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1/17/2012 Department

L a n g u a g e s, P h i l o s o p h y & C o m m u n i c a t i o n S t u d i e s

of

Philosophy
BS or BA
Minimum Departmental Requirements
Philosophy Major Philosophy Major: Concentration in Ethics Philosophy Minor Minimum Course Grade for Philosophy Major or Minor Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor A Minimum of 50 Percent of Major or Minor Credits Must Be Earned at USU. 33 33 18 C2.5 Career GPA 2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes 50 Percent

*PHIL3150KantandtheNineteenthCentury(CI)3 *PHIL3180ContemporaryEuropeanPhilosophy(CI)3
PHIL3500MedicalEthics3 PHIL3510EnvironmentalEthics(DHA)3 PHIL3520BusinessEthics(DHA)3 PHIL3600PhilosophyofReligion(DHA)3 PHIL3710PhilosophiesofEastAsia3 PHIL3720PhilosophicalTheology3 *PHIL4300Epistemology3 PHIL4310PhilosophyofScience(DHA)3 PHIL4400Metaphysics3 PHIL4410PhilosophyofMind3 *PHIL4500ContemporaryEthicalTheory3 PHIL4530EthicsandBiotechnology(DSC)3 PHIL4600PhilosophyofLaw3 PHIL4610SocialandPoliticalPhilosophy(DHA)3 *PHIL4900SpecialTopics3 *PHIL4910ReadingsandResearch14 PHIL4920SeniorHonorsSeminar1 *PHIL4930SeniorHonorsThesis14 PHIL4990PhilosophySeminar3

C.PhilosophySeniorProjectOptions(3credits)

I.ThesisOption: Aftercompletingatleast24creditstowardthePhilosophymajor, thestudentwillenrollinPHIL4910(3credits)withafaculty (BAorBS) memberandwriteanessay(around20pages);suitablefor (33credits)(2.5GPA) publicationinanundergraduatejournalonanagreedupontopic. II.SynthesisOption: A.RequiredCourses(15credits) Aftercompletingatleast24creditstowardthePhilosophymajor, thestudentwillenrollinPHIL4910(3credits)withafaculty PHIL1120SocialEthics(BHU)3 memberandundertakeaprojectwhichinsomewaydocumentsor ORPHIL2400Ethics(BHU)3 expressestherelevanceoftheirphilosophicalstudiestoan PHIL1250PracticalLogic(BHU)3 importantissueofcontemporarylife,ortotheirpersonal OR*PHIL2200DeductiveLogic(QI)3 development.Studentsmustworkoutinadvancethedetailsof PHIL3100AncientPhilosophy(CI)3 theproject,includinggradingcriteria,withafacultymember. OR*PHIL3110MedievalPhilosophy3 III.ExtraClassOption: PHIL3120EarlyModernPhilosophy(CI)3 Thestudentwillcompleteanadditional3000or4000levelclass OR*PHIL3150KantandtheNineteenthCentury(CI)3 (not4910). *PHIL4300Epistemology3 D.LanguageRequirement(BA)orScienceRequirement(BS) ORPHIL4400Metaphysics3

Philosophy Major

B.ElectiveCourses(15credits)
Choosefiveotherphilosophycoursesnotalreadytakenabove, fourofwhichmustbeattheupperdivisionlevel(3000orhigher). PHIL3100AncientPhilosophy(CI)3 *PHIL3110MedievalPhilosophy3 PHIL3120EarlyModernPhilosophy(CI)3

ToreceiveaBachelorofArts(BA)degree,studentsmustalso completetheforeignlanguagerequirement.ToreceiveaBachelor ofScience(BS)degree,studentsmusttake12creditsinmathor sciencebeyondtheUniversityStudiesRequirements,asapproved byanadvisor.

C.PhilosophySeniorProjectOptions(3credits)

Philosophy Major (BAorBS)


WithConcentrationinEthics
(33credits)(2.5GPA)
A.RequiredCourses(18credits)
PHIL1120SocialEthics(BHU)3 PHIL1250PracticalLogic(BHU)3 OR*PHIL2200DeductiveLogic(QI)3 PHIL2400Ethics(BHU)3 *PHIL3100AncientPhilosophy(CI)3 OR*PHIL3110MedievalPhilosophy3 PHIL3120EarlyModernPhilosophy(CI)3 OR*PHIL3150KantandtheNineteenthCentury(CI)3 *PHIL4300Epistemology3 ORPHIL4400Metaphysics3

