Transition Plan for Classes 2018 and Earlier

Philosophy has introduced a new curriculum, with a new set of major and minor requirements for students in the class of 2019 and later. Students graduating earlier than 2019 are bound by the requirements listed in the ORC when they matriculated. Because some of our courses have changed their names, some have disappeared, and new ones have been invented, students from classes 2018 and earlier will need to use this guide to structure their courses of study. The left-hand column produces the requirements as stated in ORCs for the classes of 2018 and earlier, and the right-hand column lists the equivalent requirement in terms of our new courses. Questions? Just get in touch with your faculty advisor!

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The Major

1. Prerequisites:

a. Phil 1 or Phil 2

a. Phil 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10

b. Phil 3 (or Phil 6 if not used to satisfy requirements of the major)

b. Phil 3 or Phil 6

 

2. Requirements: eight philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including:

a. Two from Phil 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

a. Two from Phil 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19

b. One from Phil 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

b. One from Phil 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

c. One from Phil 8, 37, 38

c. One from Phil 8, 36, 37, 38

d. One Phil 80, which serves as the culminating experience in the major.

d. One Phil 80, which serves as the culminating experience in the major.

e. Three additional Phil courses. e. Three additional Phil courses.

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The Modified Major

1. Prerequisites:

a. Phil 1 or Phil 2

a. Phil 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10

b. Phil 3 (or Phil 6 if not used to satisfy requirements of the modified major)

b. Phil 3 or Phil 6

2. Requirements: six philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including:

a. One from Phil 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

a. One from Phil 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19

b. One from Phil 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

b. One from Phil 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

c. One from Phil 8, 37, 38

c. One from Phil 8, 36, 37, 38

d. One Phil 80, which serves as the culminating experience in the major.

d. One Phil 80, which serves as the culminating experience in the major.

e. Two additional Phil courses. e. Two additional Phil courses.
Four courses not in Philosophy that must be at a non-introductory level, have a substantial philosophical content, and contribute to a reasonably connected program of study. These courses must be approved in writing by the Chair of the Department of Philosophy. Four courses not in Philosophy that must be at a non-introductory level, have a substantial philosophical content, and contribute to a reasonably connected program of study. These courses must be approved in writing by the Chair of the Department of Philosophy.

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Minor in Philosophy

1. Prerequisites:

a. Phil 1 or Phil 2

a. Phil 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10

b. Phil 3 (or Phil 6 if not used to satisfy requirements of the minor)

b. Phil 3 or Phil 6

2. Requirements: six philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including:

a. One from Phil 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

a. One from Phil 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19

b. One from Phil 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

b. One from Phil 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

c. One from Phil 8, 37, 38

c. One from Phil 8, 36, 37, 38

d. One advanced seminar in Philosophy (Phil 80).

d. One Phil 80, which serves as the culminating experience in the major.

e. Two additional Phil courses. e. Two additional Phil courses.

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Minor in the History of Philosophy

1. Prerequisites:

a. Phil 1 or Phil 2

a. Phil 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10

b. Phil 3 (or Phil 6 if not used to satisfy requirements of the minor)

b. Phil 3 or Phil 6

2. Requirements

Six philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including: Four courses from Phil 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 80 (if the seminar topic is within the history of philosophy).

Six philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including: Four courses from Phil 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 50 and 80 (if the seminar topics are within the history of philosophy).

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Minor in Moral Philosophy

1. Prerequisites:

a. Phil 1 or Phil 2

a. Phil 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10

b. Phil 3 (or Phil 6 if not used to satisfy requirements of the minor)

b. Phil 3 or Phil 6

2. Requirements: Six philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including:

a. Phil 8 and Phil 37

a. Phil 8 and Phil 37

b. Two courses from Phil 9, 21, 22, 24, 25, 38, and 80 (if the seminar topic is within moral philosophy)

b. Two courses from Phil 9, 21, 22, 24, 25, 36, 38, 40, 50 and 80 (if the seminar topics are within moral philosophy)

 

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Minor in Epistemology and Metaphysics

1. Prerequisites:

a. Phil 1 or Phil 2

a. Phil 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10

b. Phil 3 (or Phil 6 if not used to satisfy requirements of the minor)

b. Phil 3 or Phil 6

 2. Requirements: Six philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including:

a. Phil 30 and 31

a. Phil 30 and 31

b. Two from 13, 14, 15, 16, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35, and 80 (if the seminar topic is within epistemology and metaphysics)

b. Two from 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 35; and, if the topics are within epistemology and metaphysics, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 50 and 80.

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Minor in Logic and Philosophy of Science

1. Prerequisites:

a. Phil 1 or Phil 2

a. Phil 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, or 10

b. Phil 3

b. Phil 3

2. Requirements: Six philosophy courses beyond the prerequisites including:

a. Phil 6 and 27

a. Phil 6 and 27

b. Two from 26, 32, 33, 34, Math 39, Math 69, and Phil 80 (if the seminar topic is within logic and philosophy of science).

b. Two from 26, 29, 32, 33, 34, 50 and 80 (if the seminar topics are within logic and philosophy of science), and Math 39, Math 69.

 

Honors Program

  1. Junior Honors                                        a. Junior Honors                    
  2. Thesis Proposal                                      b. Thesis Proposal
  3. Thesis Writing                                       c. Thesis Writing
  4. Thesis Defense                                       d. Thesis Defense