The Department of Philosophy specializes in analytic as opposed to continental European approaches to philosophy. Our faculty is large, with a wide range of philosophical interests. Students can pursue work in ancient, medieval and modern history of philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of science, and many areas in value theory including meta-ethics, normative theory, political philosophy and practical ethics. The Center for Values and Social Policy sponsors many special events, especially in areas such as environmental ethics, science policy, feminist ethics and bioethics. Some students take graduate certificates in related fields such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Religious Studies, Environmental Policy and Cognitive Science.