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WHY RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY AT LYON? The religion and philosophy program promotes interdisciplinary thinking and the development of liberal-minded individuals who consider opposing beliefs and differing viewpoints fairly. The program also emphasizes ethics and civic education, which are the cornerstones of the new core curriculum. Lyon’s core promotes civic education, challenging students to engage with issues outside of the classroom. WHAT STUDENTS SAY “I took Philosophy of Art and absolutely bloomed, and, when taking Feminist Thought, it was as if my brain was growing like never before. I was writing better and asking better questions. I found myself doing reading on my own volition without its being required.” —Mary Anne Gunter, ’14 FACULTY Dr. Paule Bube, W. Lewis McColgan Professor of Religion, is faculty advisor for the Honor Council and works with the freshmen and transfer student orientations. He sponsors the Wesley Fellowship and the Black Student Association and is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Dr. Martha Beck is Professor of Philosophy. She was resident faculty mentor for Young House, the upper-class residence halls, for seven years between 1996 and 2006. She led Nichols travels trip to Greece in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2013. She serves as faculty advisor for “Friends of Sophia,” the religion and philosophy student organization. She is a board member of the Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice and the Olympia Center for Greek Philosophy and Culture, located in Olympia, Greece. discover RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY Religion and philosophy play a central role in a good liberal arts education, providing students the occasion to raise questions and reflect upon the most basic issues they confront in their lives, in other disciplines, and in the society in which they live. In keeping with Lyon’s Christian heritage of integrating reason and faith, the 36-hour religion and philosophy program encourages students to understand positions different from their own sympathetically, to evaluate them critically, to express their understanding clearly and cogently, and to formulate their own point of view thoughtfully. » Students have the flexibility to pursue their interests whether more toward philosophy, religion, or ethics. Internships and practicums are also available. » Students have gone on to graduate school at Duke, Vanderbilt, Princeton, and law school. » The interdisciplinary nature of the program makes it easy to pair any major with a religion and philosophy major or minor. P.O. Box 2317 Batesville, AR 72503 1.800.423.2542 [email protected] lyon.edu

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WHY RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY AT LYON?

The religion and philosophy program promotes interdisciplinary thinking and the development of liberal-minded individuals who consider opposing beliefs and differing viewpoints fairly. The program also emphasizes ethics and civic education, which are the cornerstones of the new core curriculum. Lyon’s core promotes civic education, challenging students to engage with issues outside of the classroom.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

“I took Philosophy of Art and absolutely bloomed, and, when taking Feminist Thought, it was as if my brain was growing like never before. I was writing better and asking better questions. I found myself doing reading on my own volition without its being required.”

—Mary Anne Gunter, ’14

FACULTY

Dr. Paule Bube, W. Lewis McColgan Professor of Religion, is faculty advisor for the Honor Council and works with the freshmen and transfer student orientations. He sponsors the Wesley Fellowship and the Black Student Association and is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville.

Dr. Martha Beck is Professor of Philosophy. She was resident faculty mentor for Young House, the upper-class residence halls, for seven years between 1996 and 2006. She led Nichols travels trip to Greece in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2013. She serves as faculty advisor for “Friends of Sophia,” the religion and philosophy student organization. She is a board member of the Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice and the Olympia Center for Greek Philosophy and Culture, located in Olympia, Greece.

discover RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHYReligion and philosophy play a central role in a good liberal arts education, providing students the occasion to raise questions and reflect upon the most basic issues they confront in their lives, in other disciplines, and in the society in which they live. In keeping with Lyon’s Christian heritage of integrating reason and faith, the 36-hour religion and philosophy program encourages students to understand positions different from their own sympathetically, to evaluate them critically, to express their understanding clearly and cogently, and to formulate their own point of view thoughtfully.

» Students have the flexibility to pursue their interestswhethermore toward philosophy, religion, or ethics.Internshipsandpracticumsarealsoavailable.

» StudentshavegoneontograduateschoolatDuke,Vanderbilt,Princeton,andlawschool.

» Theinterdisciplinarynatureoftheprogrammakesiteasytopairanymajorwithareligionandphilosophymajororminor.

P.O. Box 2317 Batesville, AR 72503 1.800.423.2542 [email protected] lyon.edu

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P.O. Box 2317 Batesville, AR 72503

1.800.423.2542

[email protected]

lyon.edu

facebook.com/LyonCollege

Four of the following: RPH 110 Old Testament1 3 credits RPH 120 New Testament1 3 credits RPH 130 Introduction to Christian Theology1 3 credits RPH 140 Introduction to World Philosophies1 3 credits RPH 150 World Religions1 3 credits RPH 201 The Western Intellectual Tradition I1 3 credits RPH 202 The Western Intellectual Tradition II1 3 credits RPH 306 Logic 3 credits

Seven additional courses in religion and philosophy. For these courses, students may choose one of three emphases—religion, philosophy, or ethics.

And the capstone course: RPH 480 Advanced Seminar 3 credits

1 May be used to satisfy core requirements.

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

RELIGION EMPHASIS OPTIONS: Introduction to Ethics, Christian Ethics, Jesus and the Gospels, The Early Church, The Middle Ages, Philosophy of Religion, The Byzantine Empire, The Reformation, Topics in Religion, International Travel Course, Independent Study, Practicum

PHILOSOPHY EMPHASIS OPTIONS: Business and Professional Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Art, Feminist Thought, Ancient Political Philosophy, Modern Political Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Topics in Philosophy, Virtue Ethics, Plato Seminar, Independent Study, Practicum

ETHICS EMPHASIS OPTIONS: Introduction to Ethics, Logic, Business and Professional Ethics, Feminist Ethics, Christian Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Independent Study, Practicum

Everything ElseFounded: 1872 Enrollment: 672 (Fall 2017)Minority: 21% Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Average Freshman ACT: 25 Average Freshman HS GPA: 3.6 Student Organizations: 40 (approximately) Placement After Graduation: 94% within 6 months Affiliation: Christian, Presbyterian Church (USA)

CodesACT: 0112 SAT: 6009FAFSA: 001088 (help line: 1.800.433.3243)

LYON AT A GLANCEAcademic clubs lyon.edu/student-organizationsArt Student League, American Chemical Society, Anthropology Club, Law Club, COBRA Grotto (caving), Harlequin Club (theatre), Honors Fellows Program, Math Club

AthleticsMen: Basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and wrestlingWomen: Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling

Honor SocietiesAlpha Chi (juniors and seniors), Alpha Psi Omega (theatre), Chi Beta Phi (science), Kappa Delta Pi (education), Kappa Pi (art), Lambda Delta (freshman), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Phi Sigma Tau (philosophy), Pi Sigma Alpha (politics), Psi Chi (psychology), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Theta Alpha Kappa (religion)