Philosophy B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 33

Required Cumulative GPA: 1.7

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

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
Total Hours33

Philosophy Lower-Division Core

Note: The following courses also satisfy general education requirements:

  • PHL 210E fulfills the "Intermediate Writing" and "Ethics and Human Values" requirements.
  • PHL 261Y and PHL 262Y both fulfill the "Democracy and Citizenship" requirement.  
Complete all of the following courses:
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. 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).

Complete one of the following courses: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).

Complete one of the following courses:3
Ethics and Public Affairs
Environmental Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy of Art
Philosophy in Literature
History of Moral and Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral/Political Theory
Philosophy of Society and Culture
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

III. Continental 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).

Complete one of the following courses:3
19th Century Continental Philosophy
20th Century Continental Philosophy
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
Early Wittgenstein
Later Wittgenstein
Epistemology
Philosophy of Mind
Central Issues in Philosophy of Science
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Upper-Division Electives in Philosophy

Note: Any course taken to fulfill an Upper-Division Core area requirement cannot also count as an Upper-Division Elective. Internships (PHL 398 and PHL 498) cannot satisfy both upper-division electives.

Complete two of the following courses:6
The Good, Right, Beautiful
Historical Figures in Phil
Law and Morality
Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics
Ethics of Climate Change
Philosophy and Feminism
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Research
Special Topics
Independent Study
Seminar
Internship
Early Wittgenstein
Later Wittgenstein
Epistemology
Philosophy of Mind
Ethics and Public Affairs
Environmental Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy of Art
Philosophy in Literature
Central Issues in Philosophy of Science
History of Moral and Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral/Political Theory
Philosophy of Society and Culture
Early Modern Philosophy
Kant
Plato
Aristotle
19th Century Continental Philosophy
20th Century Continental Philosophy
Research
Special Topics
Independent Study
Seminar
Internship
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Senior Seminar

Note: PHL 499 fulfills the Advanced College Writing requirement.

Complete the following course:
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.