Philosophy

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

B.A. Degree; Minor

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.

Major — B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete two semester-length courses of non-English language study at the college level.*
  4. Complete the following program (major) requirements:**
    1. Complete the following:
      PHIL F102—Introduction to Philosophy—3 credits
      PHIL F104—Logic and Reasoning—3 credits
      PHIL F202—Introduction to Eastern Philosophy—3 credits
      PHIL F351—History of Ancient Greek Philosophy—3 credits
      PHIL F352—History of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant—3 credits
      PHIL F471—Contemporary Philosophical Problems—3 credits
    2. Complete six of the following electives:
      PHIL F108—Science, Critical Thinking and Pseudoscience—3 credits
      PHIL F110—Introduction to Political Philosophy—3 credits
      PHIL F322X—Ethics***—3 credits
      PHIL F341O—Theories of Knowledge—3 credits
      PHIL F342—Theories of Reality—3 credits
      PHIL F353—Survey of Buddhist Thought—3 credits
      PHIL F361—Philosophy in Literature—3 credits
      PHIL F362—Feminist Philosophy—3 credits
      PHIL F381—Topics in Logics—3 credits
      PHIL F402—Biomedical Ethics—3 credits
      PHIL F411W,O—Classical Political Theory—3 credits
      PHIL F412W—Modern Political Theory—3 credits
      PHIL F421—Aesthetics—3 credits
      PHIL F472—Ethics in International Affairs—3 credits
      PHIL F481—Philosophy of Science—3 credits
      PHIL F482—Comparative Philosophy and Religions—3 credits
      PHIL F485—Topics in Comparative Philosophies—3 credits
      PHIL F487—Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology—3 credits
      PHIL F493—Special Topics—3 credits
      PHIL F499W—B.A. Thesis in Philosophy—3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required—130 credits

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    PHIL F102—Introduction to Philosophy—3 credits
    PHIL F351—History of Ancient Greek Philosophy—3 credits
    PHIL F352—History of Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant—3 credits
    PHIL elective at the F400-level—3 credits
  2. Complete two of the following:
    PHIL F104—Logic and Reasoning—3 credits
    PHIL F108—Science, Critical Thinking and Pseudoscience—3 credits
    PHIL F110—Introduction to Political Philosophy—3 credits
    PHIL F202—Introduction to Eastern Philosophy—3 credits
    PHIL F322X—Ethics***—3 credits
    PHIL F341O—Theories of Knowledge—3 credits
    PHIL F342—Theories of Reality—3 credits
    PHIL F353—Survey of Buddhist Thought—3 credits
    PHIL F361—Philosophy in Literature—3 credits
    PHIL F381—Topics in Logics—3 credits
    PHIL F402—Biomedical Ethics—3 credits
    PHIL/PS F411W,O—Classical Political Theory—3 credits
    PHIL/PS F412W—Modern Political Theory—3 credits
    PHIL F421—Aesthetics—3 credits
    PHIL F472—Ethics in International Affairs—3 credits
    PHIL F481—Philosophy of Science—3 credits
    PHIL F482—Comparative Philosophy and Religions—3 credits
    PHIL F485—Topics in Comparative Philosophies—3 credits
    PHIL F487—Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology—3 credits
  3. Minimum credits required—18 credits

* Non-English language may be used to meet general degree requirements.

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

*** PHIL F322X may not be counted toward a philosophy major or minor if used to fulfill core requirements.


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