Bachelor of Arts Philosophy

The Philosophy Track is designed for students planning to go on to graduate school in Philosophy or other humanities areas such as Religious Studies, Theology, or Classics. It would also be a suitable second major for those planning graduate studies in History, English, French or German literature. In general, it is ideal for students who are seeking jobs in fields where writing, critical thinking, and general liberal arts skills are in demand, or for life-long learners interested in philosophy.

The Religious Studies Track is designed for students who want to learn about and reflect on religious traditions in a philosophical manner. Students completing this track will be prepared for graduate study in philosophy or religion.

The Law Track is designed for students planning on attending law school or related professional schools.

The Applied Ethics Track is designed for four types of students: (1) those who intend to pursue a graduate degree in philosophy with programs that specialize in applied ethics; (2) those interested in a strong liberal arts degree (3) those who are seeking careers in the nonprofit sector, public administration, helping professions, or government service; and (4) those interested in the study of practical ethics.

In addition to all General University Requirements, General Education Requirements, and College of Arts and Sciences Requirements, a student must fulfill the following:


PHILOSOPHY CORE COURSES

PHIL A101 Introduction to Logic
PHIL A201 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL A211 History of Philosophy I
PHIL A212 History of Philosophy II
PHIL A301 Ethics

Choose one of the following tracks:
(Note: Courses selected may not be used in more than one track.)


PHILOSOPHY TRACK
(21 credits)

APPLIED ETHICS (select one):
PHIL A302 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL/
ENVI A303
Environmental Ethics
PHIL A304 Business Ethics
PHIL A305 Professional Ethics

PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS (select one from each Group):
Group A:
PHIL A309 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL A317 Metaphysics
Group B:
PHIL A318 Epistemology
PHIL A421 Philosophy of the Sciences

TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (select one):
PHIL A313 Eastern Philosophy and Religion
PHIL A314 Western Religion
PHIL A321 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL A350 Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL A401 Aesthetics
PHIL A406 Philosophy of Law
PHIL A415 Feminist Philosophy

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES
PHIL A423 Advanced Ethical Theory
PHIL A490 Topics in Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL A492 Seminar on an Enduring Philosopher


RELIGIOUS STUDIES TRACK
(21 credits)

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES
PHIL A313 Eastern Philosophy and Religion
PHIL A314 Western Religions
PHIL A321 Philosophy of Religion

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
PHIL A317 Metaphysics
PHIL A318 Epistemology

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
AKNS A201 Alaska Native Perspectives
ANTH A200 Natives of Alaska

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
ANTH A335 Native North Americans
ANTH A400 Anthropology of Religion
SOC A347 Sociology of Religion

COMPLETE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
PHIL A423 Advanced Ethical Theory
PHIL A490 Topics in Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL A492 Seminar on an Enduring Philosopher


LAW TRACK
(21 credits)

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
PHIL A305 Professional Ethics

PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE LAW
PHIL A350 Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL A406 Philosophy of Law
PHIL A423 Advanced Ethical Theory
PS A332    History of Political Philosophy I: Classical
PS A333    History of Political Philosophy II: Modern
PS/
JUST A343
Constitutional Law

 

APPLIED ETHICS TRACK
(18 credits)

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
PHIL A305
Professional Ethics

APPLIED ETHICS CORE (select two):
PHIL A302 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL/
ENVI A303
Environmental Ethics
PHIL A304 Business Ethics
PHIL A350 Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL A406 Philosophy of Law
PHIL A415 Feminist Philosophy

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES
PHIL A423
Advanced Ethical Theory
PHIL A490 Topics in Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL A495 Service Learning in Applied Ethics

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree of which 42 credits must be upper division.