Philosophy B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 37

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower-Division Core

12

Upper-Division Core

9

History

Value

Metaphysics and Epistemology

Electives

15

Upper-Division Seminar Requirement

Advanced Writing Course

1

Total Hours

37


Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete four courses (12 credits). 12 total credits required.

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-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete three courses (9 credits) with one course (3 credits) in each of the following three content areas. 9 total credits required.

I. History

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 300- or 400-level (PHL 391 and PHL 491) may count as upper-division area courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PHL 403

Early Wittgenstein

PHL 404

Later Wittgenstein

PHL 449

History of Moral and Political Philosophy

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 469

Rousseau

PHL 470

Hegel

PHL 472

Thoreau

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

II. Value

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 300- or 400-level (PHL 391 and PHL 491) may count as upper-division area 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 and Literature

PHL 449

History of Moral and Political Philosophy

PHL 450

Contemporary Moral/Political Theory

PHL 455

Philosophy of Society and Culture

PHL 469

Rousseau

PHL 470

Hegel

PHL 472

Thoreau

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

III. Metaphysics and Epistemology

Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 300- or 400-level (PHL 391 and PHL 491) may count as upper-division area courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PHL 403

Early Wittgenstein

PHL 404

Later Wittgenstein

PHL 407

Epistemology

PHL 408

Philosophy of Mind

PHL 423

Science and the Environment

PHL 445

Central Issues in Philosophy of Science

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Electives

Rule: Complete five courses (15 credits); at least three of the five courses must be at the 300-level or higher (9 credits; 6 of these 9 credits must be in courses other than 398 or 498). 15 total credits required.

Note: Any course taken to fulfill part of the upper-division core cannot also count as an upper-division elective.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete five of the following courses:

15

PHL 101L

Introduction to Philosophy

PHL 102L

Introduction to Existentialism

PHL 110E

Introduction to Ethics

PHL 112E

Introduction to Ethics and Environment

PHL 114E

Introduction to Political Ethics

PHL 191

Special Topics

PHL 241N

History & Philosophy of Science

PHL 291

Special Topics

PHL 292

Independent Study

PHL 301

Knowledge and Reality

PHL 309E

The Art of Living

PHL 311

The Good, Right, Beautiful

PHL 316

Historical Figures in Philosophy

PHL 317E

Law and Morality

PHL 319E

Law and Discrimination

PHL 321E

Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics

PHL 323

Ethics of Climate Change

PHL 327L

Aesthetics and the Arts

PHL 351

Philosophy and Feminism

PHL 390

Research

PHL 391

Special Topics

PHL 392

Independent Study

PHL 394

Seminar

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 423

Science and the Environment

PHL 427

Topics in Philosophy of Art

PHL 429

Philosophy and 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 469

Rousseau

PHL 470

Hegel

PHL 472

Thoreau

PHL 490

Research

PHL 491

Special Topics

PHL 492

Independent Study

PHL 494

Seminar

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Seminar Requirement

Rule: Complete three courses (9 credits) at the 400-level (excluding PHL 498). 9 total credits required.

Note: Of the following upper-division requirements (upper-division core and upper-division electives), 9 of the required 18 credits must be at the 400-level.


Advanced Writing Course

Rule: Complete one course (1 credit). 1 total credit required.

Note: PHL 400 fulfills the Advanced College Writing requirement.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

PHL 400

Advanced Writing in Philosophy

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-