Philosophy asks critical questions about how we ought to live, the sources and extent of knowledge, and the world and its nature. Philosophy asks thought-provoking questions about the mind, the self, God, free will, science, justice, and the Good Life. By engaging with challenging philosophical questions, students learn to think analytically and independently, and they develop excellent skills at critical thinking, reasoning, writing, and communication.
The philosophy major provides students with essential skills in reasoning, analysis, argumentation, close reading, and communication that will prepare them for a successful and fulfilling professional life. The major encourages critical engagement with the major ideas, figures, and theories in philosophical traditions, and it provides broad knowledge of the field of philosophy.
PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic
PHIL 271 - Philosophical Writing (3 credits)
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 102 - Introduction to Ethics
History of Philosophy
PHIL 300 - Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 301 - Modern Philosophy
Logic Epistemology, and Metaphysics
PHIL 321 - Symbolic Logic
1 Upper-Division Course
PHIL 311 - Ethical Theory
4 Courses between the 200-400 level
PHIL 490 - Capstone/Thesis Seminar
PHIL 499 - Senior Thesis in Philosophy
The philosophy minor provides the same skills and challenge of the philosophy major, yet with a less-intensive exposure than the philosophy major. The general analytical skills developed in the minor are an ideal complement to any other major, whether in the sciences, the humanities, the arts, business, or education.
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Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Logic
Ethics, Political Philosophy
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Oppression, Understanding How Emotions Change Beliefs, and Political Virtue
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