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Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from a UND) including:
I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).
II. Philosophy Concentration requirements.
36 major hours, including:
|PHIL 110||Forward or Delete? An Introduction to Logic||3|
|PHIL 120||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL 300||History of Philosophy I (Ancient/Modern)||3|
|PHIL 301||History of Philosophy II (Medieval/19th Century)||3|
|PHIL 480||Public Philosophy (Capstone)||3|
|Advanced Philosophical Study (an additional 15 credits in Philosophy numbered 300 or higher)||15|
|Religious Studies Electives (6 credits in Religious Studies numbered 200 or higher)||6|
Courses in Philosophy
Since a major in philosophy involves a rigorous study of basic questions about human life and action, knowledge, truth, and values, it is recognized as providing a sound base for those who plan to continue their education in one of the professional specialties such as law, medicine, or the ministry. More recently, liberal arts degrees in fields which “make you think” have become increasingly valued in business and government. Majoring in philosophy also prepares a student for graduate work in any of the humanities (most notably philosophy); in most cases the graduate will pursue a doctoral degree to teach at the college level.
Students majoring in other fields who find themselves seriously interested in the theoretical aspects of their disciplines — e.g. ethical implications of practice, the functions of knowledge in the field, the legitimacy of methods — may want to consider a special concentration, minor, or second major in philosophy to explore that interest.