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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Philosophy, B.A.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA Philosophy

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the philosophy discipline. 

Students will demonstrate they are able to apply analytical reasoning. 

Students will demonstrate they are able to assess philosophical arguments.

4

Students will be able to defend a claim and evaluate scholarship in writing.  

5

Students will be able to defend their analytical reasoning in an oral defense. 

General Education Requirements


Mathematics Credits: 6 *


* See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts section.

Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 4
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 4

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3 1
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 1
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 3

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 5

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives outside of major 3000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 24-27
  • - Credits: 3
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  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
  • OR

  • FORL 1001 Credits 3
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  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 5
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3
  • HIST Elective Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours: 51


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 33


6

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages.
  2. “C” or better required.
  3. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  6. A minimum of 33 credit hours of PHIL courses, including at least 18 in courses numbered above 3001, is required for the major in philosophy. Not more than six hours of 1000-level courses will be allowed to count toward this 33-hour total. Philosophy majors hsould, in consultation with the program’s advisors, plan a well-balanced and coherent program of study tailored to their particular needs and interests.

Four Year Plan of Study


First Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • Literature Credits: 3
  • Arts Credits: 3
  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 3
  • PHIL Elective Credits: 3
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • PHIL Elective Credits: 2
  • PHIL 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Physical Science Credits: 3
  • Non-PHIL 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 4
Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • PHIL 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Non-PHIL 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 9
Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • PHIL 3000+ Credits: 3
  • PHIL 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 9
Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

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