In WCU's Philosophy and Religion Department we challenge our students to answer fundamental questions about the nature of reality and our understanding of it; about the meaning and value in our lives; and our relationship with each other, to the natural world, and our environment. Our faculty instructors illuminate the world of ancient and modern ideas and ideals through stimulating courses on important topics in pursuit of serious academic research. Learn more about the program...
PAR student, Jack Betkowski, talks about his experience in studying abroad in Wales
An interview with Matthew Tuten on him presenting a philosophical paper at Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference that is being held at the University of North Carolina in Asheville.
Philosophy and Religion student John Crunk spills the tea on his experience studying abroad on Costa Rica for the summer. Hear what it's like to study in another country first hand!
Philosophy & Religion Professor Dr. Daryl Hale will be hosting a series of lectures at the Jackson County Public Library throughout the month of October.
Philosophy and Religion student Jessie Hogge spills the tea on her experience studying abroad in the French Riviera for eight months. Hear what it's like to study in another country first hand!
Amy McKenzie, PAR's Administrative Support Associate and an Adjunct Instructor, is a co-facilitator for WCU's NCBI (National Coalition Building Institute) program. In August 2019, she participated in the 4-day Leadership for Diversity Institute with Holli Stillman, Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Studies Office, Administrative Support Specialist.
The Faculty Award for Excellence in Student Service is presented to a dedicated faculty member who understands that learning also occurs outside the classroom, and is more than an instructor, but is also a mentor.
Dr. Daryl Hale joined colleague Dr. Jim McLachlan at the Congress of Personalism at Domus Galilaeae on the Mount of Beatitudes, Israel in mid-August 2019, organized by McLachlan.