BA in Philosophy Curriculum
Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in all philosophy courses. No more than 6 credits of independent study (PL 299, PL 399) may count toward completion of the major. Students majoring in philosophy must meet the following requirements:
|University Curriculum 1||46|
|College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum 2||21-24|
|Philosophy Core Requirements|
|PL 101||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PL 102||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PL 103||Logical Reasoning||3|
|PL 332||Ancient Philosophy||3|
|PL 333||Modern Philosophy||3|
|PL 401||Senior Seminar||3|
|Select six philosophy or cognate courses:||18|
|Philosophy of Science|
|Philosophy of Language|
|Philosophy of Mind|
|Philosophy of Technology, Environment and Social Transformation|
|Philosophy of Sport (SPS 240)|
|Philosophy of Art|
|Diverse Global Philosophies|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Independent Study in Philosophy|
|Philosophy of War and Peace (PO 312)|
|Thought and Work of Albert Schweitzer (SL: Service Learning)|
|Philosophy and Gender (WS 330)|
|Philosophy of Humor|
|Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy (PO 336)|
|Human Rights: Theory and Practice (PO 337)|
|Philosophy of Sex and Love|
|Philosophy of Death and Dying|
|Critical Game Studies (GDD 395)|
|Directed Research in Philosophy|
Cognate courses: 3
|The Age of Pericles|
|American Political Thought|
|Democratic Theory and Practice|
All students must complete the University Curriculum requirements.
Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements specific to their major. See details below.
In addition to philosophy courses, a student may count up to two of the cognate courses toward completion of the philosophy major.
College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum
The College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Students earning either degree must complete one foreign language through the 102-level, and all students are encouraged to pursue a balanced program of study.
In addition, students earning a bachelor of arts degree must fulfill separate requirements for breadth and depth of study.
For the breadth requirement, students must complete at least 3 credits in each of the four CAS disciplinary areas other than the area of the student’s major. These areas are fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. A course taken to fulfill the CAS breadth requirement may not also be used to fulfill a UC requirement.
For the depth requirement, students must complete at least 9 credits within a single subject area other than that of the major. (A “subject area” is identified with a catalog subject code, such as PL, CJ, WS, MA, etc.)
A student enrolled in the Accelerated Dual-Degree BA/JD or BS/JD (3+3) program is exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement. A student pursuing a double major is likewise exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement.