Undergraduate - General Philosophy 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 graduation.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.

Required Courses--15 credits
Phil 211--Introduction to Ancient Philosophy--3 credits Only offered in fall semesters
Phil 213--Introduction to Modern Philosophy--3 credits Only offered in spring semesters
Phil 114--Introduction to Symbolic Lobic OR Phil 326--Intermediate Symbolic Logic--3 credits

Phil 314--Survey of Continental European Philosophy--3 credits Only offered in spring semesters

Phil 315--Survey of Anglo-American Philosophy--3 credits Only offered in fall semesters

Group A--History of Philosophy -- 6 credits

Select wo courses (3 credits each) with at least one course at the 400-level. If you have taken one of the following courses and it isn't showing in your DARS report, please contact the Philosophy Department Office. A DARS change can be initiated to correct the error.

Phil 212--Introduction to Medieval Philosophy
Phil 313--19th Century Philosophy
Phil 316--American Pragmatism
Phil 317--History of Ethical Theory (only offered in Fall semesters)
Phil 318--History of Political Philosophy (new for Spring 2012) only offered in Spring semesters
Phil 407R--British Empiricists
Phil 408R--Continental Rationalists
Phil 409--Recent French Philosophy

(Enrollment allowed in up to 12 credits when subject matter differs.)
Phil 410--Plato
Phil 411--Aristotle
Phil 415--Kant
Phil 416--Hegel
Phil 417--Nietzsche
Phil 418--Heidegger
Phil 419--Wittgenstein
Group B--Metaphysics and Epistemology--6 credits

Select wo courses (3 credits each) with at least one course at the 400-level. If you have taken one of the following courses and it isn't showing in your DARS report, please contact the Philosophy Department Office. A DARS change can be initiated to correct the error.

Phil 131--Introduction to Metaphysics
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
Group C--Ethics and Value Theory--6 credits

Select wo courses (3 credits each) with at least one course at the 400-level. If you have taken one of the following courses and it isn't showing in your DARS report, please contact the Philosophy Department Office. A DARS change can be initiated to correct the error.

Phil 135--Introduction to Ethics (offered summer)
Phil 202--Introduction to the Philosophy of the Arts (Core Fine Arts course)
Phil 203--Introduction to Existentialism
Phil 207--Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Phil 244--Bioethics
Phil 245--Contemporary Moral Issues (Core Diversity course) (offered summer 2012)
Phil 323--Problems in the Philosophy of Religion
Phil 325--Problems in the Philosophy of History
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)
Additional credits in philosophy at the 300-400 level.-- 3 credits

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