2005-2006 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 104--Logic and Reasoning 3 credits
      PHIL 202--Introduction to Eastern 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
      PHIL 488--B.A. Thesis Research 3 credits
      PHIL 499W--B.A. Thesis in Philosophy 3 credits
    2. 4 of the following electives:
      PHIL 108--Science, Critical Thinking and Pseudoscience 3 credits
      PHIL 110--Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 credits
      PHIL 322X--Ethics*** 3 credits
      PHIL 341O--Theories of Knowledge 3 credits
      PHIL 342--Theories of Reality 3 credits
      PHIL 361--Philosophy in Literature 3 credits
      PHIL 362--Feminist 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 472--Ethics in International Affairs 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 and Religions 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 104--Logic and Reasoning 3 credits
    PHIL 202--Introduction to Eastern Philosophy 3 credits
    PHIL 322X--Ethics*** 3 credits
    PHIL 341O--Theories of Knowledge 3 credits
    PHIL 342--Theories of Reality 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 472--Ethics in International Affairs 3 credits
    PHIL 481--Philosophy of Science 3 credits
    PHIL 482--Comparative Philosophy and Religions 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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