Academics

Requirements

  1. Phil 100 (Introduction to Philosophy)
  2. A minimum of five courses from the three following areas, including at least one course from each area.
    1. History of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy Courses in this area include, but are not limited to:
      Phil 213 (Nineteenth Century Philosophy), Phil 216 (History of Ethics), Phil 218 (Major Social and Political Thinkers), Phil 297 (Asian Philosophy), Phil 397 (Marxist Philosophy), Phil 405 (African Political Philosophy), Phil 455 (Hegel), Phil 465 (Kant’s Moral Philosophy and Its Critics). Other courses that often count are Phil 227 (Existentialism), Phil 303 (Simone Weil), Phil 310 (Ancient Philosophy), Phil 311 (Medieval Philosophy), Phil 351 (Plato), Phil 357 (Kierkegaard), Phil 381 (Special Topics: Medieval Islamic Philosophy), Phil 452 (Aristotle), Phil 456 (Nietzsche).
    2. Theory of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy Courses in this area include, but are not limited to:
      Phil 207 (Civic Education), Phil 209 (Individual and Community), Phil 281 (Special Topics: The Holocaust), Phil 290 (Philosophy of Law), Phil 295 (Egoism and Altruism), Phil 281B (Special Topics: Ethics after Darwin), Phil 318 (Race and Racism), Phil 333 (Ethical Theory), Phil 335 (Utopian Justice), Phil 337 (Third World Political Philosophy), Phil 380 (Social and Political Philosophy), Phil 381 (Special Topics: Advanced Political Philosophy: Ethics and Politics), Phil 395 (Global Ethics), Phil 410 (Feminist Legal Theory), Phil 430 (Literary Theory and Critical Theory), Phil 450 (Rights).
    3. Problems in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy Courses in this area include, but are not limited to:
      Phil 108 (Moral and Social Problems), Phil G104 (Justice, Punishment and Reparation), Phil G105 (Contemporary Moral and Social Problems), Phil G106 (Justice and Money), Phil G107 (Self and Society), Phil G109 (Moral Debate in Society, Phil G 110 (Equality and Justice), Phil G130 (Privacy), Phil G201 (Morals and the Law), Phil G205 (The Idea of a Nation), Phil G207 (The Meaning of Life), Phil 200 (African Philosophy), Phil 210 (Philosophy of Education), Phil 215 (Philosophical Foundations of Public Policy), Phil 220 (Environmental Ethics), Phil 222 (Moral Issues in Medicine), Phil 230 (Philosophy and Feminism), Phil 232(Philosophy and Multiculturalism), Phil 265 (Sanity and Madness), Phil 287 (Equality), Phil 307 (Technology and Values), Phil 309 (Ethics of Property), Phil 323 (Mental Health: Law and Public Policy), Phil 388 (Moral Issues). Other courses that often count include Phil 225 (Philosophy of Religion).
  3. The completion of ten philosophy courses with at least five of the courses at the 300-level or higher.
    Note: Philosophy 478, 479, 501 do not normally count toward the satisfaction of the 300-level or higher requirement. No more than two courses at the 100-level may be counted toward the major in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.