|DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
Acting Chair: J. Steven Thomas (460-6248)
Associate Professors: Baldwin, Buckley, Coker, Sun
Assistant Professor: Youngblood
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.
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.
Although the Department of Philosophy has no graduate program, graduate-level courses are
offered for those students who need such work.
of all Philosophy (PHL) courses
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