May 11, 2021  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy, B.A.


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Objectives

The objectives of the Philosophy Major are: (1) to aid students in developing skills in reflective thinking and critical judgment; (2) to foster in students an understanding and appreciation of the various interpretations of reality throughout the ages; (3) to foster in students a knowledge and appreciation of the value judgments in various aspects of human life; and (4) to foster in students a knowledge and appreciation of the gray issues and problems in contemporary philosophy and society and to guide in the finding of effective solutions.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in philosophy. Within this major, students may pursue three areas of focus: philosophy, religious studies, or pre-law.

College-wide Requirements:

In addition to meeting the requirements in General Education and in the major, students must complete six (6) credits of a foreign language composed of two sequential courses in the same foreign language, and six (6) credits in the Liberal Arts Core required of all majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Options for satisfying this requirement are outlined under the section on the College of Liberal Arts. Also, in order to qualify for graduation, students must have taken two-thirds of their junior- and senior-level requirements in the major at Morgan (unless granted prior written permission by the Dean to take courses elsewhere); and must have earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or better and a major average of 2.0 or better, with no outstanding grades below “C” in the major (which includes all courses required for the major and required supporting courses).

Requirements for a B.A. Degree in Philosophy

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy.  These credit hours are distributed as follows:

General Education and University Requirements    43

Liberal Arts Core Requirements    6

Required Core Courses for the Philosophy Major    18

Required Philosophy Track Requirements    53

Total Credits    120

General Education and University Requirements 43 credits


Liberal Arts Core 6 credits


  • XXXX - Liberal Arts Core 3 credits
  • XXXX - Liberal Arts Core 3 credits

Required Core Courses for the Philosophy Major 30 credits


Required Courses for the Philosophy General Track 41 credits


Electives 29 credits


The Department encourages the Philosophy major to use Free Electives to develop a minor.

  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 2 credits

Required Courses for the Philosophy Religious Studies Track 41 credits


Electives 29 credits


The Department encourages the Philosophy major to use Free Electives to develop a minor.

  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 2 credits

Required Courses for the Philosophy Pre-Law Track 53 credits


Electives 29 credits


The Department encourages the Philosophy major to use Free Electives to develop a minor.

  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX - Free Elective 2 credits

Total Credits 120


1  Department Honors Students satisfy the senior seminar requirement by completing PHIL 488  and PHIL 489  

2  Foreign Language must be 2 sequential courses in the same foreign language

3  Philosophy Electives must be 1 course at the 200 level and 3 courses at the 300 - 400 level in PHIL or RELG

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

Required Tracks and Suggested Curriculum Sequence:


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