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 practical (ethics, politics, aesthetics) and theoretical (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 008||The Social Contract|
|or PHIL 077||Philosophy of Law|
|PHIL 005||Formal Logic I||1|
|Select 3 courses in Contemporary Value Theory||3|
|Select 2 courses in Theoretical Philosophy||2|
|Select 2 courses in History of Philosophy||2|
|Select 4 course units of Level Requirement courses with 2 course units at the 200 level or above and 2 course units at the 300 or 500 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 200 one of which must be above 301. Please consult with the Undergraduate Chair for other specific criteria.
|PHIL 301||Directed Honors Research (or a 500-level course)||1|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.