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The purpose of the major in Philosophy is three-fold:it encourages clear, logical, and independent thinking;it affords the chance to explore problems and ideas about self, society, knowledge, and value that have intrinsic interest and are germane to other disciplines; when taken in conjunction with appropriate courses in other disciplines, it prepares students for professional fields, such as law, medicine, business, journalism, and government.

Courses in Philosophy

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy. (1 course, Arts and Humanities)
Selected problems of philosophy and some alternative solutions. Readings from contemporary and historical philosophers. Seniors admitted only by permission of instructor.

PHIL 212 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient. (1 course, Arts and Humanities)
Major philosophers and philosophical schools of western philosophy. The course covers the Pre-Socratics through Stoicism and Skepticism. Offered only fall semester.