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The Major

Students must take a minimum of eleven courses of 3 or more credits each, not more than five of which may be at the 100 to 200 level. No more than three courses maybe transferred toward the major and no more than one "D" grade may be applied toward the major.  For a worksheet to track your progress in the major, click here.  Among these courses must be the following:

  • One term of logic from among the following:
  • 01:730:201 Introduction to Logic (3)
  • 01:730:315 Applied Symbolic Logic (3)
  • 01:730:407 Intermediate Logic I (3)
  • 01:730:408 Intermediate Logic II (3)
  • One term of ancient or medieval philosophy from among the following:
  • 01:730:301 Socrates and Plato (3)
  • 01:730:302 Plato and Aristotle (3)
  • 01:730:304 The Origins of Medieval Philosophy (3)
  • 01:730:305 Philosophy in the High Middle Ages (3)
  • 01:730:306 Between Medieval and Modern Philosophy (3)
  • 01:190:322 Greek Political Philosophy (3)
  • 01:730:352 Plato (3)
  • 01:190:353 Aristotle (3)
  • 01:730:401 Plato (3)
  • 01:730:402 Aristotle (3)
  • One term of modern philosophy from among the following:
  • 01:730:307 Descartes, Locke, and the Seventeenth Century (3)
  • 01:730:308 Hume, Kant, and the Eighteenth Century (3)
  • 01:730:404 Spinoza (3)
  • 01:730:405 Kant (3)
  • 01:730:406 Nineteenth Century Philosophy (3)
  • 01:730:416 Leibniz (3)
  • One term of advanced ethics or political philosophy from among the following:
  • 01:730:330 Ethics of War and Conflict (3)
  • 01:730:341 Ethics through History (3)
  • 01:730:342 Ethics through Social Political Philosophy (3)
  • 01:730:470 Ethics and Practical Reasoning (3)
  • 01:730:441 Ethical Theory (3)
  • 01:730:442 Moral Responsibility (3)
  • 01:730:445 Topics in Social and Political Philosophy (3)
  • 01:730:450 Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy (3)
  • 01:730:459 Advanced Seminar in Ethics (3)
  • Two courses from among the following, at least one of which must be at the 400 level:
  • 01:730:210 Introduction to Philosophy of Language (3)
  • 01:730:215 Introduction to Metaphysics (3)
  • 01:730:220 Theory of Knowledge (3)
  • 01:730:225 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (3)
  • 01:730:320 Knowledge and Assertion (3)
  • 01:730:328 Philosophy of Psychology (3)
  • 01:730:360 Philosophical Aspects of Cognitive Science (3)
  • 01:730:410 History of Analytic Philosophy (3)
  • 01:730:412 Epistemology (3)
  • 01:730:413 Social Epistemology (3)
  • 01:730:415 Metaphysics (3)
  • 01:730:418 Philosophy of Mind (3)
  • 01:730:419 Philosophy of Perception (3)
  • 01:730:420 Philosophy of Language (3)
  • 01:730:421 Semantics of Language (3)
  • 01:730:424 The Logic of Decision (3)
  • 01:730:425 Philosophy of Science (3)
  • 01:730:426 Philosophy of Physics (3)
  • 01:730:427 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (3)
  • 01:730:428 Topics in the Philosophy of Psychology (3)
  • 01:730:429 Philosophy of Biology (3)

A student may petition the department to substitute other courses for those on this list to satisfy any of the above requirements.

The Minor

A minor in philosophy consists of six courses of 3 or more credits each. At least three of the courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.  No more than two courses can be transferred toward the minor and not more than one "D" grade can be applied toward the minor.

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