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Effective Winter 2012 with course additions made in Fall 2012 and Winter 2013

Philosophy

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major

Any 100- or 200-level course other than PHIL 180, 201, 296 (logic courses). None of these courses counts toward the requirements for the major.

Requirements for the Major

Majors must take at least 25 credits of Philosophy. At least 16 credits, including requirement 5a, must be taken in residence. No course will count toward the major unless the student receives a grade of C- or better.

In fulfilling the credit requirement students must also satisfy the following distribution requirements:

  1. Formal Methods: PHIL 296, 303, 305, 413, or 414
  2. History of Philosophy: Two courses from among: PHIL 388 or 389; and one additional course from among: PHIL 371, 388,  389, 405, 406, 458, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 467, and 492
  3. Value: Either PHIL 361 (Ethics) or 366 (Political Philosophy) or 367 (Social and Political Philosophy)
  4. Mind and Reality: Either PHIL 345 (Language and Mind) or 381 (Science and Objectivity) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality)
  5. Three additional courses:
    1. Two additional 400-level courses (other than PHIL 419, 455, 498, or 499). Note: students are not permitted to use any course to satisfy more than one requirement. For example, if you use a 400-level course to satisfy the logic or history requirements, you cannot use that same course to satisfy this requirement.
    2. One additional course at the 300-level or higher, such as PHIL 345 (Language and Mind) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality)

The courses needed to satisfy these requirements are not always offered every term. Majors should plan their programs so that they can be sure to take the courses they need before they can graduate.

Honors Plan. 

Qualified students who are interested in an Honors major in Philosophy should consult a department advisor as early as possible. Except in cases where special permission is granted, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 and a 3.5 average in completed courses in philosophy in order to be eligible for admission. Honors majors are required to complete 28 (rather than 25) credits in the major, including PHIL 401 and 498 or 499, which is taken in the senior year. Before enrolling in PHIL 498 or 499, students must submit a thesis proposal for the department's approval. Only students who have written an Honors thesis will be considered for graduation with Honors degrees. Students are admitted to the Honors major at the beginning of the junior year (or later) by permission of the Honors department advisor.

 Advising. 

Prospective majors, especially Honors students and students contemplating graduate work in philosophy, should consult a department advisor as early as possible in order to work out an appropriate, unified program. Appointments are scheduled through the on-line scheduling system available on the department's web page: www.lsa.umich.edu/philosophy/undergraduate/advisorappointments

Philosophy major (Spring 2011-Fall 2011) +

effective Spring 2011-Fall 2011 

Philosophy

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major.

Any 100- or 200-level course other than PHIL 180, 201, 296 (logic courses). None of these courses counts toward the requirements for the major.

Requirements for the Major

Majors must take at least 25 credits of Philosophy. At least 16 credits, including requirement 5a, must be taken in residence. No course will count toward the major unless the student receives a grade of C- or better.

In fulfilling the credit requirement students must also satisfy the following distribution requirements:

  1. Formal Methods: PHIL 296, 303, 305, 413, or 414
  2. History of Philosophy: Two courses from among: PHIL 388 or 389; and one additional course from among: PHIL 388,  389, 405, 406, 458, 461, 462, 463, and 492
  3. Value: Either PHIL 361 (Ethics) or 366 (Political Philosophy) or 367 (Social and Political Philosophy)
  4. Mind and Reality: Either PHIL 345 (Language and Mind) or 381 (Science and Objectivity) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality)
  5. Three additional courses:
    1. Two additional 400-level courses (other than PHIL 419, 455, 498, or 499). Note: students are not permitted to use any course to satisfy more than one requirement. For example, if you use a 400-level course to satisfy the logic or history requirements, you cannot use that same course to satisfy this requirement.
    2. One additional course at the 300-level or higher, such as PHIL 345 (Language and Mind) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality)

The courses needed to satisfy these requirements are not always offered every term. Majors should plan their programs so that they can be sure to take the courses they need before they can graduate.

Honors Plan. 

