Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
The philosophy program has three goals. First, the philosophy program informs students of the fundamental problems, concepts and individuals that have dominated the field of philosophy for the last three millennia. Second, it attempts to develop reflective and critical thinking skills that can be applied to these problems, in addition to problems found in all other areas of study. These skills are to be carried with the student long after they leave the university, to be used as valuable reasoning skills that will assist them in future endeavors of almost any kind. Third, the program tries to expose students to the cultures and ways of thinking found in all parts of the world. Philosophy attempts to unearth the basic presuppositions and concepts that underlie a particular worldview and then contrast them meaningfully with other presuppositions and concepts underlying different cultures and worldviews. It is on this fundamental level that one can truly come to understand the unique ways that individuals in each culture approach life and attempt to address the perennial problems that life presents them.
The philosophy program learning objectives follow from the above goals. Upon completion of the program students will have demonstrated:
Required Courses (12 credit hours): PI101, 210, 301, 302.
Electives (6 credit hours): Upper division Philosophy (PI) courses.
*SEE - STUDENT ADVISEMENT SHEET GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS and include under Tier II - Direction Building (DB) – 9-11 credits – 1) CF, DF or UU as Pre-Req (Can be within declared Major) – PI102 2) DF or Major
Exploration – PI301 3) DF Exploration outside major requirements – 2ND sem of language.
Tier III – Capstone Experience – Major Capstone Experience
Required courses (9 credit hours): PI102, PI 210, PI220
Electives (9 credit hours): PI348, PI480, PI481, BA406, PA405, NU326, NU420
Required Courses (6 credit hours): PI102, PI 220
Electives (6 credit hours): PI348, PI480, PI481, BA406, PA405, NU326, NU420
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