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Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

  • Expresses Complex Ideas
  • Debates Conflicting Perspectives
  • Provides Historic Contexts

These courses explore life’s greatest questions by discussing classic and modern philosophers, psychology, and world religions. They develop skills to express complex ideas, challenge orthodoxy, and expose underlying assumptions.

This Spring, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Philosophy as a Guide to Spiritual Life

Consider some ways that philosophy distinguishes itself from religion as a guide to spiritual life.

2021 Spring
1 section

An Introduction to Islamic History

Explore Islamic history during the first six centuries of its existence.

2021 Spring
1 section

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Poetry to Apocalypse

Examine the “writings,” the last part of the Hebrew Bible, within historical, sociological, and literary contexts.

2021 Spring
1 section

Nietzsche: Perspectives on Perspectivism

Explore the works of Nietzsche, an important and controversial figure who continues to exert influence on contemporary writers and thinkers.

2021 Spring
1 section

Comparative Religion: From Christianity to Confucianism

Gain a basic understanding of the beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions.

The Public and the Private

Explore the relationship between the individual and society, ethics and politics, and various forms of government.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: War and Prophets

Examine the different types of prophets in the Hebrew Bible, and explore the role they played within their larger society.