Of the 48 quarter hours of graduate philosophy courses numbered 400 and over (12 courses) required for the M.A. degree,16 quarter hours (4 courses) must be taken in accordance with the following distribution requirements:
- Two History of Western Philosophy Courses
- One in Ancient or Medieval: 4 quarter hours
- One in Modern or Nineteenth Century: 4 quarter hours
- One Contemporary European Philosophy Course: 4 quarter hours
- One Normative Philosophy Course: 4 quarter hours
Course Distribution List
History of Western Philosophy - Ancient or Medieval
History of Western Philosophy - Modern or Nineteenth Century
Contemporary European Philosophy
File Paper Requirement
Each year the full-time student will submit two file papers which will be kept in the student's ongoing portfolio. These papers will be read by a second member of the faculty who will judge whether the paper meets the standards of the graduate program. The Graduate Affairs Committee will review every student's progress toward the degree once a year, normally at the beginning of the Spring quarter. Students deemed not to be making satisfactory progress may be placed on probation or required to leave the program.
Foreign Language Requirement
Competence in one of French, German, Latin, or Greek is required. On approval of the Graduate Affairs Committee competence in another language may be used to fulfill the language requirement if deemed appropriate to the research undertaken.