Philosophy and Religion
The department is non-secular and reflects a serious commitment to the academic study of philosophy and religion within the liberal arts tradition. Philosophy and religion are traditional disciplines which continue to be of interest in a university because they address essential and universal human concerns. The study of both philosophy and religion contributes to that examination without which life is not worth living.
- The department sponsors its own lecture series and is often a co-sponsor in other ONU events and activities.
- The flexible currriculum allows special topics courses such as "Socrates and Nietzsche", "Job and Its Interpreters", "German Idealism", and "Animal Ethics".
- Small class size is common, and conversation is encouraged and nurtured.
- Since 2005 the department has been a participant in ONU's Summer Honors Institute