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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.


 

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Geneva College’s Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM) in Pittsburgh educates urban students for effective service in their local communities.

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Upcoming Events
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
Activities for those interested in business majors include simulations and networking with current students, faculty and local business leaders.