Requirements for the Major in Philosophy
Students majoring in philosophy must satisfactorily complete thirteen units in philosophy:
Five units in the history of philosophy:
Greek Philosophy (PH101) or Greek Language and Philosophy (PH116)
History of Modern Philosophy (PH201) [2 units]
20th Century Analytic Philosophy (PH301)
20th Century Continental Philosophy (PH302)
One unit of Ethics (PH140).
Four other units comprised of one course in each of the following four areas. One of these area courses must be at the 300 level.
Knowledge and Reality: PH122, PH204, PH226, PH227, PH228, PH229, or PH321.
Value Theory: PH141, PH244, PH245, PH246, PH247, PH249, PH340, PH341, or PH342.
Philosophical Psychology: PH260, PH261, PH262, PH360, or PH361.
Comparative Philosophy: PH243, PH280, PH282, PH283, PH284, or PH285.
The three remaining units comprise the capstone experience in the major:
Junior Seminar (PH452)
Senior Essay (PH475)
Senior Seminar (PH476).
Note: the Senior Colloquium course (PH456) is an optional, year-long extended format course held in conjunction with our departmental colloquium speaker series. It does not fulfill any specific departmental requirements, but it carries a full unit of academic course credit. Note also: independent reading courses cannot substitute for any of the above requirements without written permission from the department.
Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy
Students minoring in philosophy must satisfactorily complete six units in philosophy, including History of Modern Philosophy (PH201) [2 units] and at least two units of advanced work at the 300- or 400-level.
Requirements for the Minor in Social and Political Philosophy
Students minoring in social and political philosophy must satisfactorily complete six units in philosophy, distributed in the following way:
Two units in the history of social and political philosophy:
History of Social and Political Philosophy: Classical Visions (PH244)
History of Social and Political Philosophy: Modern Debates (PH245)
Note: Greek Philosophy (PH101) or approved sections of Freedom & Authority (GS101) may substitute for PH244
Two units of advanced work in social and political philosophy from among the following:
Contemporary Political Philosophy (PH341)
Critical Theory (PH342)
Approved advanced topics courses focussing on social and political philosophy (PH303)
Approved text seminars focussing on social and political philosophy (PH342)
Two additional units of in social and political philosophy, ethics, or comparative philosophy from among the following:
Approved topics courses focussed on social and political philosophy (PH203)
Philosophy and Politics of Identity (PH243)
Environmental Ethics (PH246)
Existential Philosophy (PH260)
Africana Philosophy (PH282)
Latin American Philosophy (PH283)
Feminist Philosophies (PH284)
Philosophy and Race (PH285)
Ethics and Contemporary Life (PH340)
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