Academic Catalog

Philosophy - Law, Ethics, and Society Concentration, B.A.

Requires students to complete the philosophy major foundation courses, plus at least seven additional courses in philosophy. To graduate in the concentration, students must complete the following requirements:

PHIL 100A First Course in Philosophy3
PHIL 200/200HLogic and Critical Reasoning3
PHIL 240Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 242Modern Philosophy3
PHIL 300Epistemology and Metaphysics3
PHIL 350Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHIL 400Contemporary Legal Philosophy3
Select two of the following applied ethics courses:6
Business Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Special Topics in Philosophy (Biomedical Ethics)
Special Topics in Philosophy (Information Ethics)
Select one social and political philosophy course:3
Social and Political Philosophy
Special Topics in Philosophy
an approved equivalent
Two Philosophy electives above 200 level in consultation with advisor6
Total Hours36

Course substitutions by department approval only.

Students pursuing the concentration must publish at least two articles in the departmental philosophical review, Thesis XII, and produce a senior capstone project as the basis for a presentation at the annual philosophy student mini-conference.