Philosophy

Philosophy
BA
Hours47 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

It is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
For each R course, you may only take one class on any particular figure or topic. For instance, if you wish to take multiple classes of Phil 320R: Studies in Ancient Philosophy, ¿ you may only take ¿Plato¿ once, but you may then take ¿Aristotle¿ or ¿Stoicism¿ or any of the other figures or topics listed under Phil 320R.
Requirement 4 Complete 1 Course
Core Topics in Western Philosophy:
Requirement 5 Complete 1 Course
Complete one registration of the following Historical Periods course:
Requirement 6 Complete 1 Course
Complete one registration of the following Historical Periods course:
Requirement 7 Complete 1 Course
Complete one of the following Historical Period courses (excluding the two specific registrations used to complete the above requirements):
Requirement 8 Complete 1 Course
Complete one of the following Values and Conduct courses:
Requirement 9 Complete 2 Courses
Complete two of the following Knowledge and Reality courses:
Requirement 10 Complete 6.0 hours from the following Options
Complete 6 additional hours (excluding 110, 150, 499R) [with no more than 3 hours of Phil 449R: Philosophy Lecture Series and/or Phil 495R: Directed Readings (1-3:Arr:Arr)]. Students must have a total of 27 credit hours of upper-division course work (300-level or above) in the major.
Option 10.1 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following Courses
Requirement 11 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
Requirement 12 Complete 1 Course
Senior Seminar:
Program Outcomes

History and Value of Philosophy

1. Identify major philosophical figures and texts, their historical context, their philosophical interrelations, and their importance.

2. Identify the major areas, movements, and issues in the history of Western philosophy.

Assessed 2015

Critical and Effective Reading, Writing, and Communicating

1. Students willwrite clear, cogent, logically sound, and well-researched essays.

  1. Students will master and apply principles of informal logic, critical thinking, and critical reading.

Assessed 2016

Critical and Effective Reading, Writing, and Communicating

1. Write clear, cogent, logically sound, and well-researched essays.

2. Master and apply principles of informal logic, critical thinking, and critical reading.

3. Master university-level written and oral communication skills.

Assessed 2015

Logic and Metalogic

1. Construct, symbolize, and evaluate proofs in syllogistic logic, truth-functional logic, first-order (quantificational) logic, set-theory and Peano arithmetic.

2. Understand the development of logic, including metalogical results.

Assessed 2015