Philosophy

Major and Minor in Philosophy

Academic Programs of the Department of Philosophy

B.A. degree in Philosophy; minors in Ethics and in Philosophy

 

THE MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY

(Leading to a B. A. Degree in Philosophy)

Requires at least 30 semester hours in the department, including at least 21 semester hours of advanced work (courses 3000 and above). The 30 hours must include 1301 (Elementary Logic), Philosophy 3351 (History of Ancient Philosophy- offered only in the Fall), 3352 (History of Modern Philosophy – offered only in the Spring), and at least one course from the sequence Philosophy 3310-3319. At least 12 hours of a world language are strongly recommended.

DEPARTMENTAL DISTINCTION

Departmental distinction is awarded to those philosophy majors graduating with at least a 3.5 grade average in philosophy, and who successfully completes a writing project under the guidance of a faculty member.

THE MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY

The minor will consist of fifteen (15) hours of work in the department. No more than six hours may be from elementary (1000 level) courses, and at least one course (3 hours) must be chosen from the History of Philosophy sequence (3351 or 3352). It is recommended that each student minoring in philosophy take one of the department's general introductory courses.

THE MINOR IN ETHICS

The minor will consist of fifteen (15) hours of work in the department. At least 3 courses (9 hours) from the Philosophy Department’s advanced sequence in ethics (PHIL 3371-3381).Up to 2 courses from the Department’s introductory sequence in ethics (PHIL 1316-1319).  Up to 1 course (3 hours) from the Department’s non-ethics courses or a list of approved courses offered by other departments. Substitution of courses with suitable topics and contents may be approved on a case-by-case basis. It is recommended that each student minoring in ethics take once course from the Department’s introductory sequence in ethics (PHIL 1316-1319), along with at least one course in ethical theory (PHIL 1316, 3371, 3372, 3380).