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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Philosophy (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
Department of Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences

Neff Hall 130 ~ 260-481-6366

The major in philosophy is a traditional humanities and liberal-arts program covering the principal branches and divisions of philosophy with an emphasis on the history of philosophy. The philosophy major is good preparation for graduate study in philosophy. Some students who major in philosophy do so with the intention of becoming teachers of philosophy. The philosophy major also serves as a preprofessional program for the ministry, law, or health sciences. It is often possible for a student to be a double major in philosophy and something else.

To earn the Bachelor of Arts with a major in philosophy, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7) and the School of Arts and Sciences (see Part 3), and complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area III–The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area IV—Humanistic Thought


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • Additional credits in Area IV Credits: 3

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (not in PHIL) Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

School of Arts and Sciences Requirements


Foreign Language


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part B Credits: 14

Distribution (not in PHIL)


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

Cultural Studies


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D

Additional credits in PHIL courses, including one at the 500 level Credits: 9


General Elective Courses


Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

Total Credits: 124


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