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Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, philosophy majors must complete the following:

Requirements in the Major

Total number of credits toward the major: 52

Core Requirements (all are required): 28 credits

LIT 210

Introduction to the Literary Tradition in English

HIST 210

African American History from the Colonial Period to the Present

PHIL 210

Comparative Philosophy

PHIL 330

Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 332

Modern Philosophy

HUM 494

Senior Seminar in the Humanities

HUM 495

Senior Project in the Humanities

Additional Core Requirements

Foundation Course in Philosophy (choose 1)

PHIL 110

Law and Justice in the Western Tradition

PHIL 115

Eastern Thought

Foundation courses and are credited in general education. These courses do not count toward the number of credits required for the major.

Additional Requirements in the Major

Advanced Courses in Philosophy (choose 1): 4 credits

PHIL 310

Special Topics in Philosophy: (subtitle)

PHIL 331

Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 335

Feminist Philosophy & Political Theory

PHIL 410

Special Topics in Philosophy: (subtitle)

PHIL 440

Selected Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: (subtitle)

Intermediate Courses in HIS, LIT, or PHIL (choose 1): 4 credits

HIST 220*

U.S. History I, from the Colonial Period to 1877

HIST 221*

U.S. History II, 1877 to the Present

HIST 225*

World History I, to 1500

HIST 226*

World History II, from 1500 to the Present

HIST 231

Latin American History, from the Colonial Period to the Present

HIST 233

U.S. Women’s History

HIST 240

Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation: A Global History

HIST 250

The Construction of Race and Ethnicity in North America

LIT 210

Introduction to the Literary Tradition in English

LIT 220

Introduction to World Literature

LIT 240

Introduction to Drama

LIT 241

Introduction to Poetry Introduction to Fiction

LIT 242

Introduction to Poetry Introduction to Fiction

LIT 243

Introduction to Cinema

LIT 250

Creative Writing I
 (also listed as ENG 250)

LIT 251

Expository Writing I (also listed as ENG 251)

LIT 290

Introduction to Advanced Study in Literature

* May potentially be met by AP, etc. credit

Additional Philosophy Courses (choose 2): 8 credits

PHIL 205

Philosophy and Religion

PHIL 220

Existentialism

PHIL 221

Environmental Ethics & Political Theory

PHIL 225

Critical Thinking

PHIL 230

Special Topics in Philosophy: (subtitle)

PHIL 280

Japanese and Chinese Philosophies

Advanced Courses in HIS, LIT, or PHIL (choose 2): 8 credits

LIT 310

Studies in Major Authors

LIT 320

Gender in Literature

LIT 321

Ethnicity in Literature
Literary

LIT 330

Literary Movements and Moments I (before 1850)

LIT 331

Literary Movements and Moments II (after 1850)

LIT 350

Advanced Creative Writing (Also listed as ENG 350)

LIT 351

Advanced Expository Writing (Also listed as ENG 351)

LIT 370

Special Topics in Literature: (subtitle)

LIT 399

Advanced Independent Study in Literature

HIST 330

The History of a City: (subtitle)

HIST 331

The History of an American City: (subtitle)

HIST 334

The History of a Person: (subtitle)

HIST 335

The History of an Institution: (subtitle)

HIST 370

Special Topics in U.S. History: (subtitle)

HIST 470

Special Topics in the Practice of History: (subtitle)

PHIL 310

Special Topics in Philosophy: (subtitle)

PHIL 330

Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 331

Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 332

Modern Philosophy

PHIL 335

Feminist Philosophy & Political Theory

PHIL 410

Special Topics in Philosophy: (subtitle)

PHIL 440

Selected Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: (subtitle)