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College of Liberal Arts

Philosophy

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)* (3) PHIL 11000 (Introduction to Philosophy) or PHIL 11100 (Ethics)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or (3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)* (4) Individual and Society*
(3) Mathematics and Statistics* (4) Mathematics and Statistics*
(3) Other Languages*† (3) Other Languages*
(3) Elective (3) Western Heritage*
(15-16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester Fourth Semester
(3) Aesthetic Awareness* (3) PHIL 15000 (Principles of Logic)
(3) History of Philosophy, Note A (3) History of Philosophy, Note A
(3) Natural Sciences* (3) Natural Sciences*
(3) Other Cultures* (3) Racial and Ethnic Diversity*
(3) United States Tradition* (3) Elective
(15)   (15)  


Junior Year

Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
(3) Gender Issues* (3) Social Ethics*
(3) Global Perspective* (3) Value Theory, Note B
(3) History of Philosophy, Note A (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(18)   (18)  


Senior Year

Seventh Semester Eighth Semester
(3) Philosophy Area Studies, Note C (3) Philosophy Area Studies, Note C
(3) Philosophy elective, Note D (3) Philosophy elective, Note D
(3) Elective (3) Philosophy elective, Note D
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(15)   (15)  

Philosophy Notes

* See "Core."

† Some students may need to begin language courses at a lower level.

To fulfill these requirements, you may not take more than six hours of 20000-level courses or more than three hours of IDIS courses. You are encouraged to take 40000-level courses.

  1. History of Philosophy. Select three of the following five courses in the history of philosophy (at least two of the first three): PHIL 30100, 30200, 30300, 30400, 30600.
  2. Value Theory. Select one of the following courses: PHIL 24000, 41100, 42400. (Neither PHIL 41100 nor PHIL 42400 may be used to satisfy both the value theory and area studies requirements.)
  3. Area Studies. Select two of the following courses; PHIL 41100, 42100, 42400, 42500, 43200, 43500, 46500. One of the courses must be PHIL 42500 or 43200. (Neither PHIL 41100 nor PHIL 42400 may be used to satisfy both the value theory and area studies requirements.)
  4. Philosophy Electives. Select three additional courses in philosophy, including two at the 40000 or 50000 level.