Advising Course Plan - Philosophy Major
A major in philosophy is designed to be maximally flexible. The major has few prerequisites. Students can take most courses anytime they are taught, although we strongly recommend that students take PHIL 101B before taking a 300- or 400-level class. The only courses students are required to take in a certain order are PHIL 399 and PHIL 499. Students should take PHIL 399 during the spring semester of their junior year and PHIL 499 the fall semester of their senior year. Students have also taken PHIL 399 and PHIL 499 simultaneously. Exceptions apply, as when the student is studying abroad.
Because of the major’s flexibility and because the major only requires 10 units, a significant number of our students opt to pursue a second major. Students pursuing a law degree have found this option particularly attractive. With careful planning, it is possible to receive a degree in philosophy while only taking one philosophy course most semesters. However, students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in philosophy should acquire more than 10 units within philosophy.
The following is a merely recommended four-year plan. Note that ONLY PHIL 399 (Third Year, Spring Semester) and PHIL 499 (Fourth Year, Fall Semester) need to be taken at a specified time and in a specified order.
|PHIL 101B||Introduction to Philosophy||1|
|PHIL 104Q||Introduction to Logic||1|
|PHIL 250H |
|History of Ancient Philosophy|
History of Modern Philosophy
|PHIL 350V |
|PHIL 351 |
|PHIL 3991||Research in Philosophy||1|
|PHIL 4992||Senior Project||1|
|PHIL 4003||Department Seminar||1|
|Total Unit: 10|
All philosophy majors should take this class during the spring of their junior year.
All philosophy majors should take this class during the fall of their senior year.
Students often take PHIL 400 during their senior year. This class is taken with an individual professor. Get the professor’s approval in spring or your Junior year.