Philosophy B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 33

Required Cumulative GPA: 1.7

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Philosophy Lower-Division Core

12

Philosophy Upper-Division Core

12

History

Value Theory

Continental Philosophy

Analytic Philosophy

Required Upper-Division Electives in Philosophy

6

Senior Seminar

3

Total Hours

33


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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHL 210E

Moral Philosophy

3

PHL 233

Intro to Logic: Deduction

3

PHL 261Y

History of Ancient Philosophy

3

PHL 262Y

History of Modern Philosophy

3

Total Hours

12

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).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PHL 462

Early Modern Philosophy

PHL 464

Kant

PHL 465

Plato

PHL 466

Aristotle

Total Hours

3

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).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PHL 412

Ethics and Public Affairs

PHL 422

Environmental Philosophy

PHL 427

Topics in Philosophy of Art

PHL 429

Philosophy in Literature

PHL 449

History of Moral and Political Philosophy

PHL 450

Contemporary Moral/Political Theory

PHL 455

Philosophy of Society and Culture

Total Hours

3

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).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PHL 467

19th Century Continental Philosophy

PHL 468

20th Century Continental Philosophy

Total Hours

3

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).

Code

Title

Hours

Select one of the following:

3

PHL 403

Early Wittgenstein

PHL 404

Later Wittgenstein

PHL 407

Epistemology

PHL 408

Philosophy of Mind

PHL 445

Central Issues in Philosophy of Science

Total Hours

3

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

PHL 309E

The Art of Living

PHL 311

The Good, Right, Beautiful

PHL 316

Historical Figures in Phil

PHL 317E

Law and Morality

PHL 321E

Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics

PHL 323

Ethics of Climate Change

PHL 351

Philosophy and Feminism

PHL 363H

Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

PHL 390

Research

PHL 391

Special Topics

PHL 392

Independent Study

PHL 394

Seminar

PHL 398

Internship

PHL 403

Early Wittgenstein

PHL 404

Later Wittgenstein

PHL 407

Epistemology

PHL 408

Philosophy of Mind

PHL 412

Ethics and Public Affairs

PHL 422

Environmental Philosophy

PHL 427

Topics in Philosophy of Art

PHL 429

Philosophy in Literature

PHL 445

Central Issues in Philosophy of Science

PHL 449

History of Moral and Political Philosophy

PHL 450

Contemporary Moral/Political Theory

PHL 455

Philosophy of Society and Culture

PHL 462

Early Modern Philosophy

PHL 464

Kant

PHL 465

Plato

PHL 466

Aristotle

PHL 467

19th Century Continental Philosophy

PHL 468

20th Century Continental Philosophy

PHL 490

Research

PHL 491

Special Topics

PHL 492

Independent Study

PHL 494

Seminar

PHL 498

Internship

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Senior Seminar

Note: PHL 499 fulfills the Advanced College Writing requirement.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

PHL 499

Senior Seminar (normally taken during the spring semester of senior year)

3

Total Hours

3

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.