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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy - Major


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The philosophy major consists of a three-credit basic course (PHL 101), PHL 201, PHL 212 or PHL 312, three of four historically-oriented philosophy courses (PHL 320 or PHL 325, 330, 340, 350), a Philosophy Honors Seminar (401, 402, 403 or 404), the philosophy comprehensive examination, and four philosophy electives.

Philosophy Core


All Philosophy Majors are to complete the Philosophy Core requirements below:


Philosophy Senior Experience


Each Philosophy Major is required to take a Philosophy Honors Seminar, and pass the Philosophy Comprehensive Examination.  The latter consists in writing a substantial philosophical essay (3500 words), the topic of which is selected with departmental advisement, and defending that essay publicly within the final semester of course work.

Philosophy Sample Program


Freshman Year


  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Math and Science Perspectives I Credits: 7
  • Philosophy Perspectives  I Credits: 3
  • Other Perspective I Credits: 6

As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Math/Science Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 3
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 3
  • Other Perspectives II Credits: 6
As well as:

Junior Year


  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 3
  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 12
  • Philosophy Electives Credits: 6
And two of the following Historically Oriented Philosophy Courses:

Senior Year


  • Electives Credits: 18
  • Philosophy Electives Credits: 6
As well as:

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