Department of Philosophy

Major

Any 3000- and 4000-level PHIL class now carry prerequisites. All 3000-level classes require prior completion of 3 hours at the 1000- level. All 4000-level classes require prior completion of 6 hours a the 3000-level.

If you have any questions about courses, for example, area requirements, what courses you should take first and planning your schedule, you are welcome to talk to our student advisors, Arata Hamawaki and Guy Rohrbaugh.

For students interested in the law or in going on to law school, and students interested in religion or in going on to Seminary, please see the courses below.  You are also welcome to contact Kelly Jolley with questions.

Philosophy Major:

Requirements for majors

Philosophy major requires 33 hours with at least 6 hours at the 4000 level.

Part I: Logic (3 hrs)

       PHIL 3110, Symbolic Logic

Part II: History of Philosophy (6 hrs)
       PHIL 3330, Ancient Philosophy
       PHIL 3400, Medieval Philosophy
       PHIL 3340, History of Early Modern Philosophy
       PHIL 3350, History of Late Modern and Pre-analytic Philosophy
       PHIL 3360, History of Early Analytic Philosophy
       PHIL 3740, Existentialism
 
Part III: Topics in Philosophy (12 hrs)
       PHIL 2970 and every 3000 level course not in Part I or Part II.
 
Philosophy Senior Seminar (6 hrs)
       PHIL 4970 (can be repeated)
 
Electives (6 hrs)
       Any 2000-4000 level classes.
 
 
  • For our students who are especially interested in the law or in going on to law school, we have a concentration in Philosophy of Law:
3110 Symbolic Logic
3340 Early Modern Philosophy
            Plus one other history of philosophy course
3640 Philosophy of Law
3600 Political Philosophy
            Plus other (necessary or elective) courses
4970 Any two courses (plus electives)
Suggested Non-Philosophy Courses
            History 3600 Private Lives and Public Places
            English 4189 Rhetorical Theory and Practice
            Political Science offers various courses on law, legislation, etc.
 

For our students who are especially interested in religion or in going on to Seminary, we have a concentration in Philosophy of Religion:

3110 Symbolic Logic
3400 Medieval Philosophy
            Plus one other history of philosophy course
3300 Philosophy of Religion
            Plus other (necessary or elective) courses
                        We suggest   3100 Ethics
         3500 Epistemology
                                             3700 Metaphysics
4970 Any two courses (plus electives)
Suggested Non-Philosophy Courses
            History 3040 American Religious History
            History 3310 Europe in the Middle Ages    
 

Last Updated: July 25, 2016