Course Rotation Guidelines

Although many factors play a role in which courses are offered each semester, the Philosophy Department attempts to use the following guidelines when selecting courses. Students may find these guidelines useful for planning their course through the major. For the most up-to-date information, contact your advisor.

Offered every semester:

  • 100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 105 Critical Thinking
  • 106 Introduction to
  • 290 Greek Philosophy
  • 291, 323, 380, 381, 382, 383: One or two offered every semester
  • 300 Rationalism and Empiricism
  • 312 Business and Professional Ethics
  • 314 Medical Ethics
  • 315 Argument and Writing
  • 345 or 410: One offered every semester
  • 401 Methods of Inquiry
  • 420, 430 or 440: One offered every semester
  • One seminar (PH447-490) every semester
  • Approximately 3 courses for majors in the evening (5:30 or later)

Offered once per year

  • 301 Kant and the 19th Century
  • 343 Philosophy of  Feminism

Other courses:

  • 270 Ethics--yearly
  • 303 Intro to Phil of Science--once/3 years
  • 311 Philosophy of Art--Every 1-2 years
  • 313 Environmental Ethics--Every 1-2 years
  • 323 Existentialism--Once/year
  • 325 Phil of Sex and Love--Once/Year plus Intersession and Summer
  • 348 Philosophy of Religion Once/3 years
  • 350 Asian Philosohy--Once/year
  • 355 Ph of Law--Every third Semester
  • 368 Symbolic Logic--Once/year
  • 375 Phil of Language-Once/2-3 years
  • 380 Analytic Tradition (to 1950)--Once/2-3 years
  • 381 Analytic Tradition (since 1950)--Once/2-3 years
  • 382 Marx and Marxism--Every 1-2 years
  • 383 Postmodernism--Once/2 years

B.A. Requirements in Philosophy

1. PH315 Argument and Writing--Every fall semester

2. PH290 Greek Philosophy--Every semester
PH300 Rationalism and Empiricism--Every semester
PH301 Kant and the 19th Century--Every spring semester

3. PH291, 323, 380, 381, 382, 383: One or two offered every semester
PH323 Existentialism--Once/year

4a. PH 345 or  PH410--One offered every semester

4b. PH 420, 430, 440--One offered every semester

5. Seminar--One offered every semester

6. Electives: Multiple courses offered/semester