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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major


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The philosophy major consists of a three-credit basic course (PHL.Q 101), PHL 312, two historically-oriented philosophy courses (PHL 301 and PHL 302), a Philosophy Seminar (401, 402, 403 or 404), the philosophy comprehensive examination, and six philosophy electives.

Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Philosophy and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Philosophy Core


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

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

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.

Sample Program for Philosophy Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


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
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 6
  • 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) courses Credits: 3
  • Philosophy Electives Credits: 6
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME) Credits: 0

As well as:

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