2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, BA

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Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to display capacities for and skills in critical thinking
  • Be able to write and orally express clear, logical, and grammatically correct philosophical arguments
  • Be able to display detailed knowledge of the current literature or historical background of a philosophical problem
  • Be able to demonstrate research skills in locating and using resources and extending inquiry on philosophical questions

General Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy requires 30 semester hours with grades of C or above; a maximum of 54 hours can be applied to the degree. At least 21 out of the 30 hours must be upper division courses. The philosophy major may choose either the general degree, or specialize in one of four optional programs.

Course Requirements

Three courses in the History of Philosophy, from four different historical eras:

Senior Seminar and Thesis

Philosophy Major Options

The department offers options in areas of philosophy that focus on particular fields of study.  To qualify for an option, the student must fulfill the requirements for the major including at least 30 hours of course work, 12 hours of which must be in the option area.  Satisfaction of an area option will appear on a student’s transcript.

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