2018-2019 University Catalog [UNDER REVIEW] 
    
    Apr 24, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog [UNDER REVIEW]

Philosophy major leading to BA degree


A major in philosophy leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 11 three- or four-credit courses in philosophy with the following distribution, with courses able to count toward more than one category, except the Senior Capstone.

  1. PHIL 170, ordinarily completed before the end of sophomore year
  2. Two courses chosen from PHIL 104, 105, 110, 120, ordinarily completed before the end of sophomore year
  3. At least four courses at the 200 level or above
  4. At least one course at the 300 level
  5. History of philosophy or major figures: Two courses chosen from PHIL 110-139, 195, 210-239, 295, 310-339, 395; REL 218; CLAS 221; WGSS 235
  6. Ethics, value theory, and political philosophy: Two courses chosen from PHIL 104, 140-169, 196, 240-269, 296, 340-368, 396; POV 243; BUS 347; WGSS 242, 244, 246
  7. Metaphysics and epistemology: Two courses chosen from PHIL 105, 171-179, 181-189, 197, 270-289, 297, 370-389, 397
  8. Continental philosophy: One course chosen from PHIL 198, 214, 215, 218 (REL 218), 232, 235 (WGSS 235), 238, 239, 285, 298, 315, 357, 380, 398, or, when approved in advanced by the department head, PHIL 195, 196, 197, 295, 296, 297, 395, 396, 397
  9. Senior Capstone: At least one course chosen from either a 300-level course taken during the senior year, or PHIL 473, or PHIL 493: Honors Thesis (3-3). Students who are not pursuing Honors in the Major must take at least one 300-level course in their senior year. This 300-level course must be in addition to the course used to satisfy requirement 4. above. Students who are pursuing Honors in the Major must speak with the department head or honors coordinator before the end of the junior year. Students pursuing honors register for PHIL 493 and prepare their theses in both fall and winter term of the senior year. They must present their theses for evaluation before the end of the winter term of the senior year.

3. At least four courses at the 200 level or above


4. At least one course at the 300 level


9. Senior Capstone:


At least one course chosen from either a 300-level course taken during the senior year, or PHIL 473, or PHIL 493: Honors Thesis (3-3). Students who are not pursuing Honors in the Major must take at least one 300-level course in their senior year. This 300-level course must be in addition to the course used to satisfy requirement 4. above. Students who are pursuing Honors in the Major must speak with the department head or honors coordinator before the end of the junior year. Students pursuing honors register for PHIL 493 and prepare their theses in both fall and winter term of the senior year. They must present their theses for evaluation before the end of the winter term of the senior year.