Major and Minor

Philosophy Major (BA)

The major in philosophy requires the successful completion of the following 30 semester hours:

Hours
PHL 195 or Introduction to Deductive Logic 3
PHL 106 Honors Introduction to Deductive Logic
PHL 211 Ancient Philosophy 3
PHL 212 Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHL electives 300 or 400 level * 12
PHL electives * 9
Total Hours 30

 

* A minimum of 3 hours from each of the following areas must be completed for a total of 6 hours.

Area 1: Value

PHL 221 Honors Introduction to Ethics 3
PHL 223 Medical Ethics 3
PHL 230 Political Philosophy 3
PHL 231 Social Justice in Practice 1
PHL 234 Social Philosophy 3
PHL 240 Philosophy and the Law 3
PHL 241 Philosophical Issues in Criminal Law 3
PHL 242 Philosophical Issues in Civil Law 3
PHL 243 Philosophical Issues in Constitutional Law 3
PHL 256 Philosophy of Sport 3
PHL 291 Aesthetics 3
PHL 292 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHL 332 Theories of Justice 3
PHL 420 Special Studies in Ethics 3
PHL 440 Seminar on Law 3
PHL 448 Philosophy of Law 3
PHL 455 Philosophy through Documentary 3

Area 2: Language, Epistemology, Mind, and Metaphysics

PHL 260 Mind and Nature 3
PHL 264 Introduction to Metaphysics 3
PHL 281 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 3
PHL 286 Introduction to Philosophy of Science 3
PHL 360 Philosophy of Mind 3
PHL 362 Mind, Language, and Reality 3
PHL 364 Philosophy of Cognitive Science 3
PHL 366 Metaphysics 3
PHL 370 Epistemology 3
PHL 381 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHL 387 Philosophy and Evolution 3
PHL 428 Metaethics 3

Upper-Level Residency

A minimum of 12 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be earned on this campus.

Note to Students Who Enrolled Prior to 2012-13

The above requirements for the major appear in  UA’s current online catalog. Students who enrolled at UA prior to 2012-13 may satisfy either the requirements above or the old requirements for the major: 30 PHL hours, including Introduction to Deductive Logic, Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and at least 12 hours at or above the 300-level.

Requirements for the Minor

The minor in philosophy requires 18 hours, including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 levels.