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Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy and religion courses offer students an opportunity to develop critical thinking, reflection and analytical skills. Historical and cultural perspectives on the human endeavor are explored in readings and class discussion. Students studying philosophy/religion may prepare for employment or transfer to other academic institutions.

In NMC classes, students can expect to:

  • Explore diverse cultures and their practices and beliefs
  • Explore opposing and different value systems
  • Interact with historically significant texts and contemporary trends
  • Develop critical thinking, argument and communication skills
  • Use popular culture (film, novels) to explore philosophical concepts
  • Travel  to important cultural and religious sites
  • Investigate philosophical issues posed by other fields, such as history, biology, business and computer systems.

Career opportunities

  • Teaching humanities/philosophy/religion at high school or college level
  • Pursing law or medical degrees
  • Working as ethics consultants in business or medical fields
  • Writing or publishing

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