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2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located on the 4th Floor of the Student and Faculty Services building, Room 442
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: (510) 885-3225



Jennifer L. Eagan, Ph.D. Duquesne University

Christopher M. Moreman (Chair), Ph.D. University of Wales, Lampeter


Associate Professor

Barbara Hall, Ph.D. University of Arizona, J.D. DePaul University Law School


Assistant Professor

Craig Derksen, Ph.D. University of Maryland

Department Statement

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at California State University, East Bay seeks to promote the exploration of enduring human concerns - concerns, for example, about the nature of knowledge, ethics, truth, and God. In addition to emphasizing classical philosophy, the department encourages students to think critically about contemporary debates, particularly in the areas of law, human rights and social justice; science, technology, and values; and religion. We strive to instill in our students lifelong habits of questioning, of exploring views contrary to their own, and of engaging in reasoned and honest dialogue. By our focus on analysis, comprehension and communication, we aim to develop qualities that are essential to personal fulfillment, civic responsibility, and career success.

About the Department

Use our university website link to learn more about what the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department has to offer.

  • Cal State East Bay Philosophy Society
  • Reflections
  • Alumni Profiles
  • Faculty Profiles
  • Social Media Links
  • And more…


    Bachelor of Arts




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