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Pre-Ministry

Pre-Ministry and Graduate Studies in Philosophy and Religion

Students interested in the ministry, religious education or graduate school in phi­losophy or religion should select the philosophy and religion major at Bridgewater College. The bachelor’s

Majors and Minors for Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and Religion Major

Requires the bachelor of arts degree. Consists of not less than 33 credits with a minimum of 12 credits each from philosophy and religion, the remaining credits composed of courses approved by the department and chosen in

Travel Abroad - Philosophy and Religion

Let us go forth upon our travelers' way …
Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales 33.269

Philosophy and Religion offers three Interterm classes devoted to travel abroad:

  1. Classical Cultures: The Mediterranean World
  2. Germanic Cultures
  3. The Lands of the Bible

These

Travel and Wisdom

Literature throughout the ages have extolled the virtues of travel. In the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey, travel was an integral part of the heroic journey and the quest for knowledge of self and others. Inspired by this idea, the Greek historian

Learning Opportunities and Resources for Philosophy and Religion

The things we have to learn to do, we learn by doing them.
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics 2.1103a33

Language scholars have discovered that the word “experience” comes from the root *per, meaning both “to cross space” and “to test.”