Philosophy and Religion

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Have you wondered about the differences in belief systems?  How belief systems are related to one another? The study of Philosophy and Religion will increase the capacity to think critically and consistently, to organize ideas and issues, to look at issues from a variety of viewpoints, to solve problems, and to manage people and lead effectively which are all important skills in today’s modern job market. Understand the beginnings and beliefs of religions and philosophers helps us appreciate diversity in American, as well as world cultures.

Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Arts - Emphasis of Study
2018-2020 Philosophy and Religion

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Arts - Emphasis of Study
2020-2022 Philosophy and Religion

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Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Philosophy and Religion curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Philosophy and Religion courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Religion. In addition to general education courses like Intro to Philosophy and World Religion, we offer a variety of electives including Ethics and New Testament courses.  Electives must meet the requirements of your transferring institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.


Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel windowsThe Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel is a showcase for five historic stained glass windows donated in 1991 by Mrs. Morrison. The windows were restored in 2001 and placed in the renovated chapel. 

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