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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Philosophy, B.S.


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Six Philosophy Requirements

  1. Language Emphasis Requirement:
    Each BA student is required to work with a philosophical text in the language that fulfills the BA language requirement. The BS majors must work in a formal language, math, logic, or a computer language. The major must coordinate with a philosophy faculty member, and when necessary with a relevant language (or science) faculty member. The major will produce a three-to-five page paper that demonstrates the language ability grounded in a philosophical text. This requirement will usually function as part of the Senior Seminar.
Emphasis I BS Analytic Minor in mathematics, computer science, or economics
Emphasis II BA Ancient or Medieval Arabic, Chinese, Greek, or Latin 
Emphasis III BA Modern or Contemporary Arabic, Chinese, Greek, or Latin 
Emphasis IV BA

Topics - Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics, or Epistemology

Any Language 

 

  1. Area Requirement:
    There are 24 units required to fulfill the area requirements. All philosophy majors must fulfill all areas:
Area I Logic PHIL 1250  and PHIL 3200 
Area II Ethics and Politics PHIL 3500  and PHIL 3700 
Area III Being and Knowledge PHIL 3300  and PHIL 3400 
Area IV History of Philosophy PHIL 4110  and PHIL 4120 

 

  1. Senior Seminar Requirement: 
    All philosophy majors must take the Senior Seminar, PHIL 4010 . The course is open to all philosophy majors, not just seniors. Prerequisite: Successful completion of one course in each area of the major. This course is offered every other year in the spring.
     
  2. Elective Units: 
    There are 27 credit hours required in the core for the BA in philosophy. The remaining 9 credit hours may be selected from any remaining philosophy course.
     
  3. Grade Requirement: 
    Only philosophy courses with letter grades count. Only courses with a grade of C- or better may count for the major. The overall GPA in philosophy courses must be at least 2.00.
     
  4. Residence Requirement: 
    Some of the requirements fulfilled elsewhere may transfer to SUU and count toward the major. Such cases require the approval of the Chair. The senior seminar must be completed at SUU.

General Education Requirement (32-36 Credits)


See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-23 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)


See Experiential Education .

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)


B.S. Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement (12 credits)

* Note: Most or all of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Transfer students not majoring in a math or science field may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult a Student Success Advisor for details.

Philosophy Curriculum Summary (36 Credits)


Minor Requirements (18-21 Credits)


  • Minor in Math, Economics, or Computer Science 18-21 credits maximum (Exact number depends on which courses students select for Core and Knowledge Area Requirements)

Other Electives


  • Free Electives as approved by the Advisor may be taken to complete BA/BS degree requirements to reach 120 total credits.

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120


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