Qualified students who are interested in an Honors major in Philosophy should consult a department advisor as early as possible. Except in cases where special permission is granted, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 and a 3.5 average in completed courses in philosophy in order to be eligible for admission. Honors majors are required to complete 28 (rather than 25) credits in the major, including PHIL 401 and 498 or 499, which is taken in the senior year. Before enrolling in PHIL 498 or 499, students must submit a thesis proposal for the department's approval. Only students who have written an Honors thesis will be considered for graduation with Honors degrees. Students are admitted to the Honors major at the beginning of the junior year (or later) by permission of the Honors department advisor.

 

Philosophy major (Fall 2010-Winter 2011) +

effective Fall 2010-Winter 2011

 

Philosophy

May be elected as a departmental major

One of PHIL 181, 182, 202, 232, 234, or 297. None of these courses counts toward the requirements for the major.

Requirements for the Major. Majors must take at least 25 credits of Philosophy. At least 16 credits, including requirement 5a, must be taken in residence. No course will count toward the major unless the student receives a grade of C- or better.

In fulfilling the credit requirement students must also satisfy the following distribution requirements:

  1. Logic: PHIL 303, 296, or 414
  2. History of Philosophy: Two courses from among: PHIL 388, 389, 405, 406, 458, 461, 462, 463, and 492
  3. Value: Either PHIL 361 (Ethics) or 366 (Political Philosophy) or 367 (Social and Political Philosophy)
  4. Mind and Reality: Either PHIL 345 (Language and Mind) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality)
  5. Three additional courses:
    1. Two additional 400-level courses (other than PHIL 419, 455, 498, or 499). Note: students are not permitted to use any course to satisfy more than one requirement. For example, if you use a 400-level course to satisfy the logic or history requirements, you cannot use that same course to satisfy this requirement.
    2. One additional course at the 300-level or higher, such as PHIL 345 (Language and Mind), 383 (Knowledge and Reality), and 385 (European Social Thought from Hegel to Foucault).

The courses needed to satisfy these requirements are not always offered every term. Majors should plan their programs so that they can be sure to take the courses they need before they can graduate.

Honors Plan. Qualified students who are interested in an Honors major in Philosophy should consult a department advisor as early as possible. Except in cases where special permission is granted, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 and a 3.5 average in completed courses in philosophy in order to be eligible for admission. Honors majors are required to complete 28 (rather than 25) credits in the major, including PHIL 401 and 498 or 499, which is taken in the senior year. Before enrolling in PHIL 498 or 499, students must submit a thesis proposal for the department's approval. Only students who have written an Honors thesis will be considered for graduation with Honors degrees. Students are admitted to the Honors major at the beginning of the junior year (or later) by permission of the Honors department advisor.

 

Philosophy major (Fall 2005-Summer 2010) +

effective Fall 2005 through Summer 2010 

 

 Philosophy

May be elected as a departmental major

 Prerequisites to the Major . One of PHIL 181, 182, 202, 232, 234, or 297. None of these courses counts toward the requirements for the major.

Requirements for the Major. Majors must take at least 25 credits of Philosophy. At least 16 credits, including requirements 5 and 6a, must be taken in residence. No course will count toward the major unless the student receives a grade of C- or better.

In fulfilling the credit requirement students must also satisfy the following distribution requirements:

  1.  Logic: PHIL 303, 296, or 414
  2.  History of Philosophy: Two courses from among: PHIL 388, 389, 405, 406, 458, 461, 462, 463, and 492
  3.  Value: Either PHIL 361 (Ethics) or 366 (Political Philosophy) or 367 (Social and Political Philosophy)
  4.  Mind and Reality: Either PHIL 345 (Language and Mind) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality)
  5. Advanced Undergraduate Seminar: Either PHIL 401 (Honors Seminar) or 402 (Undergraduate Seminar)
  6.  Two additional courses:
    1. One additional 400-level course (other than PHIL 401, 402, 419, 455, 498, or 499). Note: students are not permitted to use any course to satisfy more than one requirement. For example, if you use a 400-level course to satisfy the logic or history requirements, you cannot use that same course to satisfy this requirement.
    2. One additional course at the 300-level or higher, such as PHIL 345 (Language and Mind), 383 (Knowledge and Reality), and 385 (European Social Thought from Hegel to Foucault).

The courses needed to satisfy these requirements are not always offered every term. Majors should plan their programs so that they can be sure to take the courses they need before they can graduate.

