Philosophy: Political and Moral Philosophy, BA
Philosophy seeks to illuminate fundamental aspects of the world, of our relation to and knowledge of the world, and of our own nature as rational, purposive, and social beings. The study of philosophy aims at an appreciation of the ways this enterprise has been, is, and might be approached. It also provides a vantage point for reflecting on the nature and achievement of other disciplines, such as science, the arts, and the humanities. Philosophical topics can be divided roughly into value theory (ethics, politics, aesthetics) and theoretical philosophy (epistemology, metaphysics, mind, and logic). The four concentrations available within the major allow students to emphasize different sets of questions.
The new Political and Moral Philosophy Concentration emphasizes the philosophical treatment of normative questions. Its coursework focuses on questions about ethics, morality, politics, and law.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 36. Double majors may entail more course units.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|or PHIL 1433||The Social Contract|
|or PHIL 1450||Philosophy of Law|
|PHIL 1710||Introduction to Logic||1|
|Select 3 courses in Value Theory (attribute APLV)||3|
|Select 2 courses in Contemporary Theoretical Philosophy (attribute APLT)||2|
|Select 2 courses in History of Philosophy (attribute APLH)||2|
|Select 4 course units of Level Requirement courses with 2 course units at the 2000 level or above and 2 course units at the 3000 or 5000 level 2||4|
|Courses in Related Fields|
|Select 4 courses from related fields by approval 3||4|
|Total Course Units||36|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Courses can double count across Level and Distribution Requirements.
Must be a Senior Major in Philosophy and have a minimum 3.33 GPA in the major. Applicants must have completed the distribution requirement for the major including two courses above 2000 one of which must be above 3010. Please consult with the Undergraduate Chair for other specific criteria.
|PHIL 4998||Directed Honors Research (or a 5000-level course)||1|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.