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Collection Development Guide: Philosophy and Religious Studies: Selection Criteria

Collection Levels - Call Number Breakdown

Philosophy Call Numbers

Call Number        Description Collecting
Level

B1-5802

Philosophy (General)

2

BC1-199

Logic

2

BD10-701

Speculative Philosophy

2

BH1-301

Aesthetics

2

BJ1-1725

Ethics

2,3

 

Religious Studies Call Numbers

Call Number Description Collecting
Level

BL1-2790

Religions, mythology, rationalism

2

BM1-990

Judaism

2

BP1-610

Islam, Bahai faith, theosophy

2

BQ1-9800

Buddhism

2

BR1-1725

Christianity

2

BS1-2970

The Bible

2

BT1-1480

Doctrinal theology

2

BV1-5099

Practical theology

2

BX1-9999

Christian denominations

2

Selection Criteria

The library will purchase material at the Research Level (3) for the library's collection in support of the following degreed programs:

Master of Arts in Applied Philosophy and Ethics; Certificate in Professional Ethics; Graduate minor in Philosophy

The library will purchase material at the Instruction Level (2) for the library's collection in support of the following degreed programs:

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy; Undergraduate minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Value Studies

The departmental allocation may be used to purchase material at the Research Level (3) for the library in support of the department's faculty research needs.

Collection efforts will concentrate on, but are not limited to the following:

  • Aesthetics
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Epistemology/Philosophy of Knowledge
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Technology