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2013-2014

Philosophy (3600)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Philosophy (360000BA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will know and understand the basic, major theories of ethical decision making.
Students will be able to recognize these ethical decision making theories in contemporary, every-day applications.
Students will be able to justify and/or criticize the application of these theories.
Students will know and understand characteristics of good and bad reasoning through the reconstruction of an argument and its logical form.
Students will be able to evaluate an argument's rational merit.
Students will know and understand the origins of historical philosophical thought through knowledge of major figures and themes in Ancient, Medieval and Modern philosophy.

Year 1

Fall
3600:101 Introduction to Philosophy3
3300:111 English Composition I3
Natural Science with Lab:Any4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Modern Language:35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
3600:120 Introduction to Ethics3
3300:112 English Composition II3
Oral Communication:Any3
Mathematics:Any3
Modern Language:35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
3600:170 Introduction to Logic3
3600:211 History of Ancient Philosophy3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Modern Language:35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
3600:312 History of Medieval Philosophy3
Elective:Any4
Social Science:Any Set3
Elective:3600: Philosophy3
Modern Language:35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3600:313 History of Modern Philosophy3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Humanities:Any Set3
Upper Level Elective:3600: Philosophy3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Upper Level Elective:3600: Philosophy3
Elective:3600: Philosophy3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
Elective:Any3
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
Elective:Any4
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3600:101 Introduction to Philosophy also fulfills one course in the General Education Humanities.
Minimum of 30 departmental credits required.
7700:101,102,201,202, & 222 may be substituted for Modern Languages (35xx) courses.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 04-11-2013