Resources in Philosophy

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College is home to a broad assortment of books, scholarly journals, national and international databases, and other print and electronic media related to the study of philosophy and is available to students throughout the year.

Also available at the library is the Dr. Helen N. Fagin Holocaust Collection.  Named in honor of Holocaust survivor and New College benefactress Dr. Helen Fagin, the collection holds materials related to the Holocaust, genocide and humanitarian studies. The Fagin room can be reserved for occasional small meetings connected with the collection.

Study Abroad
Study abroad is highly recommended. Language courses taken abroad may be counted toward your requirements if they lead to at least as much progress as would be expected in a semester here. Many Philosophy students take advantage of the College’s study abroad program as part of an independent study project, a tutorial or as they research their senior thesis. Working with a professor, you can create an independent study project or tutorial for travel during the academic year. You can participate in the National Student Exchange (NSE) and study at one of 190 participating colleges and universities in:

• United States
• Puerto Rico
• Guam
• U.S. Virgin Islands
• Canada
• Denmark
• France
• Germany
• Mexico
• Netherlands
• Spain

Apply for travel scholarships or National Fellowships. Travel through an accredited study abroad program offered though any university or enroll in an accredited, privately owned study abroad program.

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New College hosts the Biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies, which draws top scholars in history, literature, art history, philosophy and other fields. Students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the scholars and attend the conference presentations.

New Topics New College: New Topics is a collaboration of the New College Foundation and New College of Florida. This dynamic community series features guest speakers discussing a range of topics. Tickets are free for students.

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Philosophy, eh?
When we surveyed our 1996–2007 philosophy graduates, 94% were employed or pursuing further education and 41% were working in the field of education.
(Take that, naysayers.)

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