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Major in Philosophy – to 2016 (old)

The major in Philosophy consists of 39 credits, comprising a core of 21 credits and two specializations of 9 credits each (18 credits total):

Core (21 credits)

 

PHIL 112     Introduction to Philosophy
or
PHIL 121     Introduction to Philosophy through Literature
or
PHIL 125     Introduction to Philosophy through Popular Culture
PHIL 220    Introduction to Logic
PHIL 230    Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 290    Philosophical Methods
PHIL 310     Intermediate Seminar
PHIL 330    Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 400    Seminar in Philosophy

Specializations

9 credits in each of two areas with at least 3 credits at 300-level or higher in each, for a total of 18 credits:

Specialization in History of Philosophy

PHIL 230     Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 232     Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
PHIL 330     Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 332     The Age of Ideology
PHIL 368     Contemporary Epistemology and Metaphysics

Specialization in African, African-American, and Asian Philosophy

AFAM 110     Introduction to African American Studies
PHIL 250     Introduction to Asian Philosophy
PHIL 260     African Philosophy
PHIL 275     Chinese Philosophy
PHIL 360     African-American Philosophy
PHIL 376     Buddhist Philosophy

Specialization in Logic and Philosophy of Science

PHIL 135     Nature, Mind, and Science
PHIL 235     Philosophy of Social Science
PHIL 241     Environmental Ethics
PHIL 242     Ethical Problems in Technology
PHIL 245     Computer Ethics
PHIL 320     Modern Logic
PHIL 335     Philosophy of Science
PHIL 368     Contemporary Epistemology and Metaphysics

Specialization in Continental Philosophy

PHIL 222     Philosophy of Gender
PHIL 248     Philosophy of the Arts
PHIL 332     The Age of Ideology
PHIL 366     Existentialism
PHIL 368     Contemporary Epistemology and Metaphysics

Specialization in Theoretical and Applied Ethics

PHIL 240     Ethical Problems in Business
PHIL 241     Environmental Ethics
PHIL 242     Ethical Problems in Technology
PHIL 244     Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Justice
PHIL 344     Topic in Philosophical & Social Justice
PHIL 346     Ethical Theory
PHIL 349     Philosophy of Law
PHIL 311     Global Justice
NRSE 246     Health Care Ethics

Specialization in Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies

REL 105     Development of Christian Thought
or
REL 110     World Religions
REL 256     Philosophy, Religion & Culture
REL 257     Special Topics in Religion
REL 361     African-American Religion
PHIL 232     Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
PHIL 250     Introduction to Asian Philosophy
PHIL 255     Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 376     Buddhist Philosophy
and courses listed under the minor in religious studies

Notes:

 

Note: If PHIL 400 is taken more than once, the additional credit will be counted in a specialization.

Note: Any specialization course(s) taken to fulfill the core curriculum will be replaced by directed elective(s) selected in consultation with advisor.

Note: PHIL 382 or 492 may be included in a specialization if approved by the faculty advisor.