Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
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1920s

1928 Courses in religion first offered

Professor W. N. Hicks taught the first courses in religion. Although the courses were listed in the 1927-1928 college catalog, they were not taught before Hicks became an assistant professor in 1928.

1930s

1939 Department of Ethics renamed

The Department of Ethics was renamed the Department of Ethics and Religion.

1940s

1949 Department of Ethics and Religion was renamed

The Department of Ethics and Religion was renamed the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

2000s

2009 Department of Philosophy and Religion renamed

The Department of Philosophy and Religion was renamed the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.