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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy - Major


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 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 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

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Math and Science with Lab Credits: 7
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Philosophy Credits: 3
  • Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Health and Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Electives  Credits: 3
  • Liberal Arts Electives  Credits: 9
  • Integrative Studies (IS) courses Credits: 6
  • Experiental Learning (EL) pathway Credits: 0

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 3
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME) Credits: 0
  • 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: