UNC Charlotte’s Department of Philosophy offers outstanding and competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in the study of philosophy. Our faculty engage in a broad range of research projects, and they bring their expertise into the classroom. Our primary focus is on the interdisciplinary nature of philosophy and how it applies to such subjects as science, literature, art and information technology, among others. We also focus on contemporary issues in biomedical, business, environmental and professional ethics through our Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.
Why study philosophy?
Philosophy helps students develop strong skills in writing, critical thinking, reading and understanding complex texts. These skills are indispensable to any professional. The study of philosophy also provides a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the challenges and issues students face throughout their personal and professional lives. Courses in critical thinking and logic are a benefit to students in all their course work and can be especially useful to students who plan to enter graduate school, law school, and various other professional fields. For more information about why it is important to study philosophy, go here.
Why study Liberal Arts?
For a sustained defense of studying the liberal arts, Dr. Nicholaos Jones, a professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama, wrote the article Liberal Arts and the Advantages of Being Useless.
Graduate Student Hannah Levinson Documentary Premier: "From the Back of the Line"
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: UNC Charlotte Center City, 920 N. Brevard Street, Charlotte, NC
UNC Charlotte's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Coalition and Haberdashery Films will present "From the Back of the Line", a documentary film exploring the impact of immigration policies on mixed-immigration families living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina. The film is produced by Armando Bellmas and Hannah Levison and directed by Toby Shearer. Hannah is a master's degree student in the Philosophy Department. A short trailer for the documentary premier can be found at "From the Back of the Line". For more information, please see our CLAS Events page.
The Charlotte Observer highlight of this documentary can be found on their website at "From the Back of the Line".