Philosophy, BA

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Philosophy, B.A. – DRAFT PROPOSAL, 3 April 2015
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DESCRIPTION:
Encompassing ancient traditions of inquiry concerning the nature of reality and the good life as well as
contemporary investigation of issues in a wide variety of disciplines, philosophy addresses fundamental
questions of human experience. Students who choose philosophy think carefully and critically, interpret
challenging texts, and understand better “how things in the broadest sense of the term hang together in the
broadest sense of the term” (in the words of one noted philosopher). This major offers excellent
preparation for any line of work in which the virtues of clear thought and expression are prized. (link to
overview, careers, and student learning outcomes)
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Department of Philosophy office: EJCH 108A
Telephone: (775) 784-6846
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.unr.edu/philosophy/
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
A. Total Units
B. Cumulative GPA
C. University GPA
D. Major GPA
E. Residency Requirement
F. Upper-Division Requirement
G. Minimum Units from 4-Year Institutions
120 units
2.0
2.0
2.0
30 upper-division units at UNR,
12 units of Major Requirements
42 upper-division units
60 units
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying
Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.
I. University General Education Requirements (21-36 units)
A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-8 units): – CO1, CO3
1. ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units) OR
ENG 100J – Composition Studio (5 units)
2. ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units)
NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102 are not required to complete ENG 101 or ENG 100J.
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B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3-5 units) – CO2
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6-8 units) – CO4
Refer to Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) – CO6
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
E. Silver Core Fine Arts (0-3 units) – CO7
The following units are recommended, and may be counted in major requirements:
 PHIL 202 – Introduction to the Philosophy of the Arts (3 units)
Alternatively, refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog for other appropriate courses.
F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) – CO5
Select two:
 CH 201 – Ancient & Medieval World (3 units)
 CH 202 – The Modern World (3 units)
 CH 203 – The American Experience & Constitution (3 units)
G. Silver Core Constitution (0-3 units) – CO8
The following units are recommended, and may be counted in major requirements:
 PHIL 207 – Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3 units) OR
 PHIL 453 – Topics in the Philosophy of Law (3 units)
Alternatively, refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog for other appropriate courses.
II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (0-18 units)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these requirements
may be satisfied by courses in the major requirements. If courses shown below are not used to satisfy the
additional Silver Core requirements, students must take appropriate courses in other departments. (Refer
to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog for appropriate courses.)
A. Science, Technology & Society Course – CO9
 PHIL 244 – Bioethics (3 units) OR
 PHIL 480 – Science, Technology, and Society (3 units)
B. Diversity & Equity Course – CO10
 PHIL 210 – World Religions (3 units) OR
 PHIL 245 – Contemporary Moral Issues (3 units)
C. Global Contexts Course – CO11
 PHIL 210 – World Religions (3 units) OR
 PHIL 454 – Global Ethics and Justice (3 units)
D. Ethics Course – CO12
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PHIL 135 – Ethics (3 units) OR
PHIL 244 – Bioethics (3 units) OR
PHIL 245 – Contemporary Moral Issues (3 units) OR
PHIL 450 – Ethical Theory (3 units) OR
PHIL 452 – Aesthetics (3 units) OR
PHIL 454 – Global Ethics and Justice (3 units) OR
PHIL 457 – Political Philosophy (3 units)
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course – CO13
 PHIL 476 – The Self: Philosophic and Psychoanalytic Explorations (3 units) OR
 PHIL 480 – Science, Technology, and Society (3 units)
F. Application Course – CO14
 PHIL 457 – Political Philosophy (3 units)
III. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)
A. College Breadth Requirement (6 credits): Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the
college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside
the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core
Curriculum requirements.
B. Foreign Language (0-14 units): Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may
be accomplished through one of five options: (1) complete a fourth-semester college course in a
foreign language; (2) complete and transfer to UNR a fourth-semester course in American Sign
Language; (3) demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through
the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; (4) show transcript evidence of successful
completion of a fourth-year high school course in foreign language; or (5) participate in a studies
abroad program preapproved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.
IV. Major Requirements (36 units)
1. Required Courses (12 units):
I. Logic
 PHIL 114 – Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 units) OR
 PHIL 326 – Symbolic Logic (3 units)
II. Historical Surveys
 PHIL 211 – Ancient Philosophy (3 units) AND
 PHIL 213 – Modern Philosophy (3 units)
III. 20th-Century Surveys
 PHIL 314 – 20th Century Continental European Philosophy (3 units) OR
 PHIL 315 – 20th Century Anglo-American Philosophy (3 units)
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2. Group Distribution Requirements (15 units):
Group A—History of Philosophy
Select one course:
 PHIL 403 – Early Modern Philosophy (3 units)
 PHIL 404 – 19th Century Philosophy (3 units)
 PHIL 406 – American Philosophy (3 units)
 PHIL 409 – Recent French Phil (3 units)
 PHIL 410 – Plato (3 units)
 PHIL 411 – Aristotle (3 units)
 PHIL 415 – Kant (3 units)
Group B—Metaphysics and Epistemology
Select two courses (at least one course must be 400-level):
 PHIL 131 – Introduction to Metaphysics (3 units)
 PHIL 224 – Introduction to Philosophy of Science (3 units)
 PHIL 425 – Philosophy of Language (3 units)
 PHIL 434 – Philosophy of Cognitive Science (3 units)
 PHIL 435 – Philosophy of Mind (3 units)
 PHIL 438 – Problems in the History and Philosophy of Science (3 units)
 PHIL 440 – Theory of Knowledge (3 units)
 PHIL 441 – Metaphysics (3 units)
Group C—Ethics and Value Theory
Select two courses (at least one course must be 400-level):
 PHIL 135 – Introduction to Ethics (3 units)
 PHIL 202 – Introduction to the Philosophy of the Arts (3 units)
 PHIL 203 – Introduction to Existentialism (3 units)
 PHIL 207 – Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3 units)
 PHIL 244 – Bioethics (3 units)
 PHIL 245 – Contemporary Moral Issues (3 units)
 PHIL 317 – History of Ethical Theory (3 units)
 PHIL 318 – History of Political Philosophy (3 units)
 PHIL 323 – Problems in Philosophy of Religion (3 units)
 PHIL 325 – Problems in Philosophy of History (3 units)
 PHIL 450 – Ethical Theory (3 units)
 PHIL 451 – Happiness (3 units)
 PHIL 452 – Aesthetics (3 units)
 PHIL 453 – Topics in Philosophy of Law (3 units)
 PHIL 454 – Global Ethics and Justice (3 units)
 PHIL 457 – Political Philosophy (3 units)
3. Additional 300- or 400-Level Philosophy Courses (9 units)
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V. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)
The Department of Philosophy accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.
VI. Electives (0-39 units)
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