Academics

Requirements

  • The Ethics, Social, and Political Philosophy major requires completion of 10 philosophy courses including:
    • Phil 100 (Introduction to Philosophy) or Phil 108 (Moral and Social Problems)
    • Phil 216 (History of Ethics) or Phil 218 (Major Social and Political Thinkers)
  • A minimum of 5 courses from the three following areas, including at least one course from each area.
    • Area 1: History of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy:
      • Phil 216 (History of Ethics)
      • Phil 218 (Major Social and Political Thinkers)
      • Phil 219 (Ancient Philosophy)
      • Phil 227 (Existentialism and Phenomenology)
      • Phil 297 (Asian Philosophy)
      • Phil 311 (Medieval Philosophy)
      • Phil 315 (Nineteenth Century Philosophy)
      • Phil 351 (Plato)
      • Phil 391 (Critical Social Theory)
      • Phil 397 (Marxist Philosophy)
      • Phil 452 (Aristotle)
      • Phil 455 (Hegel)
      • Phil 465 (Kant’s Moral Philosophy and Its Critics)
    • Area 2: Theory of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy:
      • Phil 290 (Philosophy of Law)
      • Phil 306 (Egoism and Altruism)
      • Phil 318 (Race and Racism)
      • Phil 333 (Ethical Theory)
      • Phil 380 (Social and Political Philosophy)
      • Phil 395 (Global Ethics)
      • Phil 430 (Literary Theory and Critical Theory)
      • Phil 450 (Rights)
    • Area 3: Problems in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy:
      • Phil 210 (Philosophy of Education)
      • Phil 215 (Philosophical Foundations of Public Policy)
      • Phil 220 (Environmental Ethics)
      • Phil 222 (Moral Issues in Medicine)
      • Phil 225 (Philosophy of Religion)
      • Phil 230 (Philosophy and Feminism)
      • Phil 232 (Philosophy and Multiculturalism)
      • Phil 337 (Ethics of Human Research)
  • At least 5 of the 10 courses that count toward the major must be at the 300-level or higher.
  • Restrictions on courses that count towards the Major:
    • No more than two 100-level courses may count toward the major in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.
    • No more than one course in the major may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
    • PHIL 478 and 479 (independent study) do not normally count toward the satisfaction of the 300-level or higher major requirement.