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Philosophy - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend:DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive 

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

I.
DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (42 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KHU
DG PHIL 11001 Introduction to Philosophy 3
KAD
11009 Principles of Thinking 3
KHU
DG   21001 Introduction to Ethics 3
KHU
DG   21020 Comparative Religious Thought I 3
KMC

21002

31045 Introduction to Formal Logic (3)
or
Formal Logic (3) 3
3/4xxxx PHIL Elective (minimum 9 credit hours must be at the 40000 level) 15
Choose from the following: History of  Philosophy elective* 12
WIC PHIL 31001 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3)  
WIC   31002 Medieval Philosophy (3)  
WIC   31003 Continental Rationalism (3)  
WIC   31004 British Empiricism (3)  
WIC   31005 German Critical Philosophy (3)  
WIC   31006 19th-Century Philosophy (3)  
WIC   31010 20th-Century Philosophy (3)  
WIC   31020 American Philosophy (3)  
III.  ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (78 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
Foreign Language 14-16
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
Kent Core Composition 6-8
Kent Core Fine Arts
3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 0-5
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 9
General Electives (minimum 19 upper-division credit hours) 34
MINIMUM TOTAL  121

*One course must be earned with a minimum C (2.0) grade to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

To fulfill the domestic diversity requirement, students must take one diversity course that is a not a PHIL course.

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