Undergraduate Degree - Philosophy

Program:
Philosophy
Program Code:
0894 Philosophy
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of Philosophy
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate Programs
Philosophy

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Philosophy major is met by completing Philosophy 492, or, with prior approval, Philosophy 499. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. (5) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. The following Philosophy courses (36 to 40 credits):  
      (1) Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
        PHL 210 Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
        PHL 211 Modern Philosophy 3
      (2) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
        PHL 330 Formal Reasoning 4
        PHL 432 Logic and its Metatheory 4
      (3) One of the following courses (3 credits):  
        PHL 340 Ethics   3
        PHL 350 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
      (4) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
        PHL 418 Topics in 20th-Century Analytical Philosophy 3
        PHL 420 Topics in 20th-Century Continental Philosophy 4
        PHL 460 Epistemology 3
        PHL 461 Metaphysics 3
      (5) The following capstone course (3 credits):  
        PHL

    492

    Capstone for Majors (W) 3
        With the prior written approval of the Department, Philosophy 499 may be substituted for Philosophy 492.  
      (6) A minimum of three 400-level courses, excluding Philosophy 492 or 499. Courses used to satisfy requirement 3. a. (4) may also be used to satisfy requirement 3. a. (6).  
      (7) Philosophy electives: Additional credits in Philosophy courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 36, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major.  



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