Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

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Bergen Community College offers an Associate of Art degree in Philosophy and Religion for students who are interested in developing an understanding of religion’s societal, global, and personal significance as well as its impact to human history. Students will develop an understanding of religions from diverse backgrounds in cultures and develop understanding of leadership, research, problem solving, and rhetoric. Students will learn about philosophical issues and logic and how they relate to issues relating to sociology and religion.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include introduction to philosophy, oral communications, contemporary moral issues, basic logic, topics in philosophy, professional ethics, religions of the world, woman and religion, the Christian scriptures, the Hebrew Scriptures, the Islamic scriptures, intermediate logic, social and political philosophy, and introduction to religion.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, traditions, and history of religions, to understand the cultural impact of religion on society, to develop an understanding of comparative religion, and to understand human roles in religious studies.

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