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PHRL498 - Religion and Philosophy Capstone

Course Details

Course Code: PHRL498 Course ID: 4941 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This capstone course is an intensive study of major figure(s) and or movement(s) in philosophic thought, and/or contemporary issues and beliefs in religion and events of particular historical importance to the discipline. Students will integrate knowledge acquired in previous courses into critical analyses of movements, theories and principles that have influenced historical and contemporary thought in philosophy, and the integration of a critical analysis of selected sacred scriptures, collection and review of religious adherents' expressions and experiences, and a synthesis of all research into a final written project. This is a capstone course to be taken after all other Philosophy and Religion courses have been satisfactorily completed.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1. Analyze the fundamental theories and philosophies of from classical to modern/post-modern times

2. Analyze the fundamental theories and philosophies of religion and religious systems

3. Evaluate the elements of different philosophies and religions, and compare and contrast those elements with other systems

4. Explore the different elements in philosophy, history and evolution of thought in general, either philosophical or religious

5. Assemble and evaluate the appropriate information and data used in the realms of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, logic and critical thinking, and beliefs and practices of religions.

6. Assess the actors and processes involved in different philosophical methods, religions, and religion in general

NameGrade %
Forum Discussions 35.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.38 %
Week 2 Forum 4.38 %
Week 3 Forum 4.38 %
Week 4 Forum 4.38 %
Week 5 Forum 4.38 %
Week 6 Forum 4.38 %
Week 7 Forum 4.38 %
Week 8 Forum 4.38 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 2 Major and Core Courses Matrix 10.00 %
Week 4 Creation PowerPoint 10.00 %
Week 6 Citizenship of a Philosopher or Saint Brochure 10.00 %
Final Assignment 35.00 %
Week 8 Intellectual Autobiography 35.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.