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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy and Religion (B.A., B.S.)


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The Philosophy major consists of four options: the Philosophy major, and minors in Philosophical Studies, Religious Studies, and Ethical Studies. The philosophy curriculum is designed to encourage students to think critically and creatively about human existence and the nature of reality. It emphasizes (1) training in critical reasoning and logical analysis; (2) an understanding of the many methods of human inquiry; (3) a survey of the history of philosophy and the history of ethics; (4) the analysis and appreciation of values and their application to moral and political issues; (5) a reflective and tolerant exploration of religion; and (6) the growth of a personal philosophy based on the lifelong search for and appreciation of truth, knowledge, goodness, and beauty.

Philosophy Major


  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core ) 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

 

Specific Requirement: 3 Credit hours


This is required of all students.

Logic and Epistemology Requirement: 3 Credit Hours


Value Theory Requirement: 6 Credit Hours


Electives: 12 Credit Hours


Select four (4) courses from any remaining Philosophy courses other than PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1040 , PHIL 2200  or any upper division course from another department approved by advisor and deemed relevant to student’s interestes in ethics.

Ethics, Law, and Political Theory Specialization


Specific Requirement: 3 Credit hours


Applied Ethics: 6 Credit Hours


Normative Theory: 6 Credit Hours


Electives: 9 Credit Hours


Any upper division course with a PHIL prefix or any upper division course from another department approved by adviosr and deemed relevant to student’s interests in ethics.

Philosophy Specialization


Basic Requirement: 3 Credit Hours


Required of all students

Logic and Epistemology Requirement: 3 Credit Hours


Select one (1) course from the list below:

Value Theory Requirement: 6 Credit Hours


Select two (2) courses from the list below:

Electives: 12 Credit Hours


Select four (4) courses from any remaining Philosophy courses other than PHIL 1030, PHIL 1040, PHIL 2200 or any upper division course from another department approved by advisor and deemed relevant to student’s interestes in ethics.

Religious Studies Specialization


Specific Requirement: 3 Credit Hours


Philosophical Topics in Religion: 3 Credit Hours


Electives: 9 Credit Hours


Select three (3) courses from any remaining Philosophy course other than PHIL 1030, PHIL 1040, PHIL 2200 or CLAS 4900 or GREK 1010 and GREK 1020 or any upper division course approved by advisor deemed relevant to student’s interest in religious studies.

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