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 (this course is a great choice for students who wish to learn the basic skills of critical thinking, skills that will apply in philosophy courses and other courses throughout the curriculum; this course is non-mathematical in nature)
  • 106 Introduction to Logic (this course is an excellent choice for students who wish to pursue the major and who desire to take the upper-division course in logic later in their education; this course includes mathematical logic, symbolization, and proofs, truth tables, etc.)
  • 290 Greek Philosophy
  • 300 Rationalism and Empiricism
  • 303 Introduction to Philosophy of Science
  • 312 Business and Professional Ethics
  • 314 Medical Ethics
  • 315 Argument and Writing
  • 325 Phil of Sex and Love
  • 345 or 410: One offered every semester
  • 368 Symbolic Logic
  • 377 Philosophical Approaches to Race, Class and Gender
  • 420, 425, 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
  • 383 Postmodernism

Other courses:

  • 291 Medieval Philosophy: Once/3-4 years
  • 311 Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art and Beauty--Every 1-2 years
  • 313 Environmental Ethics--Every 1-2 years
  • 323 Existentialism--Once/year
  • 350 Asian Philosohy--Once/year
  • 355 Phil of Law--Every third Semester
  • 375 Phil of Language-Once/2-3 years
  • 380 Analytic Philosophy --Once/2-3 years
  • 382 Marx and Marxism--Once/3-4 years

B.A. Requirements in Philosophy

1. PH315 Argument and Writing--Every semester

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

3. PH 323, 383: Once/year

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

4b. PH 420, 425, 430, 440--One offered every semester

5. Seminar--One offered every semester

6. Electives: Multiple courses offered/semester