Philosophy (6 credits)
Philosophy plays a vital role in a liberal arts education. Studies in philosophy provide basic cultural literacy regarding the great thinkers and perennial issues in our philosophical heritage and a strong foundation in logical reasoning. As a result, philosophy makes a significant contribution to the ability of our students to recognize truth and justice in the world that surrounds them. In addition, philosophy course offerings are dedicated to achieving the Mission of King’s College in that they not only direct students toward the tools they need to make a living, but also guide them toward a better understanding of how to live. These course offerings examine issues related to living a fulfilling life, such as ethics, aesthetics, theories of knowledge, and metaphysics. The free and inquiring mind pursues questions about what ought to be believed about the human condition, about human destiny and about how to conduct a meaningful human life. The study of philosophy is essential to this pursuit.