Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

 (Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
Math elective3
PHI 110, Introduction to Philosophy3
AUCW or AUCC3
Foreign Language*3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
WRT 110, Academic Writing I 3
Information Technology Literacy elective3
PHI (any 200 level course*)3
AUCS3
Foreign Langage*3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PHI 282, Classical Philosophy: Greece and Rome3
Foreign Language*3
AUCA3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
PHI 120 or PHI 220, Introduction to Symbolic Logic3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PHI 283, Rationalists and Empiricists3
Social Science elective**3
AUCT (not AUCT 150)4
History elective***3
Foreign Language 211*3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
Social Science elective**3
PHI elective3
Arts elective3
Literature elective (in ENG or Foreign Languages)***3
Elective3
Total Credits = 15

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
Lab Science4
PHI elective3
PHI elective3
Electives6
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PHI elective3
PHI elective3
Electives9
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PHI elective3
PHI elective3
Electives6
Total Credits = 12

Two writing intensive courses are required for graduation. At least one of these should be taken within the Philosophy Department (we have several options).

*Foreign language through the 211 course is usually required for the major. Students may begin their study at the 110, 111 or 210 following the recommendation of the Modern Languages department. Double majors may choose to do either 12 credits of foreign language or, alternatively, to do 6 credits of foreign language and PHI 260W or 361.

**Two social science courses, from different disciplines, are required for Philosophy majors. The social science disciplines that count toward this requirement are economics, politics, psychology and sociology.

NOTE: all students must take one Diversity-designated elective and one Community/Citizenship-designated elective. These may be from any of the social sciences, the humanities, or the arts (see lists provided in this Majors Book).  The Community/Citizenship – designated and the Diversity-designated courses may be selected either from among the student’s major requirements or from among the student’s electives.

***Philosophy majors must take one humanities elective in either literature (either in English or in a foreign language) or history. As noted above, all students must take one Diversity-designated elective and one Community/Citizenship-designated elective. These may be from any of the social sciences, the humanities or the arts (see lists provided in this Majors Book). The Community/Citizenship-designated and the Diversity-designated courses may be selected either from among the student’s major requirements or from among the student’s electives.