Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts - PHIL

Major Requirements (27 Hours)

Required
Select one of the following:3
Introductory Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Human Existence
Philosophy of World Cultures
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Art
Philosophy of Politics
PHIL 220Introduction to Logic3
PHIL 230Socrates to Scholasticism3
PHIL 331Descartes to Skepticism3
Advanced Historical Seminar
Select one of the following:3
Kant and His Critics
Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
Philosophers of Consequence
Senior Seminar: New Methods in Philosophy
Electives
Select four courses (two at or above 300 level) of the following:12
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Human Existence
American Philosophy
Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of World Cultures
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy and Disabilities
Business Ethics
Philosophy of Art
Philosophy of Politics
Social Justice
Medical Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Special Topics
19th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
Mind, Knowledge, and Reality
20th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Science
Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Special Topics
Philosophers of Consequence
Senior Seminar: New Methods in Philosophy
Senior Thesis
Total Credits27

Advanced Writing Proficiency

At the end of their junior year, philosophy majors intending to fulfill their Advanced Writing Proficiency requirement in philosophy submit a portfolio for evaluation. The Advanced W must be awarded at this time if the student is to pursue the thesis option for her Senior Comprehensive. Those students not awarded the Advanced W on the basis of their portfolios must pursue the exam option and submit an Advanced W paper written under the direction of a faculty advisor. Successful completion of the Advanced W paper along with the comprehensive exam constitutes successful completion of the Advanced W.

Senior Comprehensive/Advanced Writing Proficiency

Majors who do their Senior Comprehensive in philosophy may either write a thesis or take an exam. Those pursuing the thesis option receive three credit hours (PHIL 496 Senior Thesis) and are eligible for honors. The exam consists of a three hour examination on questions designed specifically for each student on the basis of her course work.