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Overview

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites and provokes students to examine themselves and the world in comprehensive ways.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Look at fundamental aspects of human reasoning and discourse
  • Develop advanced critical skills in the areas of reading, writing, and analysis.
  • Investigate historical and contemporary philosophical topics such as ethics, philosophy of mind, and environmental philosophy.
  • Prepare for a wide range of career/graduate school opportunities.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Philosophy Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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30-35 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-214 Introduction to Logic 3 credits
PHI-310 Ancient Philosophy 3 credits
PHI-311 Modern Philosophy 3 credits
PHI-498 Philosophy Seminar 1 credits
PHI-499 Senior Thesis 1-2 credits
PHI Upper Division- Upper Division (300- or 400-level) Philosophy Courses 9 credits

 

PHI-498: Required to be taken yearly (1-4 credits)

 

Complete 10-14 elective credits in Philosophy

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI ELEC- Any PHI course  

 

Up to six credits from the following may count toward the Philosophy Elective requirement:

POE-250 Introduction to Political Philosophy

POE-255 Introduction to Political Philosophy through Plato

POE-350 Topics in Political Philosophy

SPE-310 Philosophy of Communication

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Philosophy Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-150 Critical Reasoning 3 credits
  or  
PHI-214 Introduction to Logic 3 credits
     
PHI Upper Division- Upper Division (300- or 400-level) Philosophy Courses 6 credits

 

 

 

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI- Any PHI course 3 credits
POE-250 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 credits
POE-255 Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato 3 credits
POE-350 Topics in Political Philsophy 3 credits
SPE-310 Topics in the Philosophy of Communication 3 credits

 

Completion of this minor requires submission of one thesis-driven research paper which investigates a question at the intersection of philosophy and the student's major. Students are encouraged to write this paper as part of one of their philosophy courses. They may also write it as part of a one-credit independent study course.

 

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