Philosophy and Religious Studies

Hibbard 632

715-836-2545
www.uwec.edu/philrel

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department offers graduate-level course work but no graduate degree programs..

Graduate Faculty

Charlene Burns, Ph.D.
Steven Fink, Ph.D.
Sean McAleer, Ph.D.
Matthew Meyer, Ph.D.
Kristin P. Schaupp, Ph.D.
 

No graduate degree programs offered.

Courses in Philosophy and Religious Studies are offered as electives for programs in other disciplines.

All 500- and 600-level graduate courses include requirements or assignments which differentiate them from their companionate 300- and 400-level undergraduate offerings. Students who have taken a course at the 300- or 400-level may not include that course at the 500- or 600- level in a graduate program, except in the case of special topics courses when the topic is not the same as that taken at the undergraduate level.

Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 506 Ethics of Health Care (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with PHIL 306. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Major ethical theories and their applications to personal and professional dimensions of health care functions. Survey of ethical problems that arise in health care situations through case studies.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

PHIL 545 Philosophy of Religion (3 crs)

Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or consent of instructor or RELS 210, RELS 315, RELS 350, RELS 470; or RELS 353/WMNS 353; or RELS 450/PHIL 450.

• Cross-listed with PHIL 345 and RELS 345/RELS 545. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

Critical study of the subject of religion, including the nature, grounds, and limits of religious claims.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

PHIL 595 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

• Cross-listed with PHIL 395.

Work with instructor on a specific philosophical issue, problem, or activity. Content of the course to be determined by the student and the instructor. Recommended for non-majors.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

PHIL 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Consent: Department Consent Required

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Religious Studies (RELS)

RELS 507 Judaism (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with RELS 307. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Judaism from its earliest times to the twenty-first century, including its history, literature, and lifestyles.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

RELS 545 Philosophy of Religion (3 crs)

Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or consent of instructor or RELS 210, RELS 315, RELS 350, RELS 470; or RELS 353/WMNS 353; or RELS 450/PHIL 450.

• Cross-listed with RELS 345 and PHIL 345/PHIL 545. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

Critical study of the subject of religion, including the nature, grounds, and limits of religious claims.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

RELS 797 Independent Study (1-3 crs)

Individual project under the direction of a faculty member.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option