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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, B.A.


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120 Credit Hours

*must include a minor or an additional major

Philosophy majors must successfully complete (with a grade of C- or higher) all philosophy courses, general education courses, language courses, and any labs.

General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours


 Philosophy majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in General Education Program .

One course must be selected from each of the following lists of Global Studies and Social Science courses.
  • Global Studies Requirement: The Philosophy department suggests that philosophy majors and minors take PHL 1053 - Asian Philosophy  to satisfy the Global Studies requirement. (If taken to satisfy the Global Studies requirement, then it will not count toward PHL degree requirements.) Asian Philosophy is offered every fall.
     
  • Social Science Requirement: The Philosophy department suggests that philosophy majors and minors take PHL 1103 - Foundations of Social Science  to satisfy the Social Science requirement. (If taken to satisfy the Social Science requirement, then it may not count toward PHL degree requirements.) Foundations of Social Science is offered every spring.

Global Studies Menu Options - 3 Credit Hours


School of Arts and Sciences: Additional Natural Science Requirements - 5 Credit Hours


Five additional hours of natural science: 1 lab to accompany the course taken for general education [BIO 1043 , BIO 1023 , ESC 1043 , OCY 1043 , PHY 1033  or PHY 1063 ], and one additional natural science course and accompanying lab. The two natural sciences must be in different areas (both cannot be in biological sciences). In sum, you are required to take a minimum of 8 hours of natural science courses: two natural science courses (in two different areas) along with the labs associated with each.

Foreign Language Requirement


Philosophy majors are required to fulfill the Philosophy Department language requirement. Philosophy majors are required to successfully complete (with a grade of “C-” or higher) two semesters of language in a single language at PBA in French, German, Greek, Hebrew or Spanish. The Philosophy Department recommends that the language requirement be satisfied prior to the senior year. If foreign language courses are taken to fulfill the Global Studies requirement, then those courses also count toward Philosophy Department language requirements.

Required Philosophy Courses - 15 Credit Hours


Select Any Two of the Following - 6 Credit Hours


Philosophy Electives - 15 Credit Hours


Select any 5 options from the following list, not repeating any course from the above requirements

*Additional Required - 34-37 Credit Hours


This meets the 120-credit-hour requirement and the 42-upper-level requirement.

Sample Degree Plan


Philosophy Degree Plan 

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