Philosophy is a discipline that uses logic
and reasoning to investigate issues such as the nature of reality,
the nature of knowledge, possible reasons for or against the existence
of God, ethical rights and obligations, and many other topics.
Philosophy students learn how to objectively examine others' beliefs,
to construct thorough arguments of their own, and to interpret
complex information. As such, the philosophy major is a superb
way to prepare yourself for a professional career. Philosophy majors
consistently score at or near the top of the entrance examinations
for law school, medical school, business school, and graduate school.
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the discipline of philosophy, the value of a philosophy major, and
the many opportunities offered by the USA Philosophy Department.
New Religion Minor!
Requirements for a Minor in Religion
A minimum of 18 semester hours in Religion. No more than 6 hours
at the 100 or 200 level may be counted toward the minor. At least
one course must be taken from each of the following Groups: Group
A, Humanities, Group B, History, and Group C, Social Science. No
more than 9 hours of courses may be counted toward the minor from
each of Group A, Group B, and Group C. 9 hours of coursework must
be taken as REL courses. 9 hours of coursework must be taken at
the 300 and/or 400 level at the University of South Alabama.
(Note: Courses listed below with a slash, /, are cross-listed between
two or more different disciplines: you can register and receive
credit for one, but only one, discipline (e.g., in the case of REL/SY
420, you can register and receive credit for either, but not both,
REL 420 or SY 420).
Group A, Humanities: REL/PHL/CLA/EH 310; REL/PHL 351; REL/PHL 354;
Group B, History: HY 331; HY 332; HY/REL 343; HY/REL 347; HY 351;
HY 352; HY/REL 353; HY/REL 364; HY/REL 365; HY/REL 373; HY/REL 465
Group C, Social Science: SY/REL/PHL 352; SY/REL 420