Philosophy

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

B.A. Degree; Minor

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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.

** Students must earn a C grade (2.0) 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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