The courses offered by the religion and philosophy department are designed to help students explore the elemental questions of religious and philosophical inquiry, both as an academic discipline and as a constructive force to be applied to personal concerns and practical ethical issues. Students become familiar with ideas from diverse perspectives and are encouraged to clarify and gain confidence in their own informed viewpoints. Students are challenged to consider the many ways in which religious, philosophical, and ethical viewpoints have an impact on the contemporary world.
Suffield’s religion & philosophy curriculum teaches students to:
- Think about and respond creatively to the important moral issues of our time
- Understand diverse religious and philosophical traditions
- Prepare for college admission tests