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Requirements

Philosophy

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR

A major in Philosophy consists of at least 10 courses, as follows:

1. One course on ancient or early medieval philosophy:

  • PHIL V 2101   History of Philosophy I: Pre-Socratics through Augustine
  • PHIL V 3121   Plato
  •  PHIL V 3131   Aristotle

2. One course on early modern philosophy:

  • PHIL V 2201   History of Philosophy II: Aquinas through Kant
  • PHIL V 3237   Early Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL V 3251  Kant

3. One course in logic:

  • PHIL V 3411   Introduction to Symbolic Logic

4. One course in moral philosophy:

  • PHIL V 3701   Ethics

5. One of the following courses:

  • PHIL V 4501   Epistemology
  • PHIL V 3601   Metaphysics

6. PHIL BC 4050 Senior Seminar

7. Either: Senior Essay (PHIL BC 4051 and 4052) OR: one advanced seminar (PHIL C3912 or a PHIL seminar above 4000) plus one elective beyond the two stipulated in 8 (below).

8. Two electives in addition to the eight courses stipulated above.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR

Five courses constitute a minor in philosophy. The courses must be selected in consultation with the department chair.