Effective Fall 2016

Students are required to receive at least a C- (1.670) in each Philosophy course required for the major or minor in Philosophy. The minimum scholastic average acceptable for graduation is 2.000 computed only for courses attempted at CSU.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
PHIL*** Lower-Division Philosophy Electives1 6
Electives 6
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)3B 
Introduction to Formal Logic  
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
PHIL*** Philosophy Electives2 6
Electives 12
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
PHIL 300Ancient Greek Philosophy4A3
PHIL 30117th and 18th Century European Philosophy4A3
Select two courses from the following:3 6
Issues in the Study of Religion  
Islam: Cosmology and Practice  
Philosophy of Religion  
Contemporary Western Religious Thought  
Meaning and Truth in Religion  
Science and Religion  
Seminar in Religious Studies  
Electives 16
 Total Credits 28
Senior
 
Select two courses from the following: 6
Philosophies of East Asia  
Topics in Asian Philosophy  
Contemporary Eastern Religious Thought  
Mysticism East and West  
Islamic Philosophy  
PHIL 462Capstone Seminar4B,4C3
Electives4 22
 Total Credits 31
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

A maximum of 9 PHIL credit hours at the 100-level may be applied toward the major.

2

 A minimum of 18 PHIL credit hours must be at the 300- or 400-level.

3

 A minimum of 6 PHIL credit hours must be at the 400-level.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to 120, of which at least 42 must be Upper-Division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

Students are required to receive at least a C- (1.670) in each Philosophy course required for the major or minor in Philosophy. The minimum scholastic average acceptable for graduation is 2.000 computed only for courses attempted at CSU. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
PHIL*** Lower-Division Philosophy Elective   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL*** Lower-Division Philosophy ElectiveX  3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
MathematicsX 1B3
Elective   3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2. X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)  3B 
Introduction to Formal Logic    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL*** Philosophy ElectivesX  6
Advanced Writing  23
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 300Ancient Greek PhilosophyX 4A3
Select two courses from the following:X  6
Issues in the Study of Religion    
Islam: Cosmology and Practice    
Philosophy of Religion    
Contemporary Western Religious Thought    
Meaning and Truth in Religion    
Science and Religion    
Seminar in Religious Studies    
Electives   5
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 30117th and 18th Century European PhilosophyX 4A3
Electives   11
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select two courses from the following:X  6
Philosophies of East Asia    
Topics in Asian Philosophy    
Contemporary Eastern Religious Thought    
Mysticism East and West    
Islamic Philosophy    
Electives   9
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 462Capstone SeminarX 4B,4C3
ElectivesX  13
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   16
 Program Total Credits:   120