Philosophy Curriculum

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Area of Concentration Requirements

At least 10 undertakings in philosophy, including:

a. Two courses (or equivalent) in the history of philosophy, including ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, or both.
b. One course (or equivalent) in deductive logic.
c. One course (or equivalent) in ethics, and one additional course in value theory (e.g., ethics, aesthetics, metaethics, social and political philosophy).
d. Two courses (or equivalent) in contemporary analytic systematic areas (e.g., metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion).
e. One course in Continental thought.
f. One philosophy course (or equivalent) that meets the college’s Diverse Perspectives LAC requirement.

An undertaking that meets requirement “f” can also meet one of the other distribution requirements if the subject-matter is appropriate.

Requirements for joint-disciplinary AOC:

At least seven undertakings in philosophy. Distribution may be adjusted to individual students’ needs and interests, but will usually include:

a. One course (or equivalent) in the history of either ancient or modern philosophy.
b. One course (or equivalent) in deductive logic.
c. One course (or equivalent) in ethics.
d. One course (or equivalent) in contemporary analytic systematic areas (e.g., metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion).
e. One course (or equivalent) in Continental thought.
f. One philosophy course (or equivalent) that meets the college’s Diverse Perspectives LAC requirement.

An undertaking that meets requirement “f” can also meet one of the other distribution requirements if the subject-matter is appropriate.

Secondary Field Requirements

The equivalent of five full-semester activities (courses, tutorials, ISPs) in Philosophy, including activities taught by at least two different New College faculty members