2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Philosophy

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
(907) 474-7343
www.uaf.edu/philo/

B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 130 credits

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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.

Major—B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete 2 years of non-English language study at the college level.*
  4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:**
    1. 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
    2. 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 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—Modern Political Theory 3 credits

      PHIL 417—Social Theory and Public Policy 3 credits

      PHIL 421—Aesthetics 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

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 elective at the 400-level 3 credits
  2. Complete 2 of the following:

    PHIL 202—Introduction to Eastern Philosophy 3 credits

    PHIL 204—Introduction to Logic 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—Modern Political Theory 3 credits

    PHIL 421—Aesthetics 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

* 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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