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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
 
Chair: John Coker (251-460-6248)
Associate Professors: Baldwin, Buckley, Coker
Assistant Professors: Loomis, Meeker, Youngblood
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
Through reasoned reflection, philosophy seeks to understand human experience in all its various aspects. Courses examine the moral, social, political, aesthetic, and religious dimensions of human existence, topics in special fields such as science, and the historical development of philosophy. In these courses students can develop skills in the presentation, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of differing viewpoints, and refine their own beliefs about deeply important issues.
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHILOSOPHY
AND STATISTICS MAJORS
General Education Requirements for Philosophy are specified on the College of Arts and Sciences section.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY
A minimum of 30 semester hours in Philosophy, to include a logic course (PHL 121 or 321), two courses covering the history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Kant (PHL 240 and 245), and two of the following: Theory of Knowledge (PHL 421), Advanced Ethical Theory (PHL 431), Metaphysics (PHL 461).
No more than six hours at the 100-level may be counted toward the hours required for the major; however, additional hours taken at this level can be counted toward the total number of hours required for graduation. Fifteen hours must be taken at the 300/ 400-level. PHL 240 and 245 do not have to be taken in sequence and should be taken early in the major. Credit for PHL 499, Honors Thesis, is only given as an addition to the hours required for the major.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY
A minimum of 18 semester hours in Philosophy, to include a logic course (PHL 121 or 321). At least two courses must be taken in residence. No more than two 100-level courses may be counted toward the minor.
 
GRADUATE STUDIES
Although the Department of Philosophy has no graduate program, graduate-level courses are offered for those students who need such work.
 
DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL PHILOSOPHY (PHL) COURSES
 
College of Arts and Sciences
 

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