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Multiple Options Program:  Philosophy

SAMPLE: ADDING A MULTIPLE  OPTIONS PROGRAM TO A CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM IN PHILOSOPHY (B.A. Level)

CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM:  B.A. PHILOSOPHY: 30 CREDITS

Core Required Courses (15 credits):
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Areas of Philosophy (select 9 credits): 
PHI 305  Existentialism
PHI 306
  Philosophy and Science
PHI 311
  Philosophy of Woman
PHI 312
  Eastern Philosophy
PHI 323
  Peace and War
PHI 324
  Africana Philosophy
PHI 330
  Philosophy and Law
PHI 345
  Philosophy and Mind
PHI 350
  Philosophy of Religion
PHI 375
  Ethics and Social Responsibility

Applied Ethics (select 6 credits)
PHI 210  Information Ethics
PHI 220
  Health Care Ethics
PHI 302
  Research Ethics
PHI 309
  Global Ethics
PHI 340
  Neuroethics
PHI 360
  Environmental Ethics
PHI 396
  Internship:  Applied Philosophy
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Seminar:  Philosophy 

 

NOW ADD A MULTIPLE OPTIONS PROGRAM TO THE CURRENT MAJOR PROGRAM BY OFFERING:

B.A. Philosophy:  Interdisciplinary Physical Sciences  Option

Core Required Courses (15 credits):
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Philosophy Elective Courses (relevant to Physical Sciences (select 6 credits)
PHI 220  Health Care Ethics
PHI 302  Research Ethics
PHI 306
  Philosophy and Science
PHI 310
  Information Ethics
PHI 340
  Neuroethics
PHI 345
  Philosophy and Mind
PHI 360
  Environmental Ethics
PHI 370
  Bioethics
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Seminar:  Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Philosophy and to Interdisciplinary Physical Sciences) (select 9 credits)
ANT 315  Archeological Excavation Methods
ANT 321
  Medical Anthropology
ANT 322
  Health and Disease in Past Societies
ANT 336
  Historical Archeology
ANT 340
  Ethnographic Methods and Research
ANT 342
  Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
ANT 355
  Archeology of Mesoamerica
ANT 365
  Ethnographic Field Methods
BIO 349  Genetics
BIO 358
  Evolution of Organisms
BIO 402
  Evolutionary Neurobiology
BIO 406
  Ecosystem Ecology
BIO 430
  Immunology
BIO 452
  Cancer Genetics
BIO 467
  Endocrinology
BIO 470
  Medical Microbiology
BIO 475
  Virology
CHE 112
  Chemistry and Science
CSC 325
  Introduction to Neural Networks and A.I.
CSC 425  Artificial Intelligence
ENG 347 Technical Writing

B.A. Philosophy:  Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Option

Core Required Courses (15 credits):
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Philosophy Elective Courses (relevant to Social Sciences) (select 6 credits)
PHI 220  Health Care Ethics
PHI 302  Research Ethics
PHI 306
  Philosophy and Science
PHI 310
  Information Ethics
PHI 309
  Global Ethics
PHI 311
  Philosophy and Women
PHI 312
  Eastern Philosophy
PHI 323
  Peace and War
PHI 324
  Africana Philosophy
PHI 330
  Philosophy and Law
PHI 355
  Philosophy of Religion
PHI 375
  Ethics and Social Responsibility
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Seminar:  Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Philosophy and to Social Sciences) (select 9 credits)
ANT 309  Peoples of Africa
ANT 312
  Social Organization
ANT 320
  Religion and Culture
ANT 330
  Women, Gender and Culture
ANT 331
  Women in Pre-History
ANT 360
  Mesoamerican Indians
ANT 370
  Celtic Europe
ANT 371
  Psychological Anthropology
ANT 372
  Peasant Societies
ANT 375
  Anthropology of Aging
ANT 385
  Peoples of East and South East Asia
ANT 386
  Economy, Wealth and Culture
PSC 301  American Political Institutions
PSC 304  Introduction to the Law
PSC 305  The Judicial Process
PSC 307  Constitutional Law
PSC 308  Civil Liberties
PSC 310  Political Behavior
PSC 311  Political Parties and Interest Groups
PSC 312  Modern Ideologies
PSC 319  Public Opinion
PSC 330  Politics of Europe
PSC 335  Politics of Latin America
PSC 340  Politics of Development
PSC 366  Politics of Africa

