Major and Minor Requirements

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who major or minor in philosophy will:

1. acquire a broad understanding of the history of Western philosophy
2. become more ethically sensitive through the careful study of various ethical theories
3. enhance their ability to analyze and clarify ideas
4. refine their ability to think logically
5. demonstrate their ability to present their ideas and arguments effectively, both orally and in writing

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits
General Education 44-58 credits
Major Studies 36 credits

Philosophy majors, in addition to the requirements for the major, are also required to take one of the following foreign language courses:  French 2140, German 2340 or Spanish 2940. Majors in philosophy are also required to take two English literature courses at the 2000 level or above.

Philosophy Major (36 credits)

The major requires a minimum of 36 credits, including PHLSPHY 1130 Introduction to Philosophy or PHLSPHY 2230 Contemporary Worldviews, PHLSPHY 2330 Origins of Western Philosophy, PHLSPHY 2430 Philosophy in the Modern World, PHILSPHY 2630 Logic, four 3000-level seminars and two 4000-level seminars. Religious studies courses and PHLSPHY 4330 Philosophy of Education may not be taken for credit toward a major in philosophy.

Courses

For descriptions of the following courses, see philosophy course descriptions.

PHLSPHY 1130 Introductoin to Philosophy 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2130 Peace Studies: Issues, Ideas and Morality of Nuclear War 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2230 Contemporary Worldviews 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2330 Origins of Western Philosophy 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2430 Philosophy in the Modern World 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2530 Ethics 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2630 Logic 3 cr
PHLSPHY 3130 Philosophy of History 3 cr
PHLSPHY 3230 Philosophy of Religion 3 cr
PHLSPHY 3330 Onotology and Ethics 3 cr
PHLSPHY 3430 Social Philosophy 3 cr
PHLSPHY 3530 Philosophy’s Feminist Future: From Powerism to Personalism 3 cr
PHLSPHY 3630 Philosophy of Law 3 cr
PHLSPHY 4430 Seminar in Philosophy 3 cr
PHLSPHY 4660 Cooperative Field Experience 1-8 cr
PHLSPHY 4720 Individual Research in Philosophy 1-3 cr

Philosophy Minor (24 credits)

The minor requires a minimum of 24 credits, including the same courses and restrictions as the major except that only two 3000-level seminars and one 4000-level seminar are required.

PHLSPHY 1130 Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr
or      
PHLSPHY 2230 Contemporary Worldviews 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2330 Origins of Western Philosophy 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2430 Philosophy in the Modern World 3 cr
PHLSPHY 2630 Logic 3 cr
Two 3000-level seminars and one 4000-level seminar  

 

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