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Program Requirements   



Requirements for a MAJOR in Philosophy

  • Two lower-division courses from Philosophy 2-10, 11A, 12A, 20, 60-89
  • Philosophy 25 or 27, 51, 52, 53, 90
  • Two historical courses from two different periods numbered 130 - 139
  • One course from Phil 120 - 129
  • One course from Phil 125 or 140 - 149
  • Four additional upper-division courses from Phil 109-199

 Requirements for a MINOR in Philosophy

  • Philosophy 51 and 52; 25 or 27
  • Four approved upper-division courses; Phil 53 may be substituted for one upper-division course

Pre-Law Emphasis in Philosophy

The pre-law emphasis in philosophy is intended to provide the skills of analytic reasoning and conceptual investigation necessary for law. Philosophical research hones the techniques of careful argumentation and logically disciplined reasoning essential to the legal analysis of cases and statutes. Also, emphasis on ethics courses will help prepare students for the study and analysis of normative issues. The pre-law emphasis may be taken as part of a philosophy major or minor, or the courses may be taken alone. Requirements for the pre-law emphasis include:

  • One course from PHIL 25, 27, 29, or 152
  • One course from PHIL 111, 113, 114 or 154
  • One course from PHIL 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 80, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 129, 136, or 142

  • Two additional courses from those in the three lists above

Emphasis in Ethics

The ethics emphasis in philosophy is intended to provide students with a broad understanding of ethical theory and the conceptual analysis of moral problems, including matters of social justice central to the Jesuit educational mission, and thus with the ability to reflect on their own ethical decisions and on their role as morally responsible members of the human community. The ethics emphasis may be taken as part of the philosophy major or minor, or the courses may be taken alone. Requirements for the ethics emphasis include:

  • One lower division ethics class from PHIL 2 through 10
  • Two ethical theory courses from PHIL 120 -129

  • Two courses from the following:  Phil 109-119, Phil 154.  An ethics course taught in another department may be substituted with the permission of the chair of the Philosophy Department.

 




 

 

 

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