Honors Plan. Qualified students who are interested in an Honors major in Philosophy should consult a department advisor as early as possible. Except in cases where special permission is granted, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 and a 3.5 average in completed courses in philosophy in order to be eligible for admission. Honors majors are required to complete 28 (rather than 25) credits in the major, including PHIL 401 and 498 or 499, which is taken in the senior year. Before enrolling in PHIL 498 or 499, students must submit a thesis proposal for the department's approval. Only students who have written an Honors thesis will be considered for graduation with Honors degrees. Students are admitted to the Honors major at the beginning of the junior year (or later) by permission of the Honors department advisor.

 

Philosophy major (Fall 2000-Summer 2005) +

effective Fall 2000 

 

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major. One of PHIL 181, 182, 202, 232, 234, or 297. None of these courses counts toward the requirements for the major.

Requirements for the Major. 25 credits of Philosophy are required, including the following:

  1. Logic: PHIL 303, 296, or 414
  2. History of Philosophy: Two courses from among: PHIL 388, 389, 405, 406, 458, 461, 462, 463, and 492
  3. Value: Either PHIL 361 (Ethics) or 366 (Political Philosophy)
  4. Mind and Reality: Either PHIL 345 (Language and Mind) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality)
  5. Advanced Undergraduate Seminar: Either PHIL 401 (Honors Seminar) or 402 (Undergraduate Seminar)
  6. Two additional courses:
    1. One 400-level course in addition to any used to satisfy the foregoing requirements. This requirement must be met with a 400-level course other than PHIL 401, 402, 419, 455, 498, or 499
    2. One additional course at the 300-level or higher, such as PHIL 345 (Language and Mind), 383 (Knowledge and Reality), and 385 (Continental Philosophy Since 1900).

 

The courses needed to satisfy these requirements are not always offered every term. Majors should plan their programs so that they can be sure to take the courses they need before they can graduate.

Honors Plan. Qualified students who are interested in an Honors major in Philosophy should consult a department advisor as early as possible. Except in cases where special permission is granted, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 and a 3.5 average in completed courses in philosophy in order to be eligible for admission. Honors majors are required to complete 27 (rather than 24) credits in the major, including PHIL 401 and 498 or 499, which is taken in the senior year. Before enrolling in PHIL 498 or 499, students must submit a thesis proposal for the Department's approval. Only students who have written an Honors thesis will be considered for graduation with Honors degrees. Students are admitted to the Honors major at the beginning of the junior year (or later) by permission of the Honors department advisor.

 

Philosophy major (Fall 1999-Summer 2000) +

Philosophy

Fall 1999-Summer 2000

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major. Philosophy 151-158, 181, 182, 196, 202, 232, or 297. None of these courses counts toward the major requirement, except that a student who takes a 150-level introduction in addition to another introduction may count that 150-level course toward major.

Requirements for the Major. 24 credits of philosophy are required, including one course from each of the following groups:

  1. logic (Philosophy 303, 296, or 414);
  2. history of ancient philosophy (Philosophy 388, 405, or 406);
  3. history of modern classical philosophy (Philosophy 389, 461, or 462);
  4. either Philosophy 361 (Ethics) or 385 (Continental Philosophy since 1900);
  5. either Philosophy 345 (Language and Mind) or 383 (Knowledge and Reality);
  6. one 400-level course in addition to any that are used to satisfy the foregoing requirements. This requirement must be met with a 400-level course other than 401, 402, 419, 455, 498, or 499.

The courses needed to satisfy these requirements are not always offered every term. Majors should plan their programs so that they can be sure to take the courses they need before they intend to graduate.

Honors Plan. Qualified students who are interested in an Honors major in philosophy should consult a department advisor as early as possible. Except in cases where special permission is granted, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and a 3.5 average in completed courses in philosophy in order to be eligible for admission. Honors majors are required to complete 27 (rather than 24) credits in the major, including 401 and 498 or 499, which is taken in the senior year. Before enrolling in 498 or 499, students must submit a thesis proposal for the department's approval. Only students who have written an Honors thesis will be considered for graduation with Honors degrees. Students are admitted to the Honors major at the beginning of the junior year (or later) by permission of the Honors department advisor.


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