2017-2018 Catalog 
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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, BA

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 philosophy major may choose either the general degree, or specialize in one of four optional programs.
  • Each degree option requires 30 credit hours of PHIL coursework, 21 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level).
  • All courses must be completed with grades of C or better.
  • A maximum of 54 credit hours of PHIL coursework can be applied to the degree.

Course Requirements

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 credit hours of coursework, 12 of which must be in the option area.  Satisfaction of an area option will appear on a student’s transcript.