Dec 11, 2018  
Catalogue 2018-2019 
Catalogue 2018-2019

Philosophy Major

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Requirements for Concentration:

The Philosophy major requires a total of 12 units.


Majors must take PHIL 125 - Logic . They also must take two, additional 100-level courses, at least one of which must be either PHIL 101 - History of Western Philosophy: Ancient  or PHIL 102 - History of Western Philosophy: Modern  or  PHIL 104 - Tragedy & Philosophy: Ancient and Modern Perspectives  or PHIL 110 - Early Chinese Philosophy , or another introductory-level course in the History of Philosophy.


Majors must take one course from each of the following:


Three 300-level seminars, two of which must be differently numbered. The department will not entertain any requests to count a seminar under a number different from the one it is assigned in the curriculum.

PHIL 300 - Senior Thesis -PHIL 301 - Senior Thesis  is optional. Majors will consult with their faculty advisor about opting to write a senior thesis. Students who choose not to do a senior thesis will take an upper-level course instead (i.e., a 200-level or 300-level course).

NRO Policy:

After the declaration of major, no required philosophy courses may be elected NRO.


Individual programs should be designed, in consultation with a faculty advisor, to give the student a representative acquaintance with major traditions in philosophy, competence in the skills of philosophic investigation and argument, and opportunities for exploration in areas of special interest. Students considering a concentration in philosophy are advised to satisfy their 100-level requirements as early as possible in their careers. Students are encouraged to study languages relevant to their philosophical interests.

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