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Philosophy & Humanities Department


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    Department Description

    Philosophy and Humanities are related fields of inquiry into the human mind and the human condition. Philosophy involves the art of wondering while Humanities involves the art of being. 

    Philosophical questions include the nature of reality, knowledge, values, and ethics. The study of philosophy introduces students to a long tradition of arguments in response to one another, with each argument meant to improve upon the last, thus opening the student to new and profound insights. Our courses include Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Logic & Critical Reasoning, Introduction to Medical Ethics, and Introduction to Environmental Ethics.

    The Philosophy Department also offers a Comparative Religions course, which introduces a philosophical understanding of the Sacred according to different faith traditions; this course also fosters a clear understanding of different cultural practices and their historical development.

    Related to these studies are our diverse Humanities courses which range over celebrated works of literature, art and music from a variety of cultures, past to present.  Upon thoughtful analysis and discussion, these works bring greater understanding and appreciation of humanity in its various forms of expression.     



     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

         
         
         
     

     


     

     


         
         
         
     

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PEOPLE TO CONTACT


    Dean

    Luanne Hogan   email
    763-433-1297


    Faculty

    Philosophy:

    Shawna Kosel   email

    Kristin Klamm-Doneen   email

    Deanna Louie   email

    Ryan McCabe   email

    Jason Swartwood   email

    Peter Wahlstrom   email

    Carissa Wyant   email


    Humanities:

    Catherine Bean   email

    Kirsten Dierking   email

    Donghua Zhu   email

    Zara Kinnunen    email

    Shannon Kirkeide   email

    Haley Lasche   email

    Sandra Manzon Omundson   email

    Kate Maurer   email

    Rita Newton   email

    Peter Wahlstrom   email