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Philosophy and Religion
Our Philosophy and Religion program teaches students the major problems, concepts, writings, and movements in the history of Western philosophy while focusing on the major divisions of logic, ethics, theory of knowledge, and metaphysics. Students interested in philosophy can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree, a minor in ethics, or a minor in philosophy. All students in the Philosophy program develop analytical and critical thinking skills that benefit them in real-world and academic settings.
Completing this minor will give students a solid understanding of the principles and methods of ethical evaluation, which will be helpful in their personal and professional decision making. An ethics...
Our Philosophy and Religion programs offer our students the opportunity to do independent research. Students are given the chance to hone in on a specific philosophical question that interests them while conducting research to develop an original argument, discover relevant and high-quality sources, and create a compelling scholarly document.
Being located in the political hub of our nation in Washington, D.C. has its benefits for Philosophy students. One benefit is access to the world of formal debates. Many establishments throughout the city host special events during debates, giving you and your classmates the perfect opportunity to engage in critical thinking and discussion outside of the classroom.
Travel/Study Courses allow Philosophy students to learn about ideas and cultures through visiting important historical sites. In the past, these courses have traveled as near as Williamsburg, VA, and as abroad as Eastern Europe.
There are many paths for a Philosophy and Religion student to take. For that reason, students are encouraged to participate in internships to dive into a variety of potential career settings.
Perhaps the most common path for the graduating Philosopher is to enter the legal field. A legal internship will provide hands-on experience in an attorney’s office to practice the methods and themes of your courses.
For the scholastic Philosopher, an internship in education will provide an opportunity to learn the basics of conducting and controlling a classroom. From grading papers to confident presentations, an internship at a local elementary school or high school is sure to prepare you for your future as an educator.
Put your training in critical thinking to the test with a research internship. Research organizations or research assistant positions are an excellent way to develop your skills and gain personal and professional experience in the field of research.
Founded as the Philosophical Society of Washington, and located in the historic Cosmos Club, these free events offer students an opportunity to engage in the philosophical discussions taking place beyond the borders of Gallaudet.
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