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  Sep 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Philosophy, A.B.


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Major Requirements


A major in philosophy consists of nine courses, including:

Note:


No more than one Introductory course may be counted towards the major.

A minimum of two courses must be taken at the 300 level.

Students who major in Philosophy may choose elective courses as they see fit.  However, students who wish to pursue a concentration may use their electives to satisfy the requirements for a designated  concentration or a self-designed concentration.

Students are strongly advised to complete several courses at the 200 level before taking any 300 level course or Seminar.

Elective Concentrations


Concentration in the Philosophy of Science and Medicine


It is recommended that students who choose this concentration take PHL 211 - Formal Logic  to satisfy their Logic requirement.  In addition, students pursuing this concentration will choose three courses from the following:

Concentration in Ethics, Law, and Justice


It is recommended that students who choose this concentration take PHL 221 - Ancient Philosophy  to satisfy their History requirement.  In addition, students pursuing this concentration will choose three courses from the following:

NOTE


Students who wish to emphasize political theory and law are encouraged to consider the Program in Philosophy/Political Thought, A.B. 

Where there is compelling academic reason, students may petition the department chair to make a substitution to these concentrations.

Self-Designed Concentrations


In consultation with their advisor and the department chair, students may create their own concentration.  Self-designed concentrations will consist of at least three courses unified by a single philosophical concept, theme, or approach.  For example, a student might pursue a concentration in Asian Philosophy, the History of Philosophy, or Continental Philosophy.

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