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Philosophy, BA

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This major is administered by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies .

Program Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the Philosophy Program, you will be able to:  

  1. Demonstrate an ability to read closely and write effectively about texts or cultural artifacts that reflect on perennial questions concerning the human condition
  2. Engage a variety of ideas and worldviews through active investigation of the lives, ideas, beliefs or values of persons meaningfully different than oneself
  3. Identify, analyze, and explain central components, concepts, and content of the major intellectual traditions in Western Philosophy or World Religions
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking by examining and evaluating philosophical arguments and the truth claims that rest on them

Consists of a minimum of 27 credits.


Electives, 9 credits

Take at least 9 additional credits in philosophy.

World Language Courses, 0-8 credits

Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.

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