Distribution Requirements List

Students majoring in Philosophy must earn a total of eight credits, exclusive of senior work and complete at least:

One course in Logic: PHIL 12 - Logic

and

Two credits in history:

Of these 2 credits, at least 1 must be in either Ancient or Modern (17th and 18th century) Philosophy

  • PHIL 13 - Modern
  • PHIL 20 - Plato
  • PHIL 32 - Analytic
  • PHIL 39 - Existentialism*
  • PHIL 49 - Marx, Nietsche and Freud*
  • PHIL 69 - Phenomenology*
  • PHIL 79 - Post Structuralism*
  • PHIL 102 - Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 103 - Selected Modern Philosophers
  • PHIL 114 - 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 139 - PEP*

and

Two credits in at least one course covering one or more of the following areas:

Advanced Logic, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

  • PHIL 18 - Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 23 - Metaphysics
  • PHIL 24 - Theory of Knowledge
  • PHIL 25 - Philosophy of Mathematics
  • PHIL 26 - Language & Meaning
  • PHIL 31 - Advanced Logic
  • PHIL 39 - Existentialism*
  • PHIL 40 - Semantics
  • PHIL 69 - Phenomenology*
  • PHIL 79 - Post Structuralism*
  • PHIL 86 - Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 104 - Topics in Metaphysics
  • PHIL 113 - Topics in Epistemology
  • PHIL 116 - Language and Meaning
  • PHIL 118 - Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 119 - Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 125 - Philosophy of Mathematic
  • PHIL 139 - PEP*

and

Two credits in at least one course covering one or more of the following areas:

Moral Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Feminism, Aesthetics

  • PHIL 11 - Moral Philosophy
  • PHIL 17 - Aestheitics
  • PHIL 19 - Philosophy of Literature
  • PHIL 21 - Social & Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 35 - Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 39 - Existentialism*
  • PHIL 45 - Futures in Feminism
  • PHIL 49 - Marx, Nietsche and Freud*
  • PHIL 51 - Human Rights
  • PHIL 52 - Bioethics
  • PHIL 55 - Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 61 - Phil of Race & Gender
  • PHIL 71 - Ethics & Economics
  • PHIL 79 - Post Structuralism*
  • PHIL 101 - Moral Philosophy
  • PHIL 106 - Aesthetics and Theory of Criticism
  • PHIL 121 - Social & Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 139 - PEP*

With the exception of Logic (PHIL 12) - Introductory level courses and First Year seminars (PHIL 1 - 10) do not count toward the distribution requirements.

*Not all courses are listed and some courses fall into more than one category (39, 49, 69, 79, 139)

Students should speak to the department chair about any courses that may fall into more than one category or any that are not listed.