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Satisfactory completion of an intro level course is a prerequisite for taking any further course in philosophy.
100 level seminars are intended for Seniors and Juniors, with priority given to honors students taking it as an honors preparation.  Others should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
Students may not take more than one intro level course, with one exception: students may take Logic either before or after taking any other introductory course.
NOTE:  Classes with low enrollment have the possibility of being canceled.  Please register as early as possible.

TENTATIVE OFFERINGS (as of 12/22/23)
PHIL distribution notes - (H) history*, (L) language, (V) value
*(AH) ancient history, (MH) modern history

Spring 2024

Fall 2024

  • PHIL 001F. Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Problems
  • PHIL 001H. Introduction to Philosophy: Personal Identity and the Self
  • PHIL 003. First-Year Seminar: The Meaning of Life
  • PHIL 005. First-Year Seminar: Human Nature
  • PHIL 012A. Logic
    • Recommended for students with a strong mathematics or computer science background, and for non-freshmen who have taken no prior philosophy courses.  Required of all philosophy majors, unless they have taken PHIL 012B previously.

  • PHIL 012B. Logic
    • Recommended for students who are intending to major or minor in Philosophy, and for non-freshmen who have taken at least one prior Philosophy course.  Required of all philosophy majors, unless they have taken PHIL 012A previously.

  • PHIL 022. Philosophies of Violence
    • PHIL distribution - V

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 023. Metaphysics
    • PHIL distribution - L

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 034. Marx and Marxism
    • PHIL distribution - H

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 040. Semantics
    • This is not a writing course for PHIL.
      Must be taken for PHIL credit to count towards the PHIL major/minor.
      PHIL distribution - L

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 052. Bioethics
    • PHIL distribution - V

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 079. Poststructuralism
    • PHIL distribution - H, L, V

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 101. Moral Philosophy
    • This seminar is intended for Seniors and Juniors, with priority given to honors students taking it as an honors preparation.  Others should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
      PHIL distribution - V

  • PHIL 102. Ancient Philosophy
    • This seminar is intended for Seniors and Juniors, with priority given to honors students taking it as an honors preparation.  Others should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
      PHIL distribution - (A)H

  • PHIL 116. Language and Meaning
    • Must be taken for PHIL credit to count towards the PHIL major/minor.
      This seminar is intended for Seniors and Juniors, with priority given to honors students taking it as an honors preparation.  Others should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
      PHIL distribution - L

  • PHIL 135. Topics in Indian Philosophy
    • This seminar is intended for Seniors and Juniors, with priority given to honors students taking it as an honors preparation.  Others should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
      PHIL distribution - H, L, V

Spring 2025

Fall 2025

  • PHIL 001M. Introduction to Philosophy: Free Thinkers
  • PHIL 001P. Introduction to Philosophy: Reasoning and Living Well
  • PHIL 003. First-Year Seminar: The Meaning of Life
  • PHIL 005. First-Year Seminar: Human Nature
  • PHIL 011. Moral Philosophy
    • PEAC eligible only when taught by PHIL instructor K. Thomason. Eligible with arranged assignment and by obtaining instructor and program coordinator written approval before drop/add period ends.
      PHIL distribution - V

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 012A. Logic
    • Recommended for students with a strong mathematics or computer science background, and for non-freshmen who have taken no prior philosophy courses.  Required of all philosophy majors, unless they have taken PHIL 012B previously.

  • PHIL 012B. Logic
    • Recommended for students who are intending to major or minor in Philosophy, and for non-freshmen who have taken at least one prior Philosophy course.  Required of all philosophy majors, unless they have taken PHIL 012A previously.

  • PHIL 020. Plato and His Modern Readers
    • Must be taken for PHIL credit to count towards the PHIL major/minor.
      PHIL distribution - (A)H

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 039. Existentialism
    • PHIL distribution - H, L, V

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 040. Semantics
    • This is not a writing course for PHIL.
      Must be taken for PHIL credit to count towards the PHIL major/minor.
      PHIL distribution - L

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 086. Philosophy of Mind
    • PHIL distribution - L

    • Prerequisite:

      First- and second-year students must complete one introductory level PHIL course before enrolling in this course.

  • PHIL 107. Philosophy of Religion
    • This seminar is intended for Seniors and Juniors, with priority given to honors students taking it as an honors preparation.  Others should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
      PHIL distribution - V

  • PHIL 113. Topics in Epistemology
    • This seminar is intended for Seniors and Juniors, with priority given to honors students taking it as an honors preparation.  Others should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.
      PHIL distribution - L

Spring 2026