2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Department of Philosophy and Religion

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Chairperson: Vivaldi Jean-Marie 718 270 5037 office 718 270 4828 fax vjean-marie@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-1007N
Faculty: Vivaldi Jean Marie


The mission of the Department of Philosophy and Religion is to educate students to be leaders and engaged citizens who are fit to create positive social changes. The curriculum prepares students to pursue rewarding roles and careers successfully.     

About the Department of Philosophy and Religion

The study of philosophy fosters critical, analytic reasoning skills that are part of the intellectual armament of an educated person. Its successful students are tough-minded thinkers who are able to devise for themselves a consistent world-view in which knowledge from other disciplines and knowledge from life experiences operate into a coherent system. The study of philosophy also teaches students the great ideas that have been central in the development of human culture over the past 25 centuries. Philosophy is a set of great controversies over fundamental questions, such as the nature of mind, the meaning of truth, knowledge, values, and methods of conceptual analysis that are used to clarify our thinking practices about these key questions.

Departmental Academic Criteria

Students must meet all requisite CUNY proficiencies. A minimum of sixty (60) credits is required for the A.A. in Liberal Arts. Students are required to adhere to all course guidelines and requirements as set forth in departmental syllabi.

Academic Standards

Students in the Department must pass Philosophy and Religion’s required Core courses with a grade of “C” or better. For graduation, a student must have an index of 2.0 in his/her major.

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