Philosophy B.A.

The major in Philosophy is designed to acquaint students with each of the discipline’s traditional areas of investigation (logic, ethics, and metaphysics) with significant texts and thinkers from the long history of philosophy, and with contemporary work in the field. The advanced seminars in Philosophy focus on contemporary philosophic issues and provide opportunity for development of informed, adequate responses to philosophic questions that are based on rigorous reasoning, previous study, and relevant research in the discipline.

Degree Requirements

A major in Philosophy is achieved by the completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:

Required Core Courses

PHI 305Classical Philosophy

1 Course Credit

PHI 310Philosophy: Descartes to Kant

1 Course Credit

PHI 315Kant & Philosophical Legacies

1 Course Credit

PHI 214Approaches to Ethics

1 Course Credit

PHI 106Introductory Reasoning

1 Course Credit

PHI 218Symbolic Logic

1 Course Credit

PHI 380Philosophy Seminar I

1 Course Credit

Required Capstone Course

PHI 480Philosophy Seminar II

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

At least three additional PHI course credits, chosen in consultation with the Department, two of which must be above the 100 level

 

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