30 semester hours
Introduction to Logic
Theory of Knowledge
Seminar: Major Problems OR
Seminar: Major Philosophers
Electives in Philosophy
Note: Only one 100–level elective will count toward the major. PHIL 393 and PHIL 399 do not count toward the major.
The last paper written by each major in PHIL 205, 207, 330, 340 and 355 will be dated, copied, and placed in the student’s file before the paper is graded. Two faculty will review the files of graduating students to determine a) whether the student’s writing improved, and b) action that should be taken in case additional work is needed.
For further information, please contact your advisor or Dr. Filice, the Department Chair. For information on writing requirements for “double” or “triple” majors consult the Undergraduate Bulletin under “Multiple Majors” or the Office of the Dean of the College.
Students have found that by electing philosophy as a second major they can develop skills that will be invaluable throughout their careers. They learn to think, read, and write clearly, coherently, and critically. They learn to analyze and evaluate arguments. They learn the art of questioning, that is, how to inquire. Finally, they practice stepping out of a given framework when viewing a problem. Many seemingly unsolvable problems are unsolvable only because the solver is uncritically committed to certain assumptions.