Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts
In Philosophy, students will investigate ideas in ethics, religion, war, logic, and justice. They will gain skills in research, writing, and discussion while gaining guidance from history’s great philosophers and from each other. Coursework in Philosophy includes classes on ethics, argumentation and debate, law, logic, religious thought, ancient and modern philosophy, war and peace studies, and comparative religions. The program provides students with a background in philosophical ideas and provides an excellent background for a variety of careers, including law, theology, planning and social service, business or for further specialized training leading to teaching or research.
|PY 1010||Ultimate Questions (GACO)||3|
|PY 1120||Doing Right and Being Good (DICO)||3|
|PY 2310||Elements of Logic (QRCO)||3|
|PY 2650||Mind and Machine (TECO)||3|
|PY 4770||Great Philosophers Seminar (WRCO)||3|
|PY||3000/4000 level Philosophy electives [not PYDI]||12|
|PY||Philosophy elective [not PYDI]||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|Foreign Language (GACO)||8|
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-8 credits: one year of one language (6-8 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.