Requirements for the Major
The Major in Philosophy normally consists of 36 credits in philosophy, plus recommended courses in related fields. Courses required of all majors are as follows:
Philosophy 109, Modern Logic.
Philosophy 140, History of Ancient Philosophy.One of these three:
Philosophy 141, History of Medieval Philosophy.
Philosophy 142, History of Renaissance Philosophy.
Philosophy 144, History of Modern Philosophy II: Kant to Nietzsche.
Philosophy 143, History of Modern Philosophy I: Descartes to Hume.
Philosophy 383, Research Paper.|
In Philosophy 383 the student prepares a senior thesis, which will be graded by a supervisor chosen in consultation with the Chair. The entire plan of the major is subject to the approval of the department's concentration advisor and should be worked out in conference with the advisor and with the advice and help of the various members of the department.
The Minor in Philosophy consists of 18 credits. No more than two courses from Philosophy 101, 103, or 120 may be counted. Two courses must be taken from the history of philosophy series, Philosophy 140 through 148. Specific courses for the minor should be selected in consultation with the department's concentration advisor