PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMS

Major :

A major consists of a minimum of 27 hours of philosophy courses, at least 15 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Each philosophy major must meet with a departmental advisor at least once a semester to plan or review a program of study. These programs are designed in terms of the individual student's interests and future plans. Up to 12 hours of philosophy courses taken before the decision to major in philosophy may count toward a major. Additional hours may be counted with the advisor's consent.

Minor :

A minor consists of 15 hours of philosophy courses, selected in consultation with a department advisor, that orient students to the philosophic aspects of their major fields.


Sample curricula :

Philosophy majors, in consultation with a faculty advisor, develop an individualized course of study. Here are two sample plans; many others are possible.

For a student who wants a broad education in the humanities:

Meaning of Philosophy 3 hours

Introductory Logic 3 hours

Moral Issues or Ethical Theory 3 hours

History of Philosophy (Ancient Greek, Early Modern, Late Modern, 19th Century) 6-12 hours

Science and the Modern World or Philosophy of Science or Theory of Knowledge 3 hours

Philosophy Electives 3-9 hours

For a student in prelaw:

Introductory Logic 3 hours

Moral Issues or Ethical Theory or Bioethics 3 hours

Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Feminism 3 hours

Philosophy of Law 3 hours

Ancient Greek Philosophy 3 hours

Early Modern Philosophy 3 hours

Science and the Modern World or Philosophy of Science 3 hours

Philosophy Electives 6 hours

(Also: background courses in history, literature, economics, and political thought.)