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Religion Concentration

Here at UWG, we study religion from a comparative and philosophical perspective. Rather than advocating for any particular religion, or for or against religion more generally, we instead seek to better describe and explain diverse examples of religious beliefs, texts, practices, and traditions, and to understand the role they play in shaping the areas of human life mentioned above.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1101

English Composition 1

3
A2: MATH 1001 OR 1111

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning or College Algebra

3
B2: XIDS 2002

First-Year Seminar

2
E1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
E4: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1102

English Composition 2

3
E2: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

3
F: PHIL 2010

Intro to Philosophy

3
D1: Science + Lab 4
C1: Fine Arts 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Complete PHIL 2010.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

14 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
B1: FL 1001

Elementary Foreign Language 1

3
E3: POLS 1101

American Government

3
F: PHIL 2020

Critical Thinking

3
D1: Non-lab Science 3
Minor/Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Complete PHIL 2020.
  • Complete FL 1001.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: FL 1002

Elementary Foreign Language 2

3
F: PHIL 2030

Intro to Ethics

3
F: PHIL 2130

Intro to World Religions

3
D2: Math, Science, and Technology 3
Minor/Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Complete PHIL 2030.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • Elective courses: at least 6 hours must be 3/4000 level.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
PHIL 3100

Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

3
F: FL 2001

Intermediate Foreign Language 1

3
PHIL Course

Philosophy Major Upper Division A-C course

3
PHIL Course

Philosophy Major Upper Division A-C course

3
Minor/Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Complete PHIL 3100.
  • Complete Foreign Language 2001.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
PHIL 3105 OR 3110

Medieval to Early Modern Philosophy or 18th-19th Century Philosophy

3
PHIL 3105, 3205, 3220, 3250, 4220, OR 4230 3
F: FL 2002 OR FORL 2100, 2200, OR 2300

Intermediate Foreign Language 2

3
PHIL Course
Philosophy Major Upper Division A-C course
3
Minor/Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Complete PHIL 3105 or 3110.
  • Complete language requirement (FL 2002 OR FL 2001+FORL 2100/2200/2300).
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • PHIL Major Upper Division A-C: in order to graduate, students must complete 5 courses in areas A-C, and must take at least one course from each area A, B, and C.
  • Elective courses: at least 6 hours must be 3/4000 level.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
PHIL 4300

Senior Seminar

3
PHIL Course 

Philosophy Major Upper Division A-C course

3
PHIL 3105, 3205, 3220, 3250, 4220, OR 4230 3
Minor/Elective 3
Minor/Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Complete senior seminar.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
PHIL Course 

Philosophy Major Upper Division A-C course

3
PHIL 3105, 3205, 3220, 3250, 4220, OR 4230
3
Minor/Elective 3
Minor/Elective 3
Minor/Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Complete degree.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • PHIL Major Upper Division A-C: in order to graduate, students must complete 5 courses in areas A-C, and must take at least one course from each area A, B, and C.
  • Elective courses: at least 6 hours must be 3/4000 level.

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Complete ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and PHIL 2010.
  • Get to know your Philosophy faculty mentor.

Middle Years:

  • Complete the required 4 courses in a language other than English.
  • Think about studying abroad to complete your language requirement.
  • Complete PHIL 2020, 2030, 3100, and 3105/3110.
  • Meet regularly with your Philosophy faculty mentor.

Last Year:

  • Take Philosophy Senior Seminar.
  • Present your research at the Senior Seminar Symposium.
  • Wrap up your Philosophy major courses.
  • Talk with your Philosophy faculty mentor about graduation requirements, job opportunities, and graduate school applications.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Attend a meeting of the West Georgia Philosophical Society to meet other students interested in philosophy.
  • Attend a meeting of the UWG Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team to meet other students and learn about Ethics Bowl.

Middle Years:

  • Join West Georgia Philosophical Society.
  • Join UWG’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team.
  • Apply for membership in our chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the national philosophy honors society.

Last Year:

  • Run for office in West Georgia Philosophical Society or Phi Sigma Tau.

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

Careers

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