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Philosophy Majors Course Checklist

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Philosophy Major Requirements (Effective, Fall 2017)


A. Complete the following required courses (18 hours):

____110 The Adventure of Ideas: Historical (3)*
____120 The Adventure of Ideas: Contemporary (3)*
____160 Exploring Ethics (3)
____210 Logic (3)
____314 The Ancient and Medieval Mind (3)
____315 The Modern Mind (3)

 

B. Complete 18 Upper Division Hours:

Philosophy Courses:
____300 Questions of Right and Wrong (3)***
____301 Major Religions of the World (3)**
____310 Aesthetics (3)
____316 The Contemporary Mind (3)***
____320 Traces of God (3)**
____325 What Do We Know? (3)***
____330 Love, Sexuality, and Living (3)***
____340 Death, Suffering and Evil (3)** ***
____350 Bioethics (3)
____370 God and Human Happiness (3)** ***
____380 Topics in the Philosophy and History of Religion (3)** ****
____385 Topics in the History of Philosophy (3)****
____395 Philosophy Goes to the Movies (3)***
____410 Political Philosophy (3)
____430 Science and Human Values (3)
____440 Topics in African-American and Feminist Studies (3)***
____450 Existentialism and Human Experience (3)***
____460 Mind, Knowledge, and Reality (3)***
____470 Internship in Race Relations (3)***
____490 Topics in Philosophy (3)****

 

Religious Studies Courses:
____201 Introduction to Religion Studies (3)
____301 Major Religions of the World (3)
____320 Traces of God (3)**
____340 Death, Suffering and Evil (3)
____350 The Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3)
____360 The New Testament and Early Christian Origins (3)
____370 God and Human Happiness (3)** ***
____375 Church History (3)***
____380 Topics in the Philosophy and History of Religion (3)** ****


Notes:
* Are Prerequisites for the Major.
** Signals courses that are cross-listed for Philosophy and Religious Studies.
*** Courses are offered as needed instead of regularly.
**** Signals courses that are selected topics.

Majors must take a major filed examination and assemble a portfolio consisting of three writing samples at approximately 3,000 words each from advanced classes. One sample must be on the history of philosophy, one on value theory and a third on an elected philosophical topic.


Minors offered


Philosophy:
The minor consists of the following courses: Philosophy 110-120 and an additional 12 hours of philosophy, at least nine hours of which must be courses numbered 300 or above.


Religious Studies:
The Minor consists of the following courses: Religious Studies 201 and 15 hours of upper-division religious studies courses.


African-American Studies:
The 18-credit hour minor consists of required courses: African-American Studies 101 Philosophy 130, African-American Studies 301, plus nine hours to be selected from the following menu: English 345; History 434, 435, 480, 484, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498; Philosophy 301, 440, 470; Political Science 432; Religious Studies 301; Social Work 220; and Sociology 304. For information about this minor contact Professors Henry Parker or David Barber.

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