2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 19, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Philosophy, BA


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About the Program


What is there, what do we know, and how are we to live?  Philosophy is the systematic investigation of perennial human questions about the nature of reality, the limits of knowledge, and the foundations of value.

Courses in philosophy develop a variety of skills that contribute to professional success, engaged citizenship, and a well-rounded life.  These include analytical thinking, abstract reasoning, and creative problem-solving, abilities useful in every career.  Philosophy also fosters the ability to build and critique an argument (a skill valued highly by law schools); clarity in written and oral communication; and increased awareness of diverse solutions to social, political, and ethical problems.  If you want to learn how to think rather than what to think, philosophy is the field of study for you!

Degree Requirements


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for ENGL 10400, and all Foreign Language and Philosophy courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Major Core (90 Credits)


Philosophy Elective/Advanced Topics in Philosophy (6 Credits)


Students must take at least two PHIL 49000  (preferably in semesters 7 and 8).

Foreign Language (12 Credits)


Choose from French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. Must complete 4 semesters of the same foreign language.

Math, Statistics, Science, or Computer Course (3 Credits)


Choose any MA (except MA 11500 ), STAT, SCI, or CIS course. CIS 20400  is highly recommended to meet general education requirements.

Free Elective EXL (3 Credits)


Any EXL Course

Free Electives (27 Credits)


Student may choose any nine (9) courses to fulfil this requirement

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for ENGL 10400, and all Foreign Language and Philosophy courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 3 (15 Credits)


Semester 4 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15 Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


Semester 7 (15 Credits)


Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Foreign Language – Must complete 4 semesters of the same foreign language. Level I Course: Choose from: SPAN 10100, FR 10100, GER 10100, or JPNS 10100; Level II Course: Choose from: SPAN 10200, FR 10200, GER 10200, or JPNS 10200; Level III Course: Choose from: SPAN 20100, FR 20100, GER 20100, or JPNS 20100; Level IV Course: Choose from: SPAN 20200, FR 20200, GER 20200, or JPNS 20200.

Note 2: Additional Math, Statistics, Science or Computer Course - Choose any MA (except MA 11500), STAT, SCI, or CIS course. CIS 20400 is highly recommended to meet general education requirements.

Note 3: Aesthetics course - Choose one from: AD 25500, MUS 25000, ENGL 31900, ENGL 28600, COM 34300, or THTR 20100

Note 4: Philosophy Elective / Advanced Topics in Philosophy - Students must take at least two PHIL 49000 (preferably in semesters 7 and 8).

Note 5: One free elective must be an E X L course.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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