The Standard Major in Philosophy

The standard major requires completion of ten philosophy courses including:

• PHIL 100 (Introduction to Philosophy)
• PHIL 120 (Introduction to Logic)
• PHIL 210 (Ancient Philosophy)
• PHIL 212 (Modern Philosophy)
• Six additional courses in philosophy, including at least five courses numbered 300 or higher.

Courses Counting Toward the Major

No more than two 100-level courses may count toward any departmental major unless one of these courses is a First year Seminar taught by a member of the Philosophy Department. Such a seminar may count toward the major as an additional (third) 100-level course.

No more than one course overall in the major may be taken on a pass/fail basis.

PHIL 478, 479 (independent study), and 501 do not normally count toward the satisfaction of the 300-level or higher major course requirements.

The Philosophy Minor

The Philosophy minor is designed to enable students interested in philosophy to become acquainted with important issues in the field while pursuing their major area of study in other disciplines. Philosophy minors must take at least six courses offered by the Department. These must include Phil 100 (Introduction to Philosophy) and at least two courses at the 300-level or above. No more than two courses at the 100-level may be included in the required six. Students are assigned a faculty advisor in Philosophy upon declaring their minor, and receive regular faculty advising on the intermediate and advanced courses they undertake.