Missouri State University

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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Philosophy

Major(s)

Philosophy (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  2. Major Requirements*

    1. Logic and Analytical Reasoning: PHI 305(3)

    2. Ethics and Social Thought. Select three hours from Moral Theory: PHI 340(3), 341(3), 345(3) and three hours from Applied Ethics: PHI 302(3), 342(3), 513(3)

    3. History of Philosophy: PHI 306(3) and 310(3)

    4. Theory of Knowledge and Metaphysics. Select three hours from: PHI 325(3), 335(3)

    5. Philosophical Perspectives and Area Studies. Select three hours from: PHI 300(3), 312(3), 314(3), 315(3), 319(3), 320(3); PHI 330(3) or PLS 330(3)

    6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience requirement: PHI 350(3)
    7. Complete an additional 9 hours of Philosophy courses. Major requires a minimum of 33 hours including at least 24 hours of upper division credit in the discipline.

      *PHI 197, PHI 397, and PHI 496 may satisfy a distribution requirement for the major or minor when their topics are deemed suitable by the department.

  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. A BA major in Philosophy may be combined with the Ethics and Social Policy minor only where students satisfy the stated course requirements for both major and minor and complete additional upper division hours for the major, as needed, wherever courses satisfy the major requirements are used to satisfy the minor. Accordingly, a student combining a BA major in Philosophy with the Ethics and Social Policy minor must complete at least 51 hours of Philosophy courses.

  5. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog

  6. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Philosophy (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog

  2. Major Requirements*

    1. Logic and Analytical Reasoning: PHI 305(3)

    2. Ethics and Social Thought. Select three hours from Moral Theory: PHI 340(3), 341(3), 345(3) and three hours from Applied Ethics: PHI 302(3), 342(3), 513(3)

    3. History of Philosophy: PHI 306(3) and 310(3)

    4. Theory of Knowledge and Metaphysics. Select three hours from: PHI 325(3), 335(3)

    5. Philosophical Perspectives and Area Studies. Select three hours from: PHI 300(3), 312(3), 314(3), 315(3), 319(3), 320(3); PHI 330(3) or PLS 330(3)

    6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience requirement: PHI 350(3)
    7. Complete an additional 9 hours of Philosophy courses. Major requires a minimum of 33 hours including at least 24 hours of upper division credit in the discipline.

      *PHI 197, PHI 397, and PHI 496 may satisfy a distribution requirement for the major or minor when their topics are deemed suitable by the department.
  3. Minor Required (or second major)

  4. A BS major in Philosophy may be combined with the Ethics and Social Policy minor only where students satisfy the stated course requirements for both major and minor and complete additional upper division hours for the major, as needed, wherever courses satisfy the major requirements are used to satisfy the minor. Accordingly, a student combining a BS major in Philosophy with the Ethics and Social Policy minor must complete at least 51 hours of Philosophy courses.

  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
Bachelor of Social Work
  1. Select either PHI 105 or PHI 305.

  2. Select one course from each of the following two disciplinary areas listed under the requirements for the Philosophy major: Ethics and Social Thought and History of Philosophy. PHI 197, PHI 397, and PHI 496 may satisfy a distribution requirement for the major or minor when their topics are deemed suitable by the department.

  3. Complete an additional nine hours of Philosophy courses. Minor requires a minimum of 18 hours including at least 12 hours of upper division credit.