PSC 372  Modern Political Theory
PSC 373  Contemporary Political Theory
PSC 380  Politics of the Middle East
PSC 388  Politics of Asia
PSC 405  Politics of Money
PSC 410  International Political Theory
PSC 465  Democratization
PSC 470  Globalization
PSY
  321  Lifespan Development
PSY 391
  Evolutionary Psychology
REL 370
  Religion and Science
SOC 300
  Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 301
  World Patterns of Race Ethnicity
SOC 307
  Social Stratification
SOC 308
  Social Organization
SOC 315
  Marriage and the Family
SOC 330
  Classical Sociological Theory
SOC 334
  Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOC 345
  Native American Social Issues
SOC 360  Technology and Social Change

SOC 360  Women and Men in Society
SOC 425
  Political Sociology
SOC 430
  Sociology of Religion
SOC 435
  Sociology of Sexualities
SOC 480
  Global Aging Issues
SWK 304
  Human Behavior
SWK
450  Multicultural Issues
SWK
455  Multicultural Family Experiences
SWK 510
  Child Abuse
SWK 515
  Introduction to Child Maltreatment
SWK 525
  Substance Use and Abuse
SWK 575
  Mental Health and Ethnic Minorities

B.A. Philosophy:  Interdisciplinary Religious Studies Option

Core Required Courses (15 credits):
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Philosophy Elective Courses (relevant to Religious Studies)  (select 6 credits)
PHI 309  Global Ethics
PHI 312/REL 312
  Eastern Philosophy
PHI 323
  Peace and War
PHI 324
  Africana Philosophy
PHI 381
  Classical & Medieval Philosophy
PHI 355
  Philosophy and Religion
PHI 371/REL 371 Religion and Science
PHI 372/REL 372 Survival After Death
PHI 375
  Ethics and Social Responsibility
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Seminar:  Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Religious Studies)  (select 9 credits)
REL 200  World Religions and Cultures
REL 301
  Ancient Religions 
REL 302  Survey of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
REL 303
  Survey of New Testament
REL 304
  Jesus
REL 305
  Islam
REL 306
  Introduction to Judaism
REL 307
  Survey of Christianity
REL 317
  Catholicism
REL 320
  Religion in America
REL 325
  Celtic Spirituality (B or C)
REL 330
  Contemporary Religious Thought
REL 335
  Spiritual Images in Pop Culture
REL 350
  World Religions and Ethics
REL 352
  Women and Religion
WGS 361
  Feminine Face of God
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible (A or B)
WGS 360
  Gendered Spirituality
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible (A or B)
ANT 320
  Religion and Culture
ARTH 304
  Survey of Asian Art
ENG 215
  Greek and Roman Mythology
ENG 315
  The Bible as Literature
ENG 324
  Holocaust Literature
GEO 330
  Geography of Religion
HIS 300
  Ancient Near East and Greece to the Macedonian Conquest
HIS 301
  The Hellenistic World and Rome to the Death of Constantine
HIS 303
  Europe in the Middle Ages
HIS 305
  Reformation Europe
HIS 330
  Jewish History
HIS 362
  Women and Christianity (B or C)
HIS 384
  History of American Religion
HIS 414
  The Holocaust
HIS 494
  Byzantine History
JPN 325
  Japanese Myth and Folklore
SOC 430 Sociology of Religion

