UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

PHILOSOPHY




Milton Goldinger, Chairperson
Department Office: Polk 43
Department Telephone: 920-414-1366

I. FACULTY

Burr, Cordero, Goldinger, Kyburg, Missner, Slupik

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Philosophy can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR

The Department offers a single major, the Philosophy Major.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers 2 minor(s): 1) Philosophy - Liberal Arts 2) Philosophy - Education.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Philosophy major or minor. Refer to the following Sections for complete major/minor course requirements.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Philosophy

  • 76-101 Elementary Logic 3 cr. or 76-202 Symbolic Logic 3 cr.
  • 76-105 Ethics 3 cr.
  • 76-109 Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr.
Course Substitutions:

76-106 can be substituted for 76-105

76-110 can be substituted for 76-109

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

Recommended for students who seek either a traditional liberal arts education or a broad, liberal background as preparation for professional study in various disciplines. Philosophy deals with important and perplexing problems unanswered by the natural or social sciences. The subject has a great appeal for those interested in answers to fundamental questions about the nature of reality, man and society. The word philosophy comes from the ancient Greek meaning love of wisdom.

1. PHILOSOPHY MAJOR

Required Credits: 34 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, three of the following are required:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the 34 credit requirement.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. PHILOSOPHY (LIBERAL ARTS) MINOR

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the 24 credit requirement.

2. PHILOSOPHY (EDUCATION) MINOR

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the 24 credit requirement.

Department approval may be obtained for appropriate course substitutions.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999