Philosophy

Tracks

 

There are six tracks in the Philosophy major: Pre-Law, Science Studies, Psychology and Neuroscience, Ethics and Society, Health Sciences, and History. Tracks are ways that the Philosophy major may be completed, but they are not mandatory.  All students on a track must complete the other ordinary course requirements of the major.

Pre-Law
1) PHIL 4487, Topics in Philosophy of Law
2) Two Courses from the following:                 
PHIL 2251, Sexual Ethics
PHIL 2252, Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Justice
PHIL 2254, Business Ethics
PHIL 2255, Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2256, Bioethics
PHIL 2258, Medicine, Values, and Society*
PHIL 2283, Markets and Morals
PHIL 4430, Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 4435, Classical Ethical Theory
PHIL 4437, Metaethics
PHIL 4438, Recent Ethical Theory
PHIL 4439, Topics in Ethical Theory
 
Science Studies
1) PHIL 3380, Philosophy of Science
2) Two of the following, at most one at the 2000 level:
PHIL 2258, Medicine, Values, and Society*
PHIL 2281, Darwinism and the Philosophy of Biology
PHIL 2282, Philosophy of Science in Historical Perspective
PHIL 4465, Theory of Decisions and Games
PHIL 4479, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL 4480, Topics in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4482, Philosophy of Social Science
PHIL 4483, Topics in History and Philosophy of Science
 
Psychology and Neuroscience
1) PHIL 3378, Philosophy of Mind
2) Any two of the following:
PHIL 2280, Minds, Brains, and Machines
PHIL 3380, Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4465, Theory of Decisions and Games
PHIL 4478, Topics in the Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 4479, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
Ethics and Society
1) Any two of the following:
PHIL 4430, Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 4435, Classical Ethical Theory
PHIL 4437, Metaethics
PHIL 4438, Recent Ethical Theory
PHIL 4439, Topics in Ethical Theory
2) Any one of the following:
PHIL 2251, Sexual Ethics
PHIL 2254, Business Ethics
PHIL 2255, Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2256, Bioethics
 
Health Sciences
1) PHIL 2256, Bioethics
2) Any two of the following:
PHIL 2251, Sexual Ethics
PHIL 2257, Happiness and the Meaning of Life
PHIL 2258, Medicine, Values, and Society*
PHIL 2280, Philosophy of Science
PHIL 4478, Topics in the Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 4479, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
History
1) Any one of the following:
PHIL 3301, Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 3302, Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 4401, Plato
PHIL 4402, Aristotle
PHIL 4410, Significant Figures in Philosophy (depending upon the historical figure)
2) Any one of the following:
PHIL 3303, Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3304, Kant and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
PHIL 4405, The Rationalists
PHIL 4406, The British Empiricists
PHIL 4407, Kant
PHIL 4408, Hegel
PHIL 4410, Significant Figures in Philosophy (depending upon the historical figure)
3) Either a course from the following or an additional course from one of the above categories:
PHIL 2281, Darwinism and the Philosophy of Biology
PHIL 2282, Philosophy of Science in Historical Perspective
PHIL 3305, Twentieth-Century Philosophy
PHIL 3307, American Philosophy
PHIL 4403, Topics in the History of Philosophy
PHIL 4421, The Analytic Tradition
PHIL 4435, Classical Ethical Theories
PHIL 4483, Topics in History and Philosophy of Science


* For Honors College students.