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A.B. Major Requirements:

General Emphasis
 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
16
One course from any three of the following areas 12
(a) General Philosophy: Philosophy 1
(b) Ancient Philosophy: Philosophy 21
(c) Early Modern Philosophy: Philosophy 22
(d) Philosophy of Mind: Philosophy 13G
(e) Ethics: Philosophy 14, 15 or 24
(f) Philosophy of Science: Philosophy 30, 31, 32 or 38
(g) Philosophy of Language: Philosophy 17
(h) Metaphysics: Philosophy 101
(i) Theory of Knowledge: Philosophy 102
Philosophy 12 4
Depth Subject Matter
36
Upper division units in Philosophy 36
Note: Philosophy 101 and 102 may not be counted toward both preparatory and depth subject matter units.
Total Units for the Major
52
Pre-Law Emphasis  
 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
16
One course from any of the following three: 4
Philosophy 14, 15, or 16
Philosophy 5 4
Philosophy 12 4
Philosophy 24 4
Depth Subject Matter
36
Any three courses from the following six: 12
Philosophy 102, 116, 118, 128, 189C, or 189F
Philosophy 112 4
Philosophy 119 4
Additional upper division elective units in philosophy 16
Total Units for the Major 52
Pre-Med Emphasis  
 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
16
One course from any of the following four: 4
Philosophy 24, 30, 31, or 32
Philosophy 12 4
Philosophy 15 4
Philosophy 38 4
Depth Subject Matter
36
One course from any of the following four: 4
Philosophy 107, 108, 128, 189I
Philosophy 112 4
Philosophy 121 4
Additional upper division elective units in philosophy 24
Total Units for the Major
52
Note: Admission to medical schools requires additional coursework not included in the Pre-Med Emphasis.
Major Advisers. G.J. Mattey, M. Oshana
Advising Office. 101 Young Hall

Minor Program Requirements:

Students wishing to minor in Philosophy may choose a general minor or a minor specializing in logic. There are no specific courses required for the general minor, so students may create a program to suit their own interests. The range of choice in the logic specialization is limited to the courses listed.
 
UNITS
Philosophy—General
20
Twenty upper division units in philosophy. Philosophy 12 may be substituted for four of the upper division units.
Philosophy—Logic
20
Philosophy 12 or Mathematics 108 4
Philosophy 112 4
Select units from Philosophy 113, 131, 134, 135, 189K 12
Minor Advisers. G.J. Mattey, M. Oshana
Honors Program. The department offers an honors program, which gives qualifying majors the opportunity to work closely with faculty and graduate students.
Courses for Non-Majors. Students majoring in most disciplines in the university will find courses relevant to their educational or career goals. Philosophy 1 is the introductory course for non-majors. Philosophy 5 teaches critical thinking. The following courses are recommended:
(1) Pre-law: 12, 14, 24, 30, 102, 112, 115, 116, 118 and, especially, 119;
(2) Pre-medical: 14, 15, 30, 38, 108, 114, 115, 116;
(3) Business: 14, 102, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119;
(4) Social Policy: 14, 24, 101, 102, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120;
(5) Social Sciences: 12, 30, 31, 32, 101, 102, 103, 109, 118, 131;
(6) Physical Sciences: 12, 30, 31, 32, 101, 102, 107, 112, 131;
(7) Biological Sciences: 30, 31, 32, 38, 101, 102, 108, 120;
(8) Humanities and the Arts: 14, 21, 22, 24, 101, 102, 103, 105, 114, 116, 118, 123, 141 through 175;
(9) Agricultural and Environmental Science and Policy: 5, 14, 24, 30, 31, 114, 115, 116, 118, 120.
Department Activities. The Philosophy department sponsors a lecture series with well-known philosophers who present papers in their fields of expertise. The department also operates ongoing faculty and graduate student workshops. Undergraduate students are welcome to attend and join these discussions. Information can be obtained in the Department office.
Graduate Study. The Department of Philosophy offers programs of study leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Detailed information may be obtained by writing to the Graduate Adviser.
Graduate Adviser. C. Gilmore
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