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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Please note that PHL 100 or HON 105 or any 200-level PHL course is the prerequisite for most 300-level philosophy courses and for the 200-level History Sequence courses.

Basic Prerequisite (1)

Course Title Quarter Hours
PHL 100INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY4

Value Studies (1)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one course from the following list of 200-level Value Studies courses:4
PHL 200
ETHICAL THEORIES
PHL 202
PHILOSOPHY OF GOD
PHL 204
EXISTENTIAL THEMES
PHL 206
TOPICS AND CONTROVERSIES
PHL 208
WHAT IS A PERSON?
PHL 228
NEUROETHICS
PHL 229
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
PHL 230
CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN ETHICS
PHL 231
PHILOSOPHY AND RACE
PHL 232
WHAT IS FREEDOM?
PHL 233
ISSUES IN SEX AND GENDER
PHL 234
PHILOSOPHY AND MODERN SOCIETY
PHL 235
ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
PHL 236
PHILOSOPHY AND THE CITY
PHL 237
PHILOSOPHY, CONFLICT AND PEACE
PHL 238
FEMINIST PHILOSOPHIES
PHL 240
LOVE, HATRED, AND RESENTMENT
PHL 241
ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
PHL 242
PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNOLOGY
PHL 243
PHILOSOPHY AND FILM
PHL 244
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
PHL 245
REASON AND SOCIETY
PHL 246
BLACK AESTHETIC THOUGHT
PHL 247
PHILOSOPHY AND THE VALUE OF MUSIC
PHL 248
BUSINESS ETHICS
PHL 250
PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PHL 263
GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES
PHL 264
PHILOSOPHICAL CRITIQUES OF COLONIALISM
PHL 287
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN PHILOSOPHIES

Cognitive Skills (1)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one course from the following list of Cognitive Skills courses:4
PHL 280
CRITICAL THINKING
PHL 281
BASIC LOGIC
PHL 282
SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
PHL 283
SYMBOLIC LOGIC II

History Sequence (3)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select PHL 293 plus any two of the remaining History Sequence courses.12
PHL 293
ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
PHL 294
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
PHL 295
EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
PHL 296
KANT & 19TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY
PHL 297
20TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY

Major Field Electives (7)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select seven of any remaining PHL courses, at least five of which must be 300-level courses.28

Capstone Seminar (1)

Course Title Quarter Hours
PHL 391SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR4

Additional Considerations

Each student is expected to consult with their departmental advisor on course selection. With departmental permission, a senior may take one course selected from the graduate offerings in philosophy. Certain courses in other departments may be acceptable equivalents for philosophy credit. Seniors who have a superior record in philosophy may petition to do a Senior Thesis. The regular program of courses is supplemented by philosophical symposia, departmental colloquia, and mini-courses featuring prominent philosophers

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