Philosophy Major B.A.

Requirements

1. Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

(51 units minimum)  Click here to view General Education requirements. 

2. Complete the following prerequisites to the major:

(9 units)

3. Complete the major of at least 24 upper-division units (including no more than two GE/F2 courses)

The Major

Track 1, General  (24 units, not more than two GE/F2 courses)

1. Complete the following required courses:

(9 units)

2. Complete one €œHistory of Philosophy€ course from the following list:

(3 units)

  • PHIL 3010 - Advanced Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 3050 - Existentialism (GE/F2)
  • PHIL 3100 - Introduction to Continental Philosophy
  • PHIL 4200 - Advanced Studies in the History of Philosophy (WP) (second section) 

3. Complete two €œValue Theory€ courses from the following list:

(6 units)

  • PHIL 4000 - Philosophy through Literature
  • PHIL 4050 - Environmental Ethics (GE/F2)
  • PHIL 4430 - Bioethics (GE/F2)
  • PHIL 4450 - Eastern Philosophy: Concepts, Methods, and Context (GE/F2)
  • PHIL 4500 - Philosophy of Art (WP)
  • PHIL 4600 - Philosophy and Feminism
  • PHIL 4800 - Nature Revisited: Environmental Issues in Philosophical Perspective

4. Complete two €œPhilosophical Issues€ courses from the following list:

(6 units)

Track 2, Graduate School

(30 units, no more than one GE/F2 course)

Complete the above requirements (but with no more than one GE/F2 course), along with the following two courses (6 units).

  • PHIL 4200 - Advanced Studies in the History of Philosophy (WP)
  • Any other upper-division non-GE course from the above list, 3 units

4. Senior Paper Requirement:

In addition to completing course requirements for the BA degree, each student must submit a capstone paper that conforms to established department criteria. Guidelines and criteria are available from the department chair.

5. Honors in the Major:

(+3 units)

Senior Thesis satisfies Senior Paper requirement

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