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Requirements for the Philosophy Major

Philosophy majors have the option of pursuing one of four tracks: (1) History of Philosophy; (2) Social-Political/Philosophy of Law; (3) Mind, Language, Science; and (4) Philosophy of Religion. Major concentration requirements are the same for all four tracks, though the integrated learning requirements (ILC) will vary from track to track.

GEP Signature Requirements (6 Courses)

PHL 154

Moral Foundations

THE 154

Faith, Justice, Catholic Tradition

ENG 102

Texts and Contexts

HIS 154

Forging the Modern World

XXX xxx

Faith and Reason Course Area (see course list)

XXX 150

First Year Seminar

GEP Variable Requirements (6-9 Courses)

ENG 101

Craft of Language

THE xxx

Religious Difference

PHL xxx

Philosophical Anthropology (see list of courses)

MAT xxx

Mathematics - Beauty

Non-Native Language (0-2 courses)

Natural Science (1 four-credit lab course or 2 three-credit non-lab courses)

Social/Behavioral Science

Fine Arts/Literature

GEP Overlay Requirements

Writing Intensive

Ethics Intensive

Diversity/Globalization/Non-Western

Major Concentration Requirements (8 courses)

  1. Logic or Symbolic Logic
  2. History course: Ancient/Pre-Modern
  3. History course: Modern/Contemporary
  4. PHL elective course
  5. PHL elective course
  6. NON-GEP PHL elective
  7. PHL 495 Senior Seminar or PHL 395 Junior Seminar
  8. CHOOSE ONE BELOW:

GEP Faith and Reason (if taken in Philosophy) or PHL elective Course

Integrated Learning (ILC) Requirements (3 courses)

History of Philosophy Track:

Philosophy majors pursuing the History of Philosophy track should select three courses from among the following:

HIS 315

The Glory that was Greece: Classical & Hellenic Worlds 750-300 B.C.E.

CLA 201

Classical Mythology

CLA 202

Classic Epic in Translation

POL 301

Classical and Medieval Political Thought

THE 333

Knowledge & Love of God in the Middle Ages

HIS 317

The Medieval Experience

HIS 319

Revolutions: 1517-1648: Religious, Social, Scientific

HIS 320

Absolutism and Enlightenment: 1650-1789

POL 302

Modern Political Thought

Greek, Latin, German, French (1 or more in the SAME language)

Social-Political/Philosophy of Law Track:

Philosophy majors pursuing the Social-Political/Philosophy of Law track should select three courses from among the following:

Any Economics course

POL 122

Law and Public Policy

POL 310

Constitutional Politics

POL 311

Constitutional Law – Rights & Civil Liberties

POL 312

Law and Social Change

POL 117

Introduction to Political Thought

POL 303

American Political Thought

POL 407

Seminar: Theories of Justice in the 21st Century

POL 301

Classical and Medieval Political Thought

POL 302

Modern Political Thought

POL 352

Political Economy of Booms and Busts

POL 401

Seminar: Freedom of Religion

POL 113

Introduction to Comparative Politics

POL 115

Introduction to International Politics

POL 117

Intro to Political Thought

POL 357

Ethics in International Affairs

POL 351

International Law and Organization

SOC 253

Race and Social Justice

SOC 345

Law and Social Policy

SOC 351

Gender and the Law

Mind, Language, Science Track:

Philosophy majors pursuing the Mind, Language, Science track should select three courses from the following:

Any Mathematics course

Any Natural Science course

Any Computer Science course

Any Linguistics course

PSY 220

Sensation and Perception

PSY 222

Neuropsychology

PSY 221

Animal Learning and Memory

PSY 224

Psychopharmacology

PSY 226

Psychology of Emotion

PSY 225

Comparative Animal Behavior

PSY 234

Psychology of the Self

PSY 122

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 231

Developmental Psychology

Philosophy of Religion Track:

Philosophy majors pursuing the Philosophy of Religion track should select three courses from the following:

One Theology/Religious Studies course beyond the GEP and two courses from the list below:

POL 401

Seminar: Freedom of Religion

HIS 316

The Grandeur That was Rome

HIS 317

The Medieval Experience

SOC 327

Sociology of Religion

SOC 368

Cults as Social Movements

Latin or Greek (1 or more in the SAME language).

Electives (14 – 18 courses)