Basic Prerequisite (1)
Cognitive Skills (1)
- Choose one course from the following list:
History Sequence (3)
Systematic Themes (2)
- Choose two courses from the following list:
300 Level Courses (4)
- Four 300 level Philosophy courses
- Two courses from any of the Philosophy Department's 200 or 300 level course offerings.
Capstone Seminar (1)
Extra Curricular Activities
The regular program of courses is supplemented by philosophical symposia, departmental coloquia, and mini-courses featuring prominent philosophers. Each student is expected to consult with his or her departmental advisor on course selection. With departmental permission, a senior may take one course selected from the graduate offerings in philosophy. He or she may take this course on a pass/fail basis. Certain courses in other departments are acceptable equivalents for philosophy credit. Seniors who have a superior record in philosophy may petition to do a Senior Thesis. (Please note that PHL 100 or HON 105 is the prerequisite for all 300-level philosophy courses; it is also the prerequisite for all 200 level cognitive skills courses as well as the 200 level history sequence.)
PHILOSOPHY AND ITS ISSUES
An introduction to basic philosophical concepts, methods, and problems.
A study of argumentation as it occurs in everyday life, the media, etc.
A study of fundamental logical concepts and techniques, methods of argument, and ways of detecting fallacies.
SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
SYMBOLIC LOGIC II
A study of the methods and techniques of formulating and evaluating arguments with the help of symbolic notation.
A study of selected thinkers and issues from ancient Greece.
A study of selected thinkers and issues from the Medieval period.
EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
A study of some of the main philosophers and philosophical movements from the 17th and 18th centuries.
KANT & 19TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY
A study of Kant and some of the most influential thinkers of the 19th century. Formerly PHL 313.
20TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY
A study of selected thinkers and issues from the 20th century.
SURVEY OF ETHICS
An intensive study of the broad range of the history of and approaches to ethics.
SURVEY OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
An intensive study of the broad range of the history of and approaches to political philosophy.
A critical examination of selected metaphysical systems and issues.
An investigation of some of the central issues in the philosophy of knowledge, including the nature of knowledge, truth and certainty.
A study of the relationship of philosophy and the arts, with a critical appraisal of theories of beauty.
SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR
A capstone seminar on selected topics in philosophy, that integrates the goals of the liberal studies program.
Providing an introduction to philosophy as a mode of inquiry, this course explores, from a variety of perspectives, the questions central to the human condition, placing philosophical positions within the context of human values. Students will address the themes of knowledge, action, and human identity, considering how one thinks critically about such questions and what it means to inquire about the human condition in a rational manner. Readings will be drawn from both primary philosophical texts and relevant material from other disciplines.
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.