Womack Lecture Series

Dr. Timothy Larsen delivers the 2017 Womack Lectures

This endowed, annual lecture series intends to promote public awareness of religious scholarship by bringing an expert in the field of religion, philosophy, or ethics to Methodist University to deliver two scholarly lectures. The series recognizes the university’s commitment to Read More …

Philosophy

A student competes in the annual Ethics Bowl

Philosophy, or “the love of wisdom” is the search for answers to questions about beauty, values, reality, knowledge, and meaning. Using reason and logic, philosophy students exercise their minds in order to see the world in different ways, think critically, Read More …

Ethics

Student presents in Clark Hall

The minor in Ethics is an attractive opportunity the Department of Philosophy & Religion can offer students as a welcome, minor load in a liberal arts education that enriches both their humanity and professional cache. For example, one can imagine Read More …

Philosophy Courses

PHI 2000 ETHICS BOWL (1 s.h.) This course will cover moral theories, including fairness, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, common good, and Kantian deontology. Students will not only learn these theories, but apply them to a selection of morally ambiguous case studies. Read More …

Ethics Bowl

Students participate in the annual Ethics Bowl

Ethics bowl is a statewide competition in which teams apply their reasoning and debate skills to ambiguous and challenging case studies. The ethics bowl team at Methodist University is made up of students who develop ethical reasoning and oral communication Read More …

Religion

Students participate in a Religion seminar

About the Religion Program Religion courses at MU develop a deeper understanding of the “big questions” that occur at the limits of human experience. Coursework in religion is valuable in three respects: It broadens your intellectual horizons and can be Read More …

Religion Curriculum Requirements

Student discusses Buddhism at an Interfaith event

Degrees Awarded Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major Requirements The Religion major consists of 36-50 s.h. distributed as follows: Textual Studies REL 2010 Survey of Hebrew Bible (3 s.h.) REL 2020 Survey of the New Testament (3 s.h.) Breadth Requirement Select Read More …

Religion Courses

Courses with the designation (GP) satisfy the Global Perspective Elective requirement in the General Education core curriculum. REL 1030 INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION (3 s.h.) (GP) This introductory course will explore a variety of topics: How do we define the word Read More …

Bullard-Templeton Lecture in Science & Religion

Bullard-Templeton Lecturer Dr. Lawrence Principe poses with a student

This series, originally begun in 2000 under a Templeton grant, was renamed in 2006 after A. Howard Bullard, Jr. and Marta Bullard. Their generosity has helped establish an endowment at Methodist University that funds this ongoing annual lecture series. These Read More …