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Philosophy Option

This option provides students with a broad understanding of the main historical trends and contemporary developments within the discipline of philosophy. With its sustained and systematic plan of study in Philosophy, the option has two general objectives. First, it encourages students to read and think about philosophical issues and problems in an active and critical manner. Second, it provides students with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the contributions made by some of the greatest thinkers of the past and present. 

Thirteen (13) courses, grouped as noted below:


PHL 503 Ancient and Modern Ethics
PHL 600 Seminar in Analytic Philosophy
PHL 601 Seminar in Continental Philosophy
PHL 708 Introduction to Modern Philosophy

Two (2) courses from the following:

PHL 101 Plato and the Roots of Western Philosophy
PHL 201 Problems in Philosophy
PHL 333 Philosophy of Human Nature
PHL 366 Existentialism and Art and Culture

Seven (7) courses from the following:
A minimum of three (3) courses marked with a dagger (†) must be completed.

PHL 101 Plato and the Roots of Western Philosophy
PHL 110 Philosophy of Religion I
PHL 187
Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHL 306
Freedom, Equality, Limits of Authority
PHL 307 Business Ethics
PHL 333 Philosophy of Human Nature
PHL 334 Ethics in Professional Life
PHL 365 Philosophy of Beauty
PHL 400 Human Rights and Justice
PHL 401 Philosophy and Mass Culture
PHL 406 Issues of Life, Death and Poverty
PHL 420 Philosophy, Diversity and Recognition
PHL 449 Philosophy of Punishment
PHL 500 Philosophy of the Natural Environment
PHL 501 Social Thought and the Critique of Power
PHL 502 Aristotle
PHL 504 Philosophy of Art
PHL 505 Hegel and Marx
PHL 506 The Rationalists
PHL 508 The Empiricists
PHL 509 Bioethics
PHL 511 Kant
PHL 512 Philosophy of the Emotions
PHL 513 Phenomenology
PHL 514 Mind and Agency
PHL 515 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHL 516 Foundations of Analytic Philosophy
PHL 525 Environmental Ethics
PHL 530 Media Ethics
PHL 550 Knowledge, Truth and Belief
PHL 551 Metaphysics
PHL 552 Philosophy of Science
PHL 553 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
PHL 603 Modern and Contemporary Ethics
PHL 605 Existentialism
PHL 606 Philosophy of Love and Sex
PHL 611 Philosophy of Mind
PHL 612 Philosophy of Law
PHL 614 Philosophy of Human Rights
PHL 621 Beyond the Western Academic Tradition
PHL 700 Meta-Philosophy
PHL 709 Religion, Science and Philosophy
PHL 710 Philosophy and Film
PHL 802 Project in Applied Philosophy
PHL 803 Philosophy Engaging Communities
PHL 808 Language and Philosophy
PHL 810 Philosophy of Cinema
PHL 900 Senior Philosophy Seminar
PHL 910 Senior Philosophy Seminar
PHL 922 Religious Belief, Diversity, and Truth
PHL 923 Philosophy of Religion II
PHL 924 Critical Thinking II