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
Writing & Criticism
EN1010
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)
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100
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
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY I: FROM ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL
None
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY II: FROM RENAISSANCE TO MODERN
None
KNOWING WHY: FORMAL LOGIC AND CAUSAL REASONING
None
THESIS WORKSHOP – 2 credits
None
SENIOR PROJECT
College Level=Senior

 

Core Courses II - The Open Questions, The Key Texts

Select three courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
ETHICAL INQUIRY: PROBLEMS AND PARADIGMS
None
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
None
METAPHYSICS, SCIENCE & RATIONALISM
None
EMPIRICISM, SKEPTICISM & MATERIALISM
None
PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
None
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
PHILOSOPHY OF AESTHETICS
EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore

 

Electives - Exploring Your Questions

Select three courses from the following list.
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME 
PREREQUISITES
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
None
THE COMMONS AND THE MARKET
(EC2010 OR EC2010GE110 OR EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) OR (PO1011CCR OR PO1011GE110) OR (PL2003 OR PL2003GE115)
CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
None
FREUD & NIETZSCHE
None
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
3 Credits From List [MA1010,MA1010GE120,MA1020,MA1020CCM,MA1020GE120,MA1025CCM,MA1025GE120,MA1030,MA1030CCM,MA1030GE120,MA1040,MA1091,MA1091GE120,MA1910CCM,MA2007,MA2020,MA2030,MA2041] OR CS1040 OR CS1040GE110 OR CS1040CCD
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012CCR OR PL2003CCI OR PL2003GE115 OR PO2003CCI OR PO2003GE115
CONCEPTS IN RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM THEORIES
None
BUSINESS ETHICS AND CSR
BA1020 AND (BA2020CCI OR BA2020GE110) AND College Level=Junior
GLOBAL JUSTICE
EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY
College Level=Sophomore
KANT, HEGEL, AND BEYOND
College Level=Sophomore AND EN1010
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY
None
IMPERIAL ROME: PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, SOCIETY
None
KEY TEXTS: SOCRATES, SOPHISTS, AND THE STAGE
None
EMPIRE AND INDIVIDUAL: FROM ALEXANDER TO CAESAR
None
PL3910CCD TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY None
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECT ON POLIT'L ECON
(EC2010 OR EC2010GE110) OR (EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) AND (PO1011CCR OR PO1011GE110) AND (PO2003 OR PO2003GE115 OR PL2003 OR PL2003GE115)

 

 

 

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.