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The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy consists of 30 hours of specialized courses which you will take in addition to meeting the general education requirements. The coursework includes 18 hours of required core courses, a total of two certificates of emphasis, and an additional elective course.As a student of Philosophy on campus, you will study important historical figures and theories, test your critical thinking, evaluation, and reasoning skills, and take part in important and dynamic, face to face discussions with professors and peers.
6 Courses = 18 HoursPHIL 100 General LogicPHIL 200 Philosophy of KnowledgePHIL 220 Classical Greek PhilosophyPHIL 320 Foundations of Modern PhilosophyPHIL 340 EthicsPHIL 499 Senior Thesis
*Indicates course is available to take online through Virtual College classes.
1 Course = 3 HoursPHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy *PHIL 140 Philosophy and the Bible: Old TestamentPHIL 170 World ReligionsPHIL 201 Political Philosophy *PHIL 240 Philosophy and the Bible: New TestamentPHIL 350 Philosophy of MindPHIL 360 Philosophy of ReligionPHIL 370 Eastern PhilosophyIDS 400 Bioethics *IDS 401 Ethical Issues in the Professions and Business *PHIL 401 Philosophy of LawPHIL 458 Philosophy of ArtPHIL 476 Apprenticeship in PhilosophyPHIL 490 Topics in Philosophy (when topic is relevant and chair approves)PHIL 672 Readings in Philosophy (when topic is relevant and chair approves)PHIL 675 Seminar in Philosophy (when topic is relevant and chair approves)
Completing the core courses earns a Certificate in General Philosophy. In addition, each student is required to earn a Certificate of Emphasis in either Moral or Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Religion.To earn a Certificate of Emphasis in one of the following areas the student must complete a minimum of 3 of the courses listed in that area for a total of 9 credit hours. Learn more about the Certificate in General Philosophy.Learn more about the Certificate in Moral and Political Philosophy.Learn more about the Certificate in Philosophy of Religion. If you’re interested in studying Philosophy, take the next step and apply to FHSU. If you’re a current student and interested in adding Philosophy as a major or minor, please contact your advisor, contact The Department of Philosophy or email its Chair, Dr. Gene Rice, today.