The study of philosophy and ethics develops our ability to make sense of ourselves and our surroundings. Philosophers apply critical thinking to questions of values and beliefs in order to understand reality, clarify the nature of interactions between individuals and society, and come to terms with the problems of existence and ultimate values. Different schools of thought in economics, history, psychology, and education are based upon differences in philosophy. Political and religious beliefs and codes of ethic are based on philosophical assumptions. Students who study philosophy and ethics engage in the examination of their own beliefs, the resolution of conflicts, the search for a purpose to life, and the development of a basis for ethical decisions.
The Philosophy of Religion and Ethics course is geared toward the preparation for life rather than a specific type of work, and provide an excellent background for a variety of careers. A background in philosophy and religion can help develop character and personal skills which are extremely important in most job situations: specifically, the abilities to listen carefully and critically; think clearly; analyse and organise ideas; write; defend one’s position rationally; stimulate discussion; and question, confront, support, evaluate, reshape, and understand different points of view.
The critical skills gained in the study of Religious Studies are particularly valued in law, education, social work, politics, medicine, administration and media and broadcasting.
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