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  Jan 17, 2018
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Philosophy Concentration, B.S.


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This option is designed for students who want to concentrate in philosophy but also apply philosophical ideas to work in other departments. Part of the requirements for this concentration is a cognate of nine credit hours from a different but related discipline.

Degree and Major Requirements


Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • Scientific literacy requirement (in addition to General Education  courses) 3-4 Credit Hours
  • Major in Philosophy concentration 33 Credit Hours
  • Electives 40-41 Credit Hours

Total: 120 Credit Hours


Footnote

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements


Choose one Metaphysics/Epistemology courses: 3 Credit Hours

Depending on the manner in which they are taught, the following topics classes may be counted toward the metaphysics/epistemology requirement if they are approved by petition to the academic unit head: PHIL 390 , PHIL 391  and PHIL 475 .

Philosophy electives (nine credits must be at the 300 level or above): 12 Credit Hours

If the student takes PHIL 101  as part of Cluster Two  in the General Education  program it can double count as one course of this elective section. Neither PHIL 120  nor PHIL 150  can be used as an elective.

Cognate of three courses from one or more disciplinary areas outside of philosophy: 9 Credit Hours

Total: 36 Credit Hours


Recommended Schedule for Majors


The following outline is a sample four-year program. The actual courses and sequence a student takes may vary.

First Year


  • Introductory courses in major 6 Credit Hours
  • B.A. or B.S. Requirements 6-8 Credit Hours
  • General Education courses 6-18 Credit Hours 1

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Second Year


  • Required courses in major 6 Credit Hours
  • B.A. or B.S. Requirements or Electives 6 Credit Hours
  • General Education courses 18 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Third Year


  • Requirements and electives in philosophy or religion 12 Credit Hours
  • Electives (may be outside of major) 12 Credit Hours
  • General Education courses 6 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Footnote


1 Students should adjust General Education  and foreign language load to achieve 30 hours total.

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