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Philosophy > Major

Major in Philosophy - 36 credits

Required Courses......................................21 credits

PHI201 Symbolic Logic (3)
PHI211 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3)
PHI215 Modern Philosophy (3)
PHI304 Ethics (3)
PHI471 Theory of Knowledge (3) OR PHI474 Metaphysics (3) 
PHI490 Seminar (3)
One course in non-western philosophy, by advisement (3) *

* Courses meeting the non-western requirement currently include PHI251 Indian Philosophy, PHI252 East Asian Philosophy, PHI330 Chinese Philosophy, and PHI332 Buddhist Philosophy.

Electives....................................................15 credits

A student must take at least five philosophy courses. Of that five, no more than one of PHI120 (Introduction to Philosophy: Classics) or PHI130 (Introduction to Philosophy: Problems) and no more than one course with a primary prefix of REL may count towards the major. Some courses from outside the department (e.g., POL323 Modern Political Theory, LIN365 Semantics) may also fulfill the elective requirement.