion and ethics Religion majors have also successfully gone on to professional training in Business particularly international business Counseling and Social Work Chaplaincy chaplains work

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  • Resources | PHIL RS
    American Academy of Religion Faculty Philosophy Why study philosophy Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Religious Studies Why study religion Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Contact Us Search Section Menu Religious Studies Why study religion Degree Requirements Courses Resources Awards Search Site Index Home Faculty Emeritus Faculty Philosophy Awards Courses Degree Requirements Resources Why study philosophy Religious Studies Awards Courses Degree Requirements Resources Why study religion Colloquia Department Administration Philosophy Outcomes

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