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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Philosophy, B.A., Pre-Law Concentration


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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.

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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


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


  • - Credits: 3
  •  

  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
  • OR

  • FORL 1001 Credits 3
  •  

  • Social Science Electives 2000+. Credits: 6
  • English Literature Elective Credits: 3
  • History Elective  Credits: 3
  • Non-PHIL Electives 3000+  Credits: 6
  • Free electives  Credits: 27

Total Credit Hours: 51


Course Requirements for Major


Two from


Total Credit Hours: 30


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. Up to 3 credit hours can be substituted for an appropriate elective outside of philosophy.
  7. No more than two 1000-level courses may count among the required 30 PHIL credit hours and each student must complete at least one course in Metaphysics/Epistemology (‘-4–’).
  8. PHIL 3094: Directed Readings in Philosophy and/or PHIL 3095: Special Topics in Philosophy may be taken by department permission to satisfy this requirement when the topic of PHIL 3094 or PHIL 3095 is connected with legal philosophy, social philosophy, political philosophy, ethics, logic, or some other topic determined by the department to be relevant to this concentration.
  9. No more than two 1000-level courses may count among the required 33 credit hours in PHIL courses and each student must complete at least one course in Metaphysics/Epistemology (any PHIL course whose second digit is a “4”).

 

In unusual circumstances, one or more of these requirements may be waived. A student seeking such an exemption should petition the department.

Philosophy majors should, in consultation with the departmental academic advisor, 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


Total Credit Hours: 15

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


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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