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Why study Philosophy?
What is the nature of reality? What is knowledge? Is my will free? What is the difference between right and wrong? What is the relation between the mind and the body? What is the meaning of life? Philosophers use reason and argument in the attempt to answer these questions. If this interests you, then explore a major in philosophy at UW-Eau Claire.

Why study Religious Studies?
Are you interested in gaining a deeper insight into the way people think, feel and act? Did you know this could all stem from their religion? A degree in Religious Studies explores the distinctively religious aspects of life in a wide range of cultural and historical settings.


Congratulations go out
to our 2015-2016
Scholarship winners
"Is Empathy Evil? Reconstructing  the Complexity of a Concept" was the title of a paper
presented by Dr. Charlene Burns at the joint meeting of the International Society for Science
and Religion and the American Academy of Religion this past November in Atlanta, GA.  
Dr. Burns also participated on the panel "Against Empathy?: Neuroscientific Debates on
the Existence of the Human Mirror Neuron System and the Moral Significance of Empathy"

Dr. Charlene Burns recipient of the Maxwell Schoenfeld Distinguished Professorship

Justin Vernon ('04) Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award


Beginning Spring 2015, our Department Representative on the College of Arts & Sciences Student Advisory Group to the Dean will be Kiana Veal.

We have a local Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honors Society for Religious Studies. For more information visit Theta Alpha Kappa and contact the local chapter's faculty advisor