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Philosophy Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.: Philosophy
  • Minor: Philosophy

Course Listings

Click here to read complete descriptions of the Philosophy courses offered at Wittenberg.

Degree Overview:

Major: Total of 33 credits, including a course in logic; five elective courses (not more than one of which is a 100-level course, and three of which are 300- or 400-level courses); the two-term sequence in the history of philosophy: PHIL 310 and PHIL 311; and PHIL 400, the senior capstone, taken in conjunction with any 300-level elective. Exceptional students are encouraged to do an honors thesis in philosophy, PHIL 499.

Minor: Total of 20 credits including an ethics courses, 210, 211 and two electives with at least one at the 300-level.

Degree Requirements:

Major in Philosophy

To complete a philosophy major, a student must complete 33 credits in the following:

24 credits from Critical Thinking/Critical Theory

  • 4 credits in Logic and Critical Reasoning (PHIL 110R)
  • No more than 8 credits at the 100-level may be counted toward the 33 credits (including 110R).
  • At least 12 credits at the 300-level, in addition to the Historical/Professional Philosophy sequence (PHIL 310, 311 and 400)

9 credits in the Historical/Professional sequence

  • 8 credits in the two-term sequence in history of Western philosophy:
    • PHIL 310: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (offered fall semesters)
    • PHIL 311: Modern Philosophy (offered spring semesters)
  • 1 credit: Senior Seminar (400) (offered in conjunction with any 300-level elective)
Semester
Recommended Schedule for
Majors (8 Credits)
Recommended Schedule for Majors (6 Credits)
Recommended Schedule for Majors (5 Credits)
Freshman Year Fall 100-Level Elective    
Freshman Year Spring Logic and Critical Reasoning    
Sophomore Year Fall 200-Level Elective Logic and Critical Reasoning  
Sophomore Year Spring 300-Level Elective 100- or 200-Level Elective -Logical and Critical Reasoning
-100- or 200-Level Elective
Junior Year Fall -Ancient & Medieval Philosophy -200-Level Elective
-Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
-200-Level Elective
-Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
Junior Year Spring -Modern Philosophy -300-Level Elective
-Modern Philosophy
-300-Level Elective
-Modern Philosophy
Senior Year Fall

-300-Level Elective

-300-Level Elective -300-Level Elective
 
Senior Year Spring -300-Level Elective + Senior Capstone -300-Level Elective + Senior Capstone -300-Level Elective + Senior Capstone

 

Minor in Philosophy

To complete a philosophy minor, a student must complete 20 credits as follows:

  • PHIL 310: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 311: Modern Philosophy
  • 12 credits elective, outside the history of Western philosophy sequence, with no more than 4 credits at the 100-level

 

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