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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

Philosophy Major

Recommended for students who seek either a traditional liberal arts education or a broad, liberal background as preparation for professional study in various disciplines which fundamentally are various philosophies in action. Even so-called common sense is shot through with the fading hues of past philosophies. Philosophy deals with important and fascinating 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, human beings and society. The word "philosophy" comes from the ancient Greek meaning love of wisdom.

  • Required Units (crs.): 36 minimum

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

    • Philosophy: Philosophy 301, 305, and either 309 or 319 or 422

    • Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the 36 unit (cr.) requirement.

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