B.A. Philosophy:  Interdisciplinary Ethics and Health Care Option

Core Required Courses (15 credits):
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Philosophy Elective Courses (relevant to Ethics and Health Care) (select 6 credits)
PHI 210  Information Ethics
PHI 220
  Healthcare Ethics
PHI 302
  Research Ethics
PHI 306
  Philosophy and Science
PHI 309
  Global Ethics
PHI 311
  Philosophy of Woman
PHI 312
  Eastern Philosophy
PHI 323
  Peace & War
PHI 330
  Philosophy and Law
PHI 340
  Neuroethics
PHI 345
  Philosophy of Mind
PHI 360
  Environmental Philosophy
PHI 375
  Ethics and Social Responsibility
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Seminar:  Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Philosophy and Ethics & Health Care)  (select 9 credits)
NRS 370  Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues
NRS 420
  Concepts and Principles of Leadership Management
LDR 381  Organizational Ethics and Decision-Making
LDR 300
  Foundations of Leadership
ENG 374
  Technical Writing
CMST 303
  Organizational Communication
CMST 403
  Health Communication
CMST 345
  Family Communication
PSY
  344  Industrial/Organization Psychology
PSY 333 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 465
  Health Psychology
PAD 412
  Administrative Law
PAD 403
  Public Policy
HSR 300
  Ethics and Issues in Mental Health Profession
REL 370
  Religion and Science
SOC 371
  Environment, Society, and Public Health
SOC 450
  Medical Sociology
SOC 480
  Global Aging Issues and Policies
ANT 321
  Medical Anthropology
ANT 375
  Anthropology of Aging
HSC 413
  Aging in Today’s Society

B.A. Philosophy:  Interdisciplinary Arts Option

Core Required Courses (15 credits)
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Philosophy Elective Courses (relevant to the Arts) (select 6 credits)
PHI 302  Philosophy, Culture and Creativity
PHI 305
  Existentialism
PHI 322
  Phenomenology
PHI 307
  Aesthetics
PHI 312
  Philosophy and the Arts
PHI 410
  Philosophy and Drama
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Seminar:  Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Philosophy and the Arts)  (select 9 credits) 
ENG 355  Contemporary Literature
ENG 362
  Studies in Dramatic Literature
ENG 365
  American Folklore
ENG 366
  Studies in literary Genres
ENG 368
  The Graphic Novel
ENG 380
  Studies in Literature and Other Arts
ENG 384
  Modern Poetry
ENG
  386  Children’s Literature
ENG 401
  Chaucer
ENG 402
  Middle English Literature
ENG 404
  Arthurian Legend
ENG 411
  Elizabethan Literature
ENG 412
  Seventeenth Century Literature
ENG 414
  English Renaissance Drama
ENG 418
  Gender and Early Modern Literature
ENG 420
  Pre 1800 Exploration/Travel Literature
ENG 421
  Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
ENG 422
  Studies in Eighteen Century Literature
ENG 425
  Eighteen Century British Novel
ENG 442
  Studies in British Literature
ENG 451
  British Romanticism
MUS 106
  Music and World Cultures
MUS 107
  Survey of Afro-American Music
MUS 108
  History of Rock and Roll
MUS 109
  History of American Popular Music
MUS 110
  Appreciation of Jazz
TAR 346
  Theater History
TAR 347
  Dramatic Literature
TAR 348
  Theater History and Society
TAR 355
  Musical Theater Literature

B.A. Philosophy:  Interdisciplinary Legal Professions Option

Core Required Courses (15 credits)
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Philosophy Elective Courses (relevant to Legal Professions) (select 6 credits) 
PHI 210  Information Ethics
PHI 220
  Health Care Ethics
PHI 302
  Research Ethics
PHI 309
  Global Ethics
PHI 323
  Peace and War
PHI 330
  Philosophy and Law
PHI 340
  Neuroethics
PHI 360
  Environmental Ethics
PHI 370
  Bioethics
PHI 375
  Ethics and Social Responsibility
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Seminar:  Philosophy 

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Philosophy and Legal Professions) (select 9 credits)
ENG 345  Legal Writing
GEO 304
  Introduction to the Law
JUS 302
 Criminal Law
PSC 304
  Introduction to the Law
PSC 305 The Judicial Process
PSC 307
  Constitutional Law
PSC 308
  Civil Liberties
PSC 375
  Perspectives on Law
PSC 480
  International Law
SOC 305
  Criminology
SOC 488
  Sociology of Law

* In this Multiple Options Program, six (6) degree options have been created based on the wants and needs of students, the interests and expertise of faculty, and the versatility of the discipline curriculum.  More Options could be created.  Philosophy is a very flexible discipline that is relevant to many disciplines. 

 

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