Philosophy

Catalog Year 2017-2018

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 150) 3 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
Bible Survey (BIBL 100) 3 credits
MATH GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 15 credits

Spring Semester

Ethics (PHIL 180) 3 credits
Spirituality and the Intellectual Life (PHIL 277) 3 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
Introduction to Communication 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 31 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval (PHIL 311) 3 credits
History of Theology and Christianity (RELI 300) 3 credits
Social Science GE Requirement 3 credits
HUMA 205 or Literature GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 46 credits

Spring Semester

Thinking Well: Logic and Life (PHIL 250) 3 credits
Philosophy Colloquium (PHIL 214) 1 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirements 3 credits
History or Politics GE Requirement 3 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 62 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 415 Contemporary Philosophers or PHIL 435 Contemporary Problems 3 credits
Specialization Track Course 3 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 77 credits

Spring Semester

Specialization Track Course 3 credits
Specialization Track Course 3 credits
Philosophy Colloquium (PHIL 314) 1 credits
History of Philosophy: Modern and Postmodern (PHIL 312) 3 credits
Intercultural GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 93 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Specialization Track Course 3 credits
Engaging Christ in Transition (LIBA 400) 2 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 2 credits
Suggested Elective: Developing Professional Identity (GEED 218) 1 credits
Semester Total 17 credits
Cumulative Total 110 credits

Spring Semester

Philosophy Capstone (PHIL 490) 3 credits
Philosophy Colloquium (PHIL 414) 1 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

In addition to PHIL 490, at least one PHIL course must be 400 level.

Please note, some PHIL classes are offered on alternating years. Please contact your Faculty Advisor to better understand when specific classes may be offered during a given academic year.