2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Philosophy Major, B.A.
The philosophy major introduces students to the major figures and important issues in the world’s philosophical traditions.
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies recognizes that the fields of philosophy and religious studies, although distinct, nonetheless share many concerns and approaches, and often address the same issues. Consequently, departmental faculty strongly recommend that students with philosophy majors and minors also take religion courses.
The major requires a minimum of 30 credits in philosophy at the 200 level or above, as well as a minimum of 15 credits at the 300 level or above, including the following philosophy courses:
8.0 - 9.0
In addition to courses with a PHIL or PL designation, REL 342 From Abolitionism to Human Rights will count as a philosophy elective within the 30 credit minimum required for the philosophy major.
Department faculty urge students who wish to pursue graduate study in philosophy to take more than the minimum number of hours required to complete a major.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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