2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Philosophy, BA


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Requirements for the Major


The Philosophy major consists of twelve courses in total. The requirements are as follows:

  • Eleven PL courses beyond PL 201, only one of which may be a Philosophical Perspectives Course (PL 202-299) and only one of which may be a departmental core offering in ethics (PL 300-319). 

Typical Program


An example of a typical program of courses for a major are as follows:

Freshman Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • HS 100 - Encountering the Past  **
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course*
  • Language Core or
  • Elective
  • Math/Science Core
  • Social Science Core

Sophomore Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • EN 200-Level or HS 200-Level Course
  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Philosophy Elective*
  • TH 201 - Theology Matters   */** or
  • Elective 
  • Elective

Junior Year


Fall Term


  • Ethics Core**
  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Philosophy Elective*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Key:


* Required for major.
** Terms may be interchanged.

Notes:


  1. Philosophy Core Requirements: All students must take PL 201  and a second 200-level philosophical perspectives course or ethics (PL 300-319). Honors Program students may take an upper-level philosophy seminar (PL 321  and above) after completing HN 201  or HN 202  and HN 210  or WR 100 .
  2. PL 201  is a prerequisite for all other philosophy courses. 
  3. Ethics Core Requirements: Each student must take one course in ethics. This course may be elected from those offered by the Philosophy Department (PL 300-319) or from the courses in Christian ethics offered by the Theology Department (TH 300-319).
  4. PL 202-299 may be taken as free electives. No more than one may count toward a philosophy major or minor.
  5. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

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