Requirements: Philosophy Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 42 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

Core Courses I - History & Method

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES

PL1100CCI

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY I: FROM ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL None
PL1200REG HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY II: FROM RENAISSANCE TO MODERN None
PL1300REG HOW TO THINK: FORMAL LOGIC AND CAUSAL REASONING None
PL4094CCR THESIS WORKSHOP- 2 Credits None
PL4095CCC Senior Thesis College Level=Senior

 

Core Courses II - The Open Questions, The Key Texts

Select three courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PL1021CCI ETHICAL INQUIRY: PROBLEMS AND PARADIGMS None
PL2003CCI POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY None
PL2036REG METAPHYSICS, SCIENCE & RATIONALISM None
PL2037REG EMPIRICISM, SKEPTICISM & MATERIALISM None
PL2070REG PHILOSOPHY OF MIND None
PL3074REG PHILOSOPHY OF AESTHETICS None

 

Electives - Exploring Your Questions

Select three courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
PL2041CCI ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS None
PL2060CCR THE COMMONS AND THE MARKET (EC2010 OR EC2010GE110 OR EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) OR (PO1011CCR OR PO1011GE110) OR (PL2003 OR PL2003GE115)
PL2071REG CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY None
PL2072REG FREUD & NIETZSCHE None
CL2085CCR THEORY AND WRITING None
PL2095REG PHILOSOPHY & FILM None
MA2400REG DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3 Credits From Range [MA1010 To MA2041] OR CS1040GE110 OR CS1040
PL3004REG CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PL3007REG CONCEPTS IN RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM THEORIES None
PL3010REG PHENOMENOLOGY & EXISTENTIALISM None
BA3012CCIR BUSINESS ETHICS AND CSR BA1020 AND (BA2020CCI OR BA2020GE110) AND College Level=Junior
PL3019REG GLOBAL JUSTICE None
PL3030REG PHILOSOPHY & THE THEATER None
PL3040REG PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY College Level=Sophomore
PL3076REG KANT, HEGEL, AND BEYOND College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PL3079REG MODERN CRITICAL THEORY None
PL3114CCI IMPERIAL ROME, PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, SOCIETY None
PL3116CCI KEY TEXTS: SOCRATES, SOPHISTS, AND THE STAGE None
PL3117CCI EMPIRE AND INDIVIDUAL: FROM ALEXANDER TO CAESAR None
CL4091REG Topics, where appropriate None

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students earning a 3.7 GPA and completing a seniors honors thesis will be eligible for honors.