The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers programs in two separate disciplines, philosophy and religion. The programs are different but similar in nature. Philosophy explores the most fundamental questions about human life, including the nature and meaning of the basic elements of human experience and the limits of knowledge. The study of religion is in the tradition of the liberal arts, and among the other humanistic disciplines. The course of study encourages a critical approach to religious texts and traditions, emphasizing literary, historical, philosophical, theological, and moral inquiries.