Philosophy

Curriculum

Dr. Lisa O'Neill, Chairperson

The Philosophy Department offers a major and minor in Philosophy, with three concentrations in:  Ethics and Moral Philosophy, Ethical Leadership, and Traditional track. Philosophy as part of a double-major is especially encouraged.

Requirements for Philosophy Major - Traditional Concentration

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

PL-130Introduction to Philosophy3
PL-140Introduction to Ethics3
PL-153Logic3
PL-240General Ethics3
Capstone Experience 10
PL-xxxElectives in History of Philosophy, Ethics, and Topical Areas18
Total Credits30
History of Philosophy Electives
PL-311Philosophy and Bob Dylan3
PL-316The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant3
PL-320Asian Philosophy3
PL-448Plato's Dialogues3
Ethics and Moral Philosophy Electives
PL-230Critical Moral Thinking3
PL-253Business Ethics3
PL-254Contemporary Issues Bioethics3
PL-259Technology Society and Values3
Topical Area Electives
PL-232Philosophy of Human Nature3
PL-340Feminist Philosophy3
PL-353Philosophy of Mind3
PL-390Special Projects Philosophy3
PL-425Symbolic and Mathematical Logic3

Requirements for Philosophy Major - Ethics and Moral Philosophy Concentration

PL-130Introduction to Philosophy3
PL-140Introduction to Ethics3
PL-153Logic3
PL-240General Ethics3
Capstone Experience0
Electives in Interdisciplinary Ethics and Moral Philosophy (at least 4 PL courses)18
Total Credits30
Interdisciplinary Ethics and Moral Philosophy Electives
PL-230Critical Moral Thinking3
PL-253Business Ethics3
PL-254Contemporary Issues Bioethics3
PL-259Technology Society and Values3
CU-255Ethics in Communications3
CJ-258Criminal Justice Ethics3
TH-484Christian Medical Ethics3
TH-486Morality in the Marketplace3

Requirements for Philosophy Major - Ethical Leadership Concentration

PL-130Introduction to Philosophy3
PL-140Introduction to Ethics3
PL-153Logic3
PL-240General Ethics3
One Additional PL Course in Ethics and Moral Philosophy3
Electives (Chosen in consultation with Faculty advisor)9
PL-200Rhetoric, Speech and Argument3
PL-380Ethics and Leadership (Capstone)3
Total Credits30

Special Notes on Philosophy Major Requirements

Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy

PL-130Introduction to Philosophy3
PL-140Introduction to Ethics3
PL-Philosophy Electives12
Total Credits18