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Philosophy (PHIL) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1988
End Date: Summer Session 1998

Philosophy (PHIL) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR JOHN STUHR, Head

This major is intended for students with various career goals and is designed to give them the opportunity to integrate philosophy with other interests. It provides training not only for those preparing for graduate study, but also for those who do not want to pursue philosophy at the graduate level. Every major is expected to take a sequence of courses in the history of philosophy. However, the department also offers three options: General Philosophy option, Professional Studies option, and Value Studies option. Each student, in consultation with the philosophy major's adviser, is expected to take 9 credits in required courses and 21 additional credits in one of the options mentioned above.

For the B.A. degree in Philosophy, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OPTION: This option is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in philosophy or to provide the foundation for a liberal education for those who do not intend to pursue a career in philosophy.

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES OPTION: This option is designed to give the student the opportunity to combine a concentration in philosophy with other professional interests. It may be used to prepare for professional training in law, medicine, business administration, etc., beyond the B.A. degree and outside philosophy, while ensuring a firm foundation in humanistic studies.

VALUE STUDIES OPTION: This option is designed to combine a concentration in basic philosophical studies with studies in philosophy or related disciplines that concentrate on value and value questions.

PHILOSOPHY MINOR: Student must take PHIL 010 GH(3), 012 GQ(3), or 212 GQ(3); 3 credits in philosophy chosen in consultation with advisers from courses in ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of religion; and 12 additional credits in philosophy, for a total of 18 credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 400 level.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 24 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 30 credits[1]

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 9 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
PHIL 012 GQ(3) or 212 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, or philosophy of religion, in consultation with adviser (Sem: 1-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21 credits

GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OPTION: 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
PHIL 200 GH(3), 201 GH(3), 202 GH(3), 208GH(3) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits in philosophy at the 400 level, in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES OPTION: 21 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 9 credits from PHIL 200 GH(3), 201 GH(3), 202 GH(3), or 208 GH(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from PHIL 408(3), 424(3), 432(3), 433(3), or 435(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits at the 400 level in a professional area outside philosophy in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

VALUE STUDIES OPTION: 21 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from PHIL 200 GH(3), 201 GH(3), 202 GH(3), or 208 GH(3) (Sem: 3-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits at the 400 level in value studies (in philosophy and other areas), in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1988

Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-047

Review Date: 9/29/98

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