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The Philosophy Major

"My philosophy classes have taught me to speak and write clearly; more importantly, they have also made me a better and more thoughtful person." Alexandra Nichipor '12

Required Courses

Either A First Course in Philosophy (PHIL 100) or History of Ideas (PHIL 101) or equivalent course with a Philosophy instructor

Either Logic (PHIL 200) or Philosophy of Science (PHIL 310) or equivalent course with a Philosophy instructor

History of Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval (PHIL 240)

History of Philosophy II: Renaissance to the Present (PHIL 242)

Ethics (PHIL 320) or Contemporary Moral Issues (PHIL 350)

Five Philosophy electives above the 100 level, planned with the departmental advisor

The Philosophy Minor

The Philosophy minor lets you gain knowledge of main philosophical issues that you can fruitfully combine with subject areas in other departments, including your major. You must obtain a total of 18 credit hours in Philosophy.

Required Courses

A First Course in Philosophy (PHIL 100) or History of Ideas (PHIL 101) or equivalent course with a Philosophy instructor

Logic (PHIL 200) or Philosophy of Science (PHIL 310) or equivalent course with a Philosophy instructor

Ethics (PHIL 320) or Contemporary Moral Issues (PHIL 350)

9 additional credits from the Philosophy Department curriculum, depending on your major and primary interests

 

Guide for Students

Philosophy may seem daunting at first, but it is beneficial for everyone who studies it. Our faculty provide structure and guidance to help you excel not only in your Philosophy courses, but across the curriculum. We encourage all students to begin with our Guide for Studying Philosophy.