Philosophy Major (revised FA06)

The requirements for the major in Philosophy consist of the following:
a) one-hour oral comprehensive exam and portfolio review (to be completed during student’s final semester of study; see Philosophy Program Coordinator for Study Guide and further details)
b) minimum of C in every course
c) 30 credits of course work, as indicated below.


A.   FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (all four courses listed below are required):

_______  PHI 101: Critical Reasoning: Principles and Applications

_______  PHI 250: Human Identity in Community

_______  PHI 301: Foundational Ethics

_______  PHI 331: Knowledge, Truth, and Reality


B.   HISTORICAL COURSES (choose two courses from the list below):
• PHI 220: Ancient Philosophy
• PHI 221: Medieval Philosophy
• PHI 222: Modern Philosophy
• PHI 223: Contemporary Philosophy
• PHI 280: Eastern Philosophy

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C. APPLIED ETHICS COURSE (choose one course from the list below):
• PHI 311: Business Ethics
• PHI 313: Environmental Ethics
• PHI 314: Computers, Ethics, and Society
• PHI 315: Communication Ethics
• PHI 316: Ethics in Philosophy, Literature, and Film
• PHI 317: Ethics and the New Genetics
• PHI 319: Bioethics

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D. ELECTIVE COURSES (choose any three Philosophy courses)

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