Philosophy, B.A.

I. Major Program Requirements

Thirty-four to thirty-six semester credits of philosophy, including the following:

Required courses (7-9 credits)

PHIL113Formal Logic

3

PHIL495Philosophy Seminar

3

 

PHIL497Senior Paper

1

or

PHIL499Senior Thesis

1.00 - 3.00

Of the remaining 27 credits in philosophy,

A maximum of 6 credits can be at the 100 level (limit does not apply to PHIL 113, which is required)

At least 9 credits must be upper division (300-400 level courses—minimum does not include PHIL 495 or PHIL 497/PHIL 499, which are required)

At least three of the following courses must be completed:

PHIL200Ancient Philosophy

3

PHIL202Medieval Philosophy

3

PHIL303Modern Philosophy

3

PHIL304Contemporary Philosophy

3

At least one writing intensive course must be completed

PHIL256Social & Political Philosophy(WI)

3

or

PHIL324Ethical Theory (WI)

3

II. Other Program Requirements

  1. Six consecutive credits of a modern foreign or classical language
  2. For students who choose to prepare a thesis, the director and one reader must be from the philosophy department. The senior paper requirement is waived upon successful completion of the thesis.