2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Students completing this major will need to complete a minor in another field.  Students majoring in the Philosophy Option may complete a minor in Religious Studies; however, courses may not double count for the major and the minor.

Major Requirements (30 units)

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

A.  Required Courses (15 units):

PHI 300Methods and Problems in Philosophy

3

PHI 301Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle

3

PHI 303Descartes To Kant

3

PHI 304Hegel To Nietzsche

3

PHI 490Seminar

3

B.  Majors are required to choose five (5) courses in the area of Philosophy or Religious Studies (15 units)

1. Philosophy Option:

PHI 305Contemporary Philosophy

3

PHI 316Ethics

3

PHI 321Aesthetics

3

PHI 331Social & Political Philosophy

3

PHI 365Knowledge & Reality

3

PHI 370 Philosophies of Africa and the African Diaspora

3

PHI 379Contemporary Moral Issues

3

2. Religious Studies Option:

PHI 306Medieval Philosophy: Christian, Islamic and Jewish

3

PHI 371African World Religions

3

PHI 378Philosophy of Religion

3

PHI 379Contemporary Moral Issues

3

PHI 383Comparative Religions

3

PHI 384Asian Philosophy

3

PHI 386Analytical Methods of Biblical Study

3

PHI 389Zen: Philosophy & Meditation

3