Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Students may elect either the general option or the option with the religious studies emphasis.

Faculty: Teaching Professor Bartels, chairperson. Professors Foster, Johnson, and Wenisch; Associate Professors Krieger, Meghani, and Mollgaard; Assistant Professors Haile, Jomaa (joint appointment with PSC) and Reed; Professors Emeriti Kim, Peterson, Schwarz, Young and Zeyl; Senior Lecturer Nichols; Lecturer Millsop.

Students selecting the general option must complete no fewer than 33 credits (maximum 48) in philosophy. Students are required to take PHL 205; at least one from PHL 101, 451 (logic); at least one from PHL 212, 314 (ethics); at least one from PHL 341, 342, 452; both PHL 321 and 323; at least one from PHL 204, 318, 324, 346; and PHL 490 [capstone]. The remaining nine credits may be chosen freely from the list of PHL courses offered by the department. At least 18 credits in course work must be at the 300 level or above. For this degree, courses taken in RLS will be classified as electives or to fulfill a general education requirement.

Students selecting the option with the Religious Studies emphasis must complete no fewer than 37 credits (maximum 49). From the philosophy courses, they must take: PHL 101 or 205; PHL 212; PHL 321; PHL 323; PHL 328; PHL 341 or 346; and PHL 490. From the religious studies courses, they must take: RLS 111; RLS 131; RLS 226; PSC 221/RLS 221; and PHL 331 or PHL 421/PSC 421. At least 18 credits in course work must be at the 300 level or above.

For both options, a total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.