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Philosophy (BA) Religion Concentration

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General Education Requirements (53-57 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (5 Courses, 15 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 6 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V (3 Courses, 9-10 Hours)

  1. Foreign Language. 6 hours from any one group:

    LG 101 & LG 102, LGS 106 & LGS 107, LGS 110 & LGS 111, LG 111 & LG 112 or proficiency test or LG 113, LG 121 & LG 122, LG 131 & LG 132 or proficiency test or LG 134, LGS 131 & LGS 132, LG 141 & LG 142, LGS 141 & LGS 142, LG 151 & LG 152 or proficiency test or LG 153, LGS 161 & LGS 162, LG 171 & LG 172 or LG 173, LGS 171 & LGS 172, LGS 181 & LGS 182

    Students may fulfill the foreign language requirement by passing a proficiency test offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the level equivalent to the second semester of the foreign language sequence, or by passing another test (e.g., AP (Advanced Placement) or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) at the equivalent level). Students who pass a proficiency test at the level equivalent to first semester of the foreign language sequence are required to complete only the second semester and will fulfill the foreign language requirement with 3 credit hours of course work. 

  2. Natural Sciences/Math. 3-4 hour lab science or math/stat course from:

    AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202LST 210, MA 113- 299 (except 201 and 202).

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136)

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one of which must be in the student's major or minor.

Major Requirements (30 Hours)

Religion Concentration Core (5 Courses, 15 Hours)

  1. 15 hours:  PHL 120, PHL 240, PHL 245, PHL 321, PHL 461

  2. 15 hours from: 3 additional Religion (REL) courses at the 300 or 400 level and 2 additional Religion (REL) courses at any level. 

Minor Requirements (18-24 Hours)

A minor is required for this degree program


Notes:

* Recommended Course

 


Additional Information

PHL 240 and PHL 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. 

  

Philosophy (BA) :  Religion Concentration (30 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CAS 100 First Year Experience-College Success 3
EH 101 English Composition I 3
PHL 120 Criticall Thinking 3
Natural Sci with Lab   4
FA Elective   3
     
      Total Hours  15

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
Eh 102 or Honors English Composition II 3
History US or Western Civilization 3
REL Elective   3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
Natural Sci with Lab   4
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
Math MA 110 or higher 3
REL Elective    3
English Literature   3
Social/Behavioral Elective   3
PHL 240 Western Philosophy:  Classical 3
     
     
      Total Hours  15

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
Soc/Behavioral Elective    3
Soc/Behavioral Elective    3
REL 310 Classical Mythology 3
Minor Course   3
PHL 245 Western Philosophy:  Ren/Enlightenment 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
Natural Sci with Lab   4
REL Elective    3
Foreign Language    3
Elective    3
Minor Course    3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
REL Elective 300 or higher 3
Foreign Language   3
Elective   3
Minor Course   3
Minor Course   3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
REL Elective 300 level or higher 3
REL Elective 300 level or higher 3
Elective   3
Minor Course    3
Minor Course    3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
PHL 461  Metaphysics 3
Minor Course   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
     
      Total Hours 15 
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Department of Philosophy website
http://www.southalabama.edu/philosophy

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. Philosophy majors can choose from three concentrations: Philosophy, Religion, or Classics.

General Education Requirements For Philosophy Majors

General Education Requirements for Philosophy are specified on the College of Arts and Sciences section.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. PHL 461 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Philosophy majors.

Philosophy Majors can now fulfill the Minor requirement by taking one of the other concentrations offered.

  • Majors concentrating in Classics can fulfill the Minor requirement by using Philosophy or Religion concentration.
  • Majors concentrating in Philosophy can fulfill the Minor requirement by using Religion or Classics concentration.
  • Majors concentrating in Religion can fulfill the Minor requirement by using Philosophy or Classics concentration.

Graduate Studies

Although the Department of Philosophy has no graduate program, graduate-level courses are offered for those students who need such work.