Undergraduate - Ethics, Law, and Politics Major or Minor

Major Degree Requirements


Field of Concentration Requirements pdf If you find that a course is not on your report in MyNevada, please contact the Philosophy Department to see if the course can be added to your program with a change form.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

 

University Core Curriculum Requirements - 36-41 credits

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of the catalog for information regarding the "Core English and Math Completion Policy".

English--3-6 credits
Mathematics--3-6 credits
Natural Sciences--6-8 credits
Social Sciences--3 credits
Fine Arts--3 credits

Current Philosophy Fine Arts Course: Phil 202.

Core Humanities--9 credits

CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)

CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)

 

CH 203--The American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)

Capstone Courses--6 credits

Current Philosophy Capstone Courses: Phil 470, Phil 475, Phil 476, Phil 477, Phil 480

Diversity Course--3 credits

Current Philosophy Diversity Courses: Phil 210, Phil 245


Additional College Requirements--6-20 credits

Credits may vary depending on initial course placement in foreigh language. (See catalog for details on these requirements. )

Foreign Language--0-14 credits

College Breadth Requirement--6 credits

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

See current catalog for information on requirements for graduateion.Also check the Admissions site for guidelines for applying to graduate.


Major Requirements--36 credits

Courses are linked to the Class Schedule for Fall 2012.

General Philosophy Requirements -- 18 credits

Logic -- 3 credits

Take one of the following:

Phil 114--Introduction to Symbolic Logic
Phil 326--Intermediate Symbolic Logic

Group A: History of Philosophy -- 12 credits

Take all of the following:

Phil 211--Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (only offered in Fall semesters)
Phil 213--Introduction to Modern Philosophy (only offered in Spring semesters)
Phil 314R--Survey of 20th Century Continental European Philosophy (only offered in Spring semesers)
Phil 315--Survey of 20th Century Anglo-American Philosophy (only offered in Fall semesters)

Group B: Metaphysics, Epistemology, History and Philosophy of Science -- 3 credits

In consultation with your advisor, take one of the following:

Phil 224--Introduction to Philosophy of Science
Phil 425--Philosophy of Language
Phil 434--Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Phil 435--Philosophy of Mind
Phil 438--Problems in History and Philosophy of Science
Phil 440--Theory of Knowledge
Phil 441--Metaphysics

Ethics, Law, and Politics Requirements -- 18 credits

Group C: Ethics, Law, and Politics

Take both of the following courses -- 6 credits

Phil 317--History of Ethical Theory only offered in Fall semesters
Phil 318--History of Political Philosophy (new course Spring 2012) only offered in Spring semesters
In consultation with your advisor, take two of the following courses -- 6 credits
Phil 450--Ethical Theory
Phil 453--Philosophy of Law This course replaces Phil 320.
Phil 454--Global Ethics and Justice
Phil 457--Political Philosophy
With approval of your advisor, other 400-level history of philosophy course focusing on ethics, law or politics.
With approval of your advisor, other 400-level metaphysics, epistemology, or history and philosophy of science course focusing on ethics, law, or politics.
In consultation with your advisor, take two of the following courses -- 6 credits

(Courses taken to meet Group C requirements listed above are excluded)

Phil 135--Introduction to Ethics (offered summer)
Phil 203--Introduction to Existentialism
Phil 207--Introduction to Social & Political Philosophy
Phil 244--Bioethics
Phil 245--Contemporary Moral Issues (offered summer)
Phil 280--Philosophy of the Body
Phil 323--Philosophy of Religion
Phil 327--History of Political Thought I
Phil 328--History of Political Thought II
Phil 450--Ethical Theory
Phil 451--Happiness
Phil 452--Aesthetics
Phil 453--Topics in Philosophy of Law This course replaces Phil 320.
Phil 454--Global Ethics and Justice
Phil 457--Political Philosophy
Phil 494.1001--Selected Topics: Material Feminisms (Spring 2014) (combined with WMST 490R.1002)
Phil 494.1002--Selected Topics: Being Jewish (Spring 2014) (combined with RST 495.1001)
With approval of your advisor, other 400-level history of philosophy course focusing on ethics, law or politics.
With approval of your advisor, other 400-level metaphysics, epistemology, or history and philosophy of science course focusing on ethics, law, or politics.
With approval of your advisor, other selected topuics or independent study course focusing on ethics, law, or politics

Minor Requirements -- 18-21 credits

The Department of Philosophy accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

Electives -- 0-24 credits
Total Credits--120

Forty-two or more credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above