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Philosophy involves an ongoing attempt to analyze, interpret, and rationally explain what people believe, value, and do. Philosophy courses acquaint students with the great ideas of Eastern and Western civilization and assist them in developing philosophical orientations of their own. Courses in philosophy serve both philosophy majors and those who wish to study philosophy as part of the common heritage of educated men and women.

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The Major

The major requires 24 credits in philosophy, including three courses in the history of philosophy (chosen from PHI 2155, PHI 2165, PHI 2170, PHI 3000, PHI 3120, PHI 3130, PHI 3140, PHI 3145, and PHI 3150), one course in logic ( PHI 1600 or  PHI 3010), and a capstone course, chosen from among the special topics courses ( PHI 4900 and  PHI 4905), the senior seminar ( PHI 5010), or one honors course ( PHI 6001H-6003H).

A student who uses PHI 1500PHI 1600, or  PHI 1700 to satisfy the philosophy requirement of the base curriculum may not also use that course toward the 24 credits required for the major.

A student who uses  PHI 1600 toward the base curriculum has fulfilled the logic requirement of the major but must complete the 24 credits required for the major in addition to  PHI 1600.

All courses in the Department of Philosophy listed below are 3 credits except  PHI 5000-5004 and  PHI 6001H, which have variable credits.

Base Curriculum Courses
Major Issues in Philosophy3 credits
Logic and Moral Reasoning3 credits
Global Ethics3 credits
Required Courses:

History of Philosophy   (choose three)

PHI 2155Philosophies from India3 credits 
PHI 2165Classical Buddhism3 credits 
PHI 2170Classical Chinese Philosophy3 credits
Existentialism in Philosophy and Literature3 credits
Ancient Greek Philosophy3 credits
Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages3 credits
Modern European Philosophy3 credits
Nineteenth Century Philosophy3 credits
Philosophy in the Twentieth-Century3 credits

Logic   (choose one)

Logic and Moral Reason3 credits
Symbolic Logic3 credits
Capstone   (choose one)
Special Topics in Philosophy3 credits
Special Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology3 credits
Senior Seminar3 credits
Philosophy Honors I-III3 credits
Electives
Social and Cultural Philosophy
Global Ethics3 credits
Philosophy of Law3 credits
Philosophy of Psychology ( PSY 3035)3 credits
Philosophy of Film and Photography3 credits
PHI 3065Science Fiction and Philosophy 3 credits 
Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics3 credits
Political Philosophy3 credits
Philosophy of Art3 credits
Crime and Punishment3 credits
Philosophy of Knowledge and Reality
Major Issues in Philosophy3 credits
Existentialism in Philosophy and Literature3 credits
Symbolic Logic3 credits
Thought and Reality ( PSY 3030)3 credits
Philosophy of Psychology ( PSY 3035)3 credits
Minds and Computers3 credits
Philosophy of Science3 credits
Applied and Professional Ethics
Ethics, Economics, and the Business System3 credits
PHI 3051Moral Problems of Life and Death 3 credits 
Art and Public Policy3 credits
Environmental Ethics3 credits
Computer Ethics3 credits
Variable or Independent
Special Studies in Philosophy3 credits
Independent Studyvariable
Senior Seminar3 credits
Philosophy Honors I-IIIvariable

 

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The Minor

The philosophy minor requires the completion of two philosophy courses numbered 3000 or higher and one capstone course ( PHI 4900 Special Topics in Philosophy or  PHI 4905 Special Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology.)

 

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Courses
Courses in Philosophy (PHI)
PHI 1100Ethics and Critical Thinking3 hours; 3 credits

Major Issues in Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Logic and Moral Reasoning

3 hours; 3 credits

Global Ethics

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophies from India

3 hours; 3 credits

American Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Classical Buddhism

3 hours; 3 credits

Classical Chinese Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Great Works of Philosophy I

4 hours; 3 credits

Great Works of Philosophy II

4 hours; 3 credits

Existentialism in Philosophy and Literature

3 hours; 3 credits

Symbolic Logic

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy of Law

3 hours; 3 credits

Thought and Reality ( PSY 3030)

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy and Psychology ( PSY 3035)

3 hours; 3 credits

Mind and Computers

3 hours; 3 credits

Communication Law and Free Speech ( COM 3045)

3 hours; 3 credits

Ethics, Economics, and the Business System

3 hours; 3 credits

PHI 3051Moral Problems of Life and Death 3 hours; 3 credits 

Art and Public Policy

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy of Film and Photography

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy and Literature

3 hours; 3 credits

PHI 3065Science Fiction and Philosophy 3 hours; 3 credits 

Ancient Greek Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

3 hours; 3 credits

Modern European Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Nineteenth Century Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy in the Twentieth-Century

3 hours; 3 credits

Environmental Ethics

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics

3 hours; 3 credits

Experimental Philosophy ( PSY 3220)

3 hours; 3 credits

Political Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy of Art

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophy of Science

3 hours; 3 credits

Crime and Punishment

3 hours; 3 credits

Computer Ethics ( CIS 3270)

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Studies in Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Philosophy

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology

3 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study I

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study II

Hours and credits to be arranged

Independent Study III

Hours and credits to be arranged

Senior Seminar

3 hours; 3 credits

Honors Philosophy I

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

Honors Philosophy II

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

Honors Philosophy III

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

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