The Philosophy Department places a high value on diversity of philosophical perspective and upholds argumentation and communication as essential philosophy tools. The curriculum is designed to enhance thinking, reading, writing, and oral presentation skills and consequently, is an excellent complement to a major or minor in another discipline. Students explore a wide variety of advanced topics in addition to core courses in logic, the history of ethics, the history of philosophy, and contemporary metaphysics or theory of knowledge. Courses are taught by highly educated and engaged faculty who are balanced in their specializations and philosophical views, including representation of non-Western, feminist, and Continental traditions. Students have the opportunity to closely collaborate with faculty on research projects or through independent studies, and are strongly encouraged to present their philosophical ideas at philosophy conferences funded by the department. Graduates of the program have obtained extremely strong placement records for graduate school and many have graduated from regionally and nationally ranked Philosophy doctoral programs, law schools, and seminaries, and excelled in a wide range of careers.
Kevin Zepper, professor of English at MSUM, will be speaking and presenting poetry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead Sunday, June 23, at 11 a.m. Located at 121 9th St. S in Fargo. Healing through Writing: A Poet’s Perspective In many instances, the act of writing is connected to the spiritual aspects of release, [...]
Spirited musical third show of 50th anniversary season Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre continues with the PG-rated musical Godspell Tuesday, June 18. The show runs through Friday in Hansen Theatre. Godspell is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. The show features a string of well-loved songs, including “Day By [...]
Mondays in July feature silent films Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Summer Cinema Series enters its 37th season Monday, July 8, with one of the original Rin Tin Tin movies. The particular film has not been selected yet, but will feature the original German shepherd dog rescued from a bombed-out dog kennel in France in 1918. [...]
Two recent graduates of MSUM’s Art & Design Department are part of a six-member team that created The Abettor’s Letters, a computer game that teaches users how to speak French. Kyle Weik, 2012, is the UI (user interface) graphic designer, and McCal Joy Johnson, 2013, is the scene development artist. The Abettor’s Letters is a [...]
Meghan Davis, Philosophy Major