2001-2002 UAF Catalog


Degrees and Programs


Philosophy

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Philosophy and Humanities

(907) 474-7343

Degree: B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits

The courses in philosophy are designed to confront the student with the fundamental problems of both Western and non-Western philosophical heritages and introduce the student to independent reflection on them, thus broadening his/her perspectives for the various areas of specialization in science, the social sciences and humanities.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Philosophy -- B.A. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete 2 years in a non-English language at the college level.*
4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:**
a. Complete the following:

PHIL 102 -- Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 202 -- Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 204 -- Introduction to Logic (3 credits)
PHIL 351 -- History of Ancient Greek Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 352 -- History of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant (3 credits)
PHIL 471 -- Contemporary Philosophical Problems (3 credits)
PHIL 488 -- B.A. Thesis Research (3 credits)
PHIL 499W -- B.A. Thesis in Philosophy (3 credits)
b. Complete 4 of the following electives:
PHIL 108 -- Science, Critical Thinking and Pseudoscience (3 credits)
PHIL 110 -- Introduction to Political Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 275 -- Yup'ik Practices in Spirituality and Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 321 -- Aesthetics (3 credits)
PHIL 322X -- Ethics*** (3 credits)
PHIL 341O -- Epistemology (3 credits)
PHIL 342 -- Metaphysics (3 credits)
PHIL 361 -- Philosophy in Literature (3 credits)
PHIL 362 -- Feminist Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 375 -- Native American Religion and Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 380 -- Conceptual Foundations of Science (3 credits)
PHIL 381 -- Topics in Logics (3 credits)
PHIL 382 -- Science and Technological Limits (3 credits)
PHIL 402 -- Biomedical Ethics (3 credits)
PHIL 411W,O -- Classical Political Theory (3 credits)
PHIL 412W,O -- Modern Political Theory (3 credits)
PHIL 417 -- Social Theory and Public Policy (3 credits)
PHIL 436 -- Ethical Theory (3 credits)
PHIL 476 -- Ethics and Public Policy I (3 credits)
PHIL 477 -- Ethics and Public Policy II (3 credits)
PHIL 481 -- Philosophy of Science (3 credits)
PHIL 482 -- Comparative Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 483 -- Philosophy of Social Science (3 credits)
PHIL 485 -- Topics in Comparative Philosophies (3 credits)
PHIL 493 -- Special Topics (3 credits)
5. Complete successfully an oral defense of the senior thesis as administered by the department faculty.
6. Minimum credits required (130 credits)

Minor

1. Complete the following:
PHIL 102 -- Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 351 -- History of Ancient Greek Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 352 -- History of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant (3 credits)
PHIL 471 -- Contemporary Philosophical Problems (3 credits)
2. Complete 2 of the following:
PHIL 202 -- Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 204 -- Introduction to Logic (3 credits)
PHIL 321 -- Aesthetics (3 credits)
PHIL 322X -- Ethics*** (3 credits)
PHIL 341O -- Epistemology (3 credits)
PHIL 342 -- Metaphysics (3 credits)
PHIL/PS 411W,O -- Classical Political Theory (3 credits)
PHIL/PS 412W,O -- Modern Political Theory (3 credits)
PHIL 481 -- Philosophy of Science (3 credits)
PHIL 482 -- Comparative Philosophy (3 credits)
PHIL 483 -- Philosophy of Social Science (3 credits)
PHIL 485 -- Topics in Comparative Philosophies (3 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (18 credits)
* Two years at the college level in a non-English language may be used to meet general degree requirements.

** Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

*** PHIL 322X may not be counted toward a philosophy major or minor if used to fulfill core requirements.


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