I.ThesisOption: Aftercompletingatleast24creditstowardthePhilosophymajor, thestudentwillenrollinPHIL4910(3credits)withafaculty memberandwriteanessay(around20pages);suitablefor publicationinanundergraduatejournalonanagreedupontopic. II.SynthesisOption: Aftercompletingatleast24creditstowardthePhilosophymajor, thestudentwillenrollinPHIL4910(3credits)withafaculty memberandundertakeaprojectwhichinsomewaydocumentsor expressestherelevanceoftheirphilosophicalstudiestoan importantissueofcontemporarylife,ortotheirpersonal development.Studentsmustworkoutinadvancethedetailsof theproject,includinggradingcriteria,withafacultymember. III.ExtraClassOption: Thestudentwillcompleteanadditional3000or4000levelclass (not4910).

D.LanguageRequirement(BA)orScienceRequirement(BS)
ToreceiveaBachelorofArts(BA)degree,studentsmustalso completetheforeignlanguagerequirement.ToreceiveaBachelor ofScience(BS)degree,studentsmusttake12creditsinmathor sciencebeyondtheUniversityStudiesRequirements,asapproved byanadvisor.

Selectoneofthefollowingfourcourses(3credits)
PHIL3500MedicalEthics3 PHIL3510EnvironmentalEthics(DHA)3 PHIL3520BusinessEthics(DHA)3 PHIL4530EthicsandBiotechnology(DSC)3

Note

* Indicates this course has pre-requisites.

B.ElectiveCourses(9credits)
Choosethreeotherphilosophycoursesnotalreadytakenabove,twoof whichmustbeattheupperdivisionlevel(3000orhigher).

See 3rd page of this major requirement sheet . Or see Course Descriptions in USU on-line General Catalog. Web Address: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=3&navoid=241

BA
Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement
ABachelorofArts(BA)degreesignifiesproficiencyinoneormoreforeign languages.Specifically,theBArequirementmaybecompletedinoneof thefollowingways: Demonstrationofproficiencyinoneforeignlanguagebysuccessful completionofonecourseatthe2020levelorhigher(oritsequivalent). Or DemonstrationofproficiencyinAmericanSignLanguagebysuccessful completionofCOMD4920andCOMD4780,andbypassinganexit interview. Or Demonstrationofproficiencyintwoforeignlanguagesbysuccessful completionofthe1020courselevelinonelanguageandthe2010course levelinthesecondlanguage(oritsequivalent). Or Completionofanupperdivision(3000levelorhigher)foreignlanguage grammarorliteraturecourserequiringthe2020courselevel(orits equivalent)asaprerequisite.Conversationcoursescannotbeconsidered forsatisfyingthisrequirement. FornonnativeEnglishspeakingstudentsonly,thefollowingoptionsare available:SuccessfulcompletionoftheIntensiveEnglishLanguage Institute(IELI)programforinternationalstudents. Or TOEFL,Michigan,orIELIplacementscoreshighenoughtomeetthe Universityadmissioncriteria

PHIL3100AncientPhilosophy(CI)3 *PHIL3110MedievalPhilosophy3 PHIL3120EarlyModernPhilosophy(CI)3 *PHIL3150KantandtheNineteenthCentury(CI)3 *PHIL3180ContemporaryEuropeanPhilosophy(CI)3 PHIL3500MedicalEthics3 PHIL3510EnvironmentalEthics(DHA)3 PHIL3520BusinessEthics(DHA)3 PHIL3600PhilosophyofReligion(DHA)3 PHIL3710PhilosophiesofEastAsia3 PHIL3720PhilosophicalTheology3 *PHIL4300Epistemology3 PHIL4310PhilosophyofScience(DHA)3 PHIL4400Metaphysics3 PHIL4410PhilosophyofMind3 *PHIL4500ContemporaryEthicalTheory3 PHIL4530EthicsandBiotechnology(DSC)3 PHIL4600PhilosophyofLaw3 PHIL4610SocialandPoliticalPhilosophy(DHA)3 *PHIL4900SpecialTopics3 *PHIL4910ReadingsandResearch14 PHIL4920SeniorHonorsSeminar1 *PHIL4930SeniorHonorsThesis14 PHIL4990PhilosophySeminar3

Philosophy Minor
(18 credits) (2.5 GPA)
A.Mustcompletesixofthefollowingcourses(18credits):
Atleastfouroutofthesixcoursesofwhichmustbeattheupperdivision level.Upto3pass/failcreditsinphilosophycoursesmaybeapplied towardthephilosophyminor.

CollegeofHumanitiesand SocialSciences
DepartmentofLanguages,Philosophy andCommunicationStudies

UniversityRequirementInformationasa Philosophymajor:

PHIL1000IntroductiontoPhilosophy(BHU)3 PHIL1120SocialEthics(BHU)3 PHIL1250PracticalLogic(BHU)3 *PHIL2200DeductiveLogic(QI)3 PHIL2400Ethics(BHU)3 PHIL3100AncientPhilosophy(CI)3 *PHIL3110MedievalPhilosophy3 PHIL3120EarlyModernPhilosophy(CI)3 *PHIL3150KantandtheNineteenthCentury(CI)3 *PHIL3180ContemporaryEuropeanPhilosophy(CI)3 PHIL3500MedicalEthics3 PHIL3510EnvironmentalEthics(DHA)3 PHIL3520BusinessEthics(DHA)3 PHIL3600PhilosophyofReligion(DHA)3 PHIL3710PhilosophiesofEastAsia3 PHIL3720PhilosophicalTheology3 *PHIL4300Epistemology3 PHIL4310PhilosophyofScience(DHA)3 PHIL4400Metaphysics3 PHIL4410PhilosophyofMind3 *PHIL4500ContemporaryEthicalTheory3 PHIL4530EthicsandBiotechnology(DSC)3 PHIL4600PhilosophyofLaw3 PHIL4610SocialandPoliticalPhilosophy(DHA)3 *PHIL4900SpecialTopics3 *PHIL4910ReadingsandResearch14 PHIL4920SeniorHonorsSeminar1 *PHIL4930SeniorHonorsThesis14 PHIL4990PhilosophySeminar3
Indicates this course has pre-requisites. See Course Descriptions in USU on-line General Catalog. Web Address: http://catalog.usu.edu/content.php?catoid=3&navoid=241

StudentsmustcompletetheGeneralEducationRequirements: PHIL1120orPHIL2400willfulfilltheHumanitiesrequirement intheBreadthrequirements.Studentsmustalsocompletethe UniversityStudiesDepthRequirements: PHIL3100andPHIL3120willfulfilltheCommunications Intensive(CI)requirement PHIL2200,ifchosenforthemajor,willfulfilltheQuantitative Intensive(QI)requirement. Completeatleast2creditsinapproved3000levelorabovecourses fromeachofthefollowingtwocategories:LifeandPhysicalSciences (DSC)andSocialSciences(DSS).PHIL4530willnotsatisfythis requirement,butADVS3200will. Allphilosophymajorsmustcomplete33creditsofphilosophy.Upto 6pass/failcreditsinphilosophycoursesmaybeappliedtowardthe philosophymajor.

*NOTE: Effective Spring 2012, we will have pre-requisites for several upper-division courses. They are as follows:
3110 Medieval Philosophy: Intro (1000) or Ancient (3100) 3150 Kant and the 19th Century (new title!): Intro (1000) or Early Modern (3120) 3180 Contemporary European: 1000 or 3100 or 3110 or 3120 or 3150 or 3600 or 4400 or 4410 3720 Philosophical Theology (new title!): 1000 or 3100 or 3120 or 3600 4300 Epistemology: 1000 or 3100 or 3110 or 3120 or 3150 or 3600 or 4310 or 4400 or 4410 4500 Contemporary Ethical Theory: 1000 or 1120 or 2400 or 3500 or 3510 or 3520

PhilosophySectionCoordinator: CharlieHuenemann,ProfessorofPhilosophy,Main208 4357970254 Emailcontact:charlie.hunemann@usu.edu


UNIVERSITYGENERALREQUIREMENTSANDMAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS: Contact:SuzannWinn,AcademicAdvisor Languages,PhilosophyandCommunicationStudiesOffice 4357971211 OldMain204 Email:suzann.winn@usu.edu

MinimumUniversityRequirements
120 2.00GPA 100 40 30 Seecollege Completionofapprovedmajorprogramofstudy advisor Creditsinminor(ifrequired) 12 CreditsinAmericanInstitutions(ECN1500;HIST1700;HIST 3 2700orHIST2710;HONR1300;POLS1100;orUSU1300 GeneralEducationRequirementsandUniversityStudies DepthRequirements

TotalCredits GradePointAverage(mostmajorsrequirehigherGPA) CreditsofCorbetter Creditsofupperdivisioncourses(#3000orabove) USUCredits(10oflast40mustbeUSUcredits)