The Philosophy Major

Thanks in large measure to Andy Piker's efforts over the span of approximately three years, we are very pleased to announce that the A&M system board has granted the philosophy program at A&M-Corpus Christi authority to begin offering the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Fall 2011.

Students majoring in philosophy must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of philosophy course work (in addition to the 3 hours of philosophy required as part of the University core curriculum), at least 24 of which must be at the upper-division level. The course work must be selected from the groups of courses listed below.

6 hours from Basic Philosophy Courses 

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 

PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

6 hours from History of Philosophy

PHIL 3306 History of Eastern Philosophy I

PHIL 3307 History of Eastern Philosophy II

PHIL 4321 Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 4322 Modern Philosophy

PHIL 4323 Contemporary Philosophy

6 hours from Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHIL 3327 American Philosophy

PHIL 4303 Minds and Machines

PHIL 4304 Metaphysics

PHIL 4305 Epistemology

PHIL 4330 Philosophy and History of Science and Technology

PHIL 4331 Issues in Philosophy of Religion

3 hours from Values and Society

PHIL 3342 Philosophy of Love and Sex

PHIL 3343 Philosophy of Law

PHIL 3344 Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 3345 The Meaning of Life

PHIL 3348 Ethics, War, and Terrorism

PHIL 4332 Moral Issues in Contemporary Medicine

PHIL 4333 Environmental Ethics

PHIL 4335 Moral Philosophy

9 hours from Prescribed Electives; students may select a) courses from the list below, or b) any other upper-level philosophy courses except PHIL 3340 that they are not using to satisfy the requirements of the groups listed above.

PHIL 3346 Elementary Formal Logic

PHIL 3347 Philosophy and Science Fiction

PHIL 4336 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy

PHIL 4337 Philosophy of Language

PHIL 4390 Topics in Philosophy

PHIL 4396 Directed Individual Study


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