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Philosophy
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Philosophy Major  |  Philosophy Minor
History of Philosophy Minor

Philosophy Major
(a minimum of 35 semester course credits)

Required:

PHIL 010 Ancient Philosophy (3)

PHIL 011 Early Modern Philosophy (4)

PHIL 051 Formal Logic (4)

PHIL 062 Ethics (3)

Senior requirement:
PHIL 191 Senior Seminar (4)

And select 15 additional semester course credits (typcially five courses) in Philosophy, 12 of which must be upper division.

Note: Students planning graduate study in philosophy are strongly advised to select a second language for study in consultation with Philosophy Department staff.

Philosophy Minor
(a minimum of 19 semester course credits)

Required:

PHIL 010 Ancient Philosophy (3)

PHIL 011 Early Modern Philosophy (4)

PHIL 062 Ethics (3)

And select 9 additional semester course credits in Philosophy (typically three classes), at least 6 of which must be upper division, in consultation with the Philosophy Department faculty. Note that students may substitute PHIL 051 Formal Logic for one required upper-division course.

History of Philosophy Minor
(a minimum of 19 semester course credits)

Required:

PHIL 010 Ancient Philosophy (3)

PHIL 011 Early Modern Philosophy (4)

PHIL 043/143 Existentialism (3)

PHIL 184 19th Century European Philosophy: Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche (3)

PHIL 185 Wittgenstein and Heidegger (3)

And select 3 additional semester course credits in Philosophy (typically one class) drawn from the topics classes offered by the Philosophy Department, including: PHIL 028/PHIL 128: Political Philosophy, PHIL 051: Logic, PHIL 060: Philosophy of Religion, PHIL 062: Ethics, PHIL 090/190: Metaphysics, PHIL 131: Aesthetics, PHIL 144: Language, Meaning and Understanding, and PHIL 145: Philosophy of Mind.

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P: 510.430.2338
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E: philosophy@mills.edu

Last Updated: 3/1/16