Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Philosophy - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor
Concentrations: (within Minor) General Philosophy, Arts, Law, Logic, Professional Ethics, Science
Graduate: MA, PhD

Advisement

Majors, minors, and students considering a major or minor in philosophy are encouraged to discuss their interests and plans of study with:

Professor James Lawler, Director of Undergraduate Studies
131 Park Hall
Phone: 716.645.0141
Email: jlawler@buffalo.edu

Philosophy - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
A minimum grade of C in the prerequisite course.

Advising Notes

No more than two 100-level courses may count toward the total requirement of 36 credit hours.

Students interested in a philosophy major, honors, a specialized program in professional ethics, or a philosophy minor, as well as students interested in a selected study of philosophical questions or issues, are invited to contact the director of undergraduate studies, Professor Lawler, at 716.645.0141 or jlawler@buffalo.edu to discuss their interests and receive additional information.

Prerequisite Courses

One philosophy course with a minimum grade of C.

Required Courses

Ethics
One of: PHI 107 Ethics, PHI 238 Philosophy of Law, PHI 335 Contemporary Ethical Theory, PHI 336 History of Ethics, PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine

Logic
One of: PHI 175 Introduction to Deductive Logic, PHI 215 Symbolic Logic

Metaphysics and Epistemology
One of: PHI 329 Metaphysics, PHI 333 Epistemology, PHI 320 Philosophy of Mind, PHI 321 Philosophy of Science, PHI 328 Philosophy of Language

History of Philosophy
Two of: PHI 260 Ancient Philosophy, PHI 266 Medieval Philosophy, PHI 270 Early Modern Philosophy, PHI 280 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, Kant to Nietzsche, PHI 288 Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Philosophy electives
Seven additional courses, of which four must be at the 300/400 level

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum/td> 40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 44
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Philosophy BA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Philosophy - Minor

Acceptance Criteria for All Minors

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
A minimum grade of C in the prerequisite course.

Advising Notes

Students interested in a philosophy minor, and students interested in selected study of philosophical questions or issues, are invited to contact the director of undergraduate studies, Professor Lawler, at 716.645.0141 or jlawler@buffalo.edu to discuss their interests and receive additional information.

Prerequisite Courses

One philosophy course with a minimum grade of C.

Required Courses

LOGIC-MINOR
PHI 175 Introduction to Deductive Logic
PHI 215 Symbolic Logic
One of: PHI 415 Logical Theory I, PHI 416 Logical Theory II, PHI 417 Modal Logic, PHI 418 Philosophy of Mathematics, PHI 419 Philosophy of Logic
Three additional courses, including two at the 300/400 level

PHILOSOPHY-MINOR
Logic-One of: PHI 115 Critical Thinking, PHI 175 Introduction to Deductive Logic
Ethics-One of: PHI 107 Ethics, PHI 238 Philosophy of Law, PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine
History of Philosophy-One of: PHI 260 Ancient Philosophy, PHI 266 Medieval Philosophy, PHI 270 Early Modern Philosophy, PHI 280 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, Kant to Nietzsche, PHI 288 Twentieth-Century Philosophy
Three additional 300/400 level courses. No more than two independent study tutorials may count toward the fulfillment of this requirement.

PHILOSOPHY OF LAW-MINOR
PHI 115 Critical Thinking or PHI 175 Introduction to Deductive Logic
PHI 107 Ethics or PHI 162 Law, Morality and Authority
PHI 238 Philosophy of Law
One of: PHI 338 Law and Morality, PHI 340 Law and Responsibility, PHI 443, Topics in Philosophy of Law
One of: PHI 328 Philosophy of Language, PHI 333 Epistemology, PHI 335 Contemporary Ethical Theory, PHI 341 Social Philosophy, PHI 342 Political Philosophy
One additional of: PHI 338, PHI 340, PHI 443, PHI 328, PHI 333, PHI 335, PHI 341, PHI 342

PHILOSOPHY OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS-MINOR
PHI 115 Critical Thinking
PHI 217 Professional Ethics
PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine or PHI 238 Philosophy of Law
PHI 335 Contemporary Ethical Theory or PHI 336 History of Ethics
Two additional 300/400-level courses

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE-MