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Philosophy

Phil Alperson, Chair
215-204-5620
729 Anderson
philip.alperson@temple.edu

Paul Crowe, Undergraduate Advisor
747 Anderson Hall
215-204–8591
pcrowe@temple.edu

 

Philosophy Major
Philosophy Major with a Pre-Law Emphasis
Philosophy Minor

The Philosophy Department offers a 36-credit B.A. degree program.  The program is designed to provide a solid foundation for various professions in business, government, and professional schools (such as law), as well as an excellent background for the further study of philosophy. The department makes special provisions for students who have chosen the major as preparation for entry into law school. These students should follow a path slightly different from that of traditional majors, as indicated below. The Philosophy Department always has many majors who are transfer students.  Students should be sure to see a departmental advisor to make the necessary adjustments for their progress through the major.


Requirements for the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Philosophy 1066 Introduction to Logic 3 QB
Philosophy 2161 History of Philosophy – Greek 3  
Philosophy 2172 History of Philosophy – Modern 3  
Philosophy 1196 Introduction to Philosophy 3 WI
         
Select one Ethics course:   3  
Philosophy

Philosophy
3222

3226
Contemporary Ethical Theory
   or
Classics in Moral Philosophy1
   
         
Select one Senior Seminar:   3  
Philosophy

Philosophy
4298

4379
Senior Seminar
   or
Pre-Law Tutorial
  WI
         
Six additional Philosophy courses at the 2000+ level 18  
     
Total                                                                                          36  
     
1 For scheduling reasons, especially for transfer students, another ethics-related course is often substituted.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

Suggestions for the Philosophy Major with a Pre-Law Emphasis

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Philosophy 1001 Philosophical Challenges to the Individual 3 IN
Philosophy 1055 Critical Thinking 3  
Philosophy 2161 History of Philosophy – Greek 3  
Philosophy 2172 History of Philosophy – Modern 3  
Philosophy 3243 Philosophy of Law 3  
Philosophy 4379 Pre-Law Tutorial 3  
Philosophy 3085 Pre-Law Internship 3  
Philosophy 2000+ 5 additional philosophy courses at the 2000+ level 15  
         
Total     36  

 

Distinction in Major

Successful completion of Philosophy 4999, Honors Thesis.

Requirements for the Minor

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select one Introductory Philosophy course: 3  
Philosophy
Philosophy
1101
1001
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophical Challenges to the Individual
 
IN
         
Select one from the following list: 3  
Philosophy
Philosophy
1066
1055
Introduction to Logic
Critical Thinking
  QB
         
Select one History of Philosophy course: 3  
Philosophy
Philosophy
2161
2172
History of Philosophy – Greek
History of Philosophy – Modern
   
         
Select one Ethics course:   3  
Philosophy
Philosophy
3222
3226
Contemporary Ethical Theory
Classics in Moral Philosophy1
   
         
Three additional Philosophy courses:    
Philosophy 2000+ Three electives numbered at the 2000+ level or higher 9  
Total                                                                                          21  
 
1 For scheduling reasons, especially for transfer students, another ethics-related course is often substituted.

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