Joseph Orosco published “Lessons on Police Brutality from the Chicanx Experience” in the Journal for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, as part of a special collaboration between the journal and the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures.
Nicole von Germeten, with co-PIs Chris Lindberg and Meghan Naxer, recently won a research fellowship from E-campus. Their project proposes to examine student motivation levels as they engage with the past through a narrative and character-based video games built into the design … Continue reading →
Stuart Ray Sarbacker presented a lecture entitled “Avatars of the COVID-19 Era: Morphological Limitation and Freedom in Virtual Environments” at the University of Virginia “Prioritizing Presence in a Post-Pandemic World” workshop. Sarbacker also contributed to a collaborative white paper on best … Continue reading →
SHPR empowers our students and community members with the knowledge and skills to engage in broad public debate and enrich public discourse. We inspire the pursuit of evidence-based analysis, critical empathy, and an appreciation of the multiple perspectives, complexities, and contingencies in the world around us.
Knowledge of the past is vital to understanding the diversity, complexity, and challenges of today’s world. Our history program emphasizes analytical rigor, evolving interpretations, and engagement with multiple forms of evidence. Through critical thinking and expository writing, our students prepare for a future as engaged citizens who can construct reasoned arguments, evaluate global perspectives, and challenge simplistic explanations.
The Philosophy Program is committed to excellence in the teaching and study of philosophy as a discipline actively engaged in our world. We foster intellectual rigor, and the critical interpretive, analytical, and communicative skills necessary to support lives guided by ethical reflection and civic responsibility.
Religious Studies addresses the academic study of comparative religion with a focus on diversity as well as ethics, sexuality, and violence. Our students graduate with an understanding of the impact different religious traditions have made in the world and continue to make in the realms of politics, aesthetics, social structure, and culture.