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What is philosophy? Why study it?

College students are people who are probing for real answers to the deep questions that shape our lives. The deepest questions are always philosophical. Philosophy involves thorough responses to the deepest questions: What is reality really? How do I know what I know? What is right, good, and beautiful? What does it mean to be human? Responses to these questions always shape individuals as well as whole cultures and times. They impact every single field of study and work. You can't avoid these questions; you can choose to respond to them poorly or responsibly. To respond responsibly, it is important to study philosophy. Geneva College offers a philosophy major or minor, while encouraging all students to take as many philosophy courses as possible.

Philosophy is perhaps the only course of study that you don't learn in high school. Few students have been given the conceptual tools they need to think through their own questions that matter most. No matter what your vocational track, it is more important to know how to live than how to make a living. 

And if you want excellence in your preparation in any professional area of study and work, you have to bring philosophical preparedness to that subject’s foundational commitments and theories.

Christian believers, of all people, should be experts at philosophy. Christianity integrally involves the deepest questions. Developing a responsible philosophical awareness is essential to faithful Christian practice, service and scholarship. Plus, Christians as part of their mission to the world must engage ideas that shape culture. This is strategic witness.


 

Point of Excellence

The psychology program meets the standards required by the American Psychological Association for graduate school entrance.

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Upcoming Events
Apr23
Chapel
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Apr23
The Geneva Reading Series

McCartney Library 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.
ALUMNI
Celebration Weekend for the classes of ’54 and ’64
Special events for 50- and 60-year alumni are planned to coincide with Commencement.
ARTS & CULTURE
Geneva Reading Series IV: "A New, New Hope"
The final event in the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
ARTS & CULTURE
Symphonic Band to present Spring Concert
The 68-member ensemble will perform on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Justin McElhattan named 2014 Serving Leader
The award will be presented at the MSOL Serving Leaders Conference on Apr. 10.