Philosophy B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 33

Required Cumulative GPA: 1.7

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Philosophy Lower-Division Core12
Philosophy Upper-Division Core12
History
Value Theory
Continental Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy
Required Upper-Division Electives in Philosophy6
Senior Seminar3
Modern and Classical Language Requirement
Total Hours33

Philosophy Lower-Division Core

Rule: All courses are required.

Note:

  • General Education fulfillment through the lower-division core: PHL 210E fulfills the "approved writing course" and "Ethics & Human Values."
  • Both PHL 261Y and PHL 262Y fulfill "Democracy and Citizenship".
PHL 210EMoral Philosophy3
PHL 233Intro to Logic: Deduction3
PHL 261YHistory of Ancient Philosophy3
PHL 262YHistory of Modern Philosophy3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Philosophy Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete four courses (12 credits) with one course (3 credits) in each of the following four core areas.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

12 Total Credits Required

I. History

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 400-level (PHL 491 may count as upper-division core courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).

Select one of the following:3
Early Modern Philosophy
Kant
Plato
Aristotle
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

II. Value Theory

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 400-level (PHL 491 ) may count as upper-division core courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).

Select one from the following:3
Ethics and Public Affairs
Environmental Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy of Art
Philosophy in Literature
Hist Moral and Political Phil
Contemp Moral/Political Theory
Phil of Society and Culture
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

III. Continental Philosophy

Rule: Complete one course (3 credits).

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 400-level (PHL 491) may count as upper-division core courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).

PHL 46719th Century Continental Phil3
or PHL 468 20th Century Continental Phil
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

IV. Analytic Philosophy

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 400-level (PHL 491) may count as upper-division core courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).

Select one of the following:3
20th Century Analytic Phil
Contemp Issues Analytic Phil
Central Issues Phil of Science
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Upper-Division Electives in Philosophy

Note: Any course taken for an Upper-Division Core area would not also apply to the Upper-Division Elective requirement.

Select two of the following:6
Knowledge and Reality
The Good, Right, Beautiful
Historical Figures in Phil
Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics
Ethics of Climate Change
Philosophy and Feminism
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Research
Special Topics
Independent Study
Seminar
Internship
20th Century Analytic Phil
Contemp Issues Analytic Phil
Ethics and Public Affairs
Environmental Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy of Art
Philosophy in Literature
Central Issues Phil of Science
Hist Moral and Political Phil
Contemp Moral/Political Theory
Phil of Society and Culture
Early Modern Philosophy
Kant
Plato
Aristotle
19th Century Continental Phil
20th Century Continental Phil
Research
Special Topics
Independent Study
Seminar
Internship
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Senior Seminar

Rule: Students must complete PHL 499. 3 credits.

Note: This capstone course is normally taken during the spring semester of senior year.

General Education fulfillment: PHL 499 fulfills the "Upper Division Writing Expectation for the major"

PHL 499Senior Seminar (normally taken during the spring semester of senior year)3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Modern and Classical Language Requirement

Note: Students who major in philosophy must demonstrate second semester proficiency in a foreign language either by completing two semesters of one foreign language, with grades of C- (1.67) or better, or by receiving an equivalent score on a competence exam. Recommended languages for philosophy are Ancient Greek, Latin, French, and German.