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Requirements for the Philosophy Major

(33 credits)

I. Required Core Courses (12 credits total)

1. Phil 110 Classical Ethics 
2. Phil 151 Metaphysics OR Phil 150 Epistemology
3. Phil 175 Symbolic Logic
4. Phil 179 History of Africana Philosophy

II. History of Philosophy Courses (3 credits total)

3 credits from any of the following:

Phil 149: Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Phil 160: Pre-Socratic Philosophy
Phil 161: Introduction to Plato
Phil 163: Medieval Philosophy
Phil 165: German Idealism
Phil 168: Seminar on Heidegger
Phil 169: Seminar on Nietzche
Phil 170: Ancient Greek Philosophy
Phil 171: Ancient Egyptian Philosophy
Phil 182: Seminar on Plato
Phil 183: Seminar on Aristotle
Phil 184: Modern Philosophy: 17th and 18th Centuries
Phil 185: Rationalism and Empiricism
Phil 186: Philosophy of Kant
Phil 187: Philosophy of Hegel
Phil 188: Philosophy of Kierkegaard
Phil 189: 19th Century Philosophy
Phil 190: Contemporary Philosophy
Phil 197: Philosophy of William James

III. Senior Courses (3 credits total)

PHIL 200: Senior Seminar OR PHIL 196 : Senior Colloquium

IV. Elective Courses (15 credits total)

15 additional credits in any classes numbered PHIL 100-PHIL 200

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