Students are encouraged to select their Diversity, Value Theory, or Metaphysics and Epistemology, Seminar, and Elective courses so as to form a Philosophical Pathway.   Pathways are groups of courses that allow the student to concentrate on different subject areas within engaged philosophy.

To help you visualize what your philosophy degree path might look like, we have created subject based Pathways that give sample groupings of courses that fulfill the major requirements.  

However, these are only suggestions and can be altered to fit your own personal goals with approval from your advisor.  

Courses numbered PHL 299, 399, and 499 (Special Topics) as well as PHL 407 (Seminar) and PHL 411 (Great Figures) vary in their content from term to term, and will sometimes satisfy the Diversity, Value Theory, or Metaphysics/Epistemology requirements. To determine whether a particular course of this type may be counted toward a particular degree requirement, ask your professor.

 

Science and Technology Pathway Health and Wellbeing

Science and Technology:

Health and Wellbeing:

 
  • PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
  • PHL 371. *Philosophies of China (4)
  • PHL 417. Feminist Philosophies (3)
  • PHL 439. Philosophy of Nature (3)
  • PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
  • PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
  • PHL 448. Native American Philosophies (3)
                [becomes 4 credits winter 2015]
  • PHL 451. Knowledge and Reality (3)
  • PHL 470. Philosophy of Science (3)
  • PHL 474. ^Philosophy of Biology (4)
  • PHL 208. Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (4)
  • PHL 213. *Introduction to Hindu Traditions (4)
  • PHL 360. *Philosophy and the Arts (4)
  • PHL 417. Feminist Philosophies (3)
  • PHL 430. History of Buddhist Philosophy (4)
  • PHL 432. *Yoga and Tantric Traditions (4)
  • PHL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)
  • PHL 455. Death and Dying (3)
  • PHL 474. ^Philosophy of Biology (4)
   
 Faith in Philosophical Perspective  The Examined Life

Faith in Philosophical Perspective:

The Examined Life:

  • PHL 207. *Political Philosophy (4)
  • PHL 208. Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (4)
  • PHL 210. *Religion in the United States (4)
  • PHL 213. *Introduction to Hindu Traditions (4)
  • PHL 214. *Introduction to Islamic Traditions (4)
  • PHL 316. Intellectual Issues of Mexico and Mexican Americans (4)
  • PHL 344. *Pacifism, Just War, and Terrorism (4)
  • PHL 371. *Philosophies of China (4)
  • PHL 430. History of Buddhist Philosophy (4)
  • PHL 436. Philosophy and Religion (3)
  • PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
  • PHL 448. Native American Philosophies (3)
                       [becomes 4 credits winter 2015]
  • PHL 207. *Political Philosophy (4)
  • PHL 208. Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (4)
  • PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
  • PHL 316. Intellectual Issues of Mexico and Mexican Americans (4)
  • PHL 325. *Scientific Reasoning (4)
  • PHL 342. Contemporary Ethics (4)
  • PHL 344. *Pacifism, Just War, and Terrorism (4)
  • PHL 360. *Philosophy and the Arts (4)
  • PHL 365. *Law in Philosophical Perspective (4)
  • PHL 371. *Philosophies of China (4)
  • PHL 390. Moral Theories (3)
  • PHL 417. Feminist Philosophies (3)
  • PHL 430. History of Buddhist Philosophy (4)
  • PHL 436. Philosophy and Religion (3)
  • PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
  • PHL 439. Philosophy of Nature (3)
  • PHL 448. Native American Philosophies (3)
                   [becomes 4 credits winter 2015]
  • PHL 451. Knowledge and Reality (3)
  • PHL 470. Philosophy of Science (3)
  • PHL 474. ^Philosophy of Biology (4)
   
 Social Justice and Civic Engagement  

Social Justice and Civic Engagement:

 
  • PHL 207. *Political Philosophy (4)
  • PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
  • PHL 315. *Gandhi and Nonviolence (4)
  • PHL 316. Intellectual Issues of Mexico and Mexican Americans (4)
  • PHL 342. Contemporary Ethics (4)
  • PHL 344. *Pacifism, Just War, and Terrorism (4)
  • PHL 365. *Law in Philosophical Perspective (4)
  • PHL 417. Feminist Philosophies (3)
  • PHL 431. Buddhism, Nonviolence and Social Justice (4)
  • PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (4)
  • PHL 448. Native American Philosophies (3)
                          [becomes 4 credits winter 2015]
  • PHL 461. Art and Morality (3)
 

 

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)