In 2011, Pitzer College established the first department of secular studies in the nation. Students at this small, private liberal arts institution can now major in, and get a baccalaureate degree in, secular studies. Phil Zuckerman, the founding chair of the department, will explain what secular studies is all about, and discuss its timeliness and relevance. Phil's talk will be held at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way.
Phil Zuckerman is the author of several books, including The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016), Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014), Faith No More (Oxford, 2012), and Society Without God (NYU, 2008). He is a professor of sociology at Pitzer College, and the founding chair of the nation’s first secular studies program. He blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. He lives in Claremont, California, with his wife and three children.