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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Philosophy

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Although majors are not required to take courses in philosophy in their first two years, the department recommends that they do so. PHIL 310, PHIL 384, PHIL 386, and PHIL 388 are required prerequisites for upper-division work and should be taken early. Prospective majors should consult the director of undergraduate studies early to plan course work.

Requirements for the B.A. or B.G.S. Major

Philosophy majors must take at least 27 hours of course work in philosophy. At least 12 of these hours must be in courses numbered 500 or above. The following courses must be included:

1. History of Philosophy 6 hours
  • PHIL 384 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 386 Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Kant (3)
2. Symbolic Logic 3 hours

Choose 1 of the following:

3. Value Theory 3 hours

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4. Metaphysics or Theory of Knowledge or Philosophy of Language or Philosophy of Mind 3 hours

Choose 1 of the following:

5. Nineteenth-/Twentieth-Century Philosophy 6 hours

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