Courses and Requirements

PUC Courses & Requirements

Philosophy Courses

Several courses are offered every semester, including:

PHIL 106  (Human Experience in Art, Mustic, Literature and Philosophy)

PHIL 110  (Introduction to Philosophy)

PHIL 111  (Ethics)

PHIL 120  (Critical Thinking)

PHIL 150  (Logic)

PHIL 293  (Special topics course – open to all students)

PHIL 324  (Ethics for the Professions)

PHIL 490  (Special Topics seminar – open to philosophy majors and others with permission of instructor)

Other courses

PHIL 101  (History of Philosophy)

PHIL 206  (Philosophy of Religion) – offered every fall semester

PHIL 219  (Existentialism)

PHIL 221  (Philosophy of Science)

PHIL 301  (Ancient Philosophy) – offered every third semester

PHIL 303  (Modern Philosophy) – offered every third semester

PHIL 306  (20th-Century Philosophy)

Philosophy Major:

The major requires 30 credit hours (10 courses), including the following:

Introductory Philosophy (3 credit hours) – PHIL 101 or 110.

Logic (3 credit hours) – PHIL 120 or 150.

Ethics (6 credit hours) – Two courses must be taken from among the following: PHIL 111, PHIL 324, appropriate PHIL 293 course, appropriate PHIL 490 course.

Metaphysics and Epistemology (6 credit hours) – Two courses must be taken from among the following: PHIL 206, PHIL 219, PHIL 221, appropriate PHIL 293 course, appropriate PHIL 490 course.

History of Philosophy – Two courses must be taken from among the following:  PHIL 301, PHIL 303, appropriate PHIL 293 course, appropriate PHIL 490 course.

An additional requirement is that majors must take two 490 seminars as part of their 30 credit hours, though each 490 seminar can count towards one of above area requirements, as determined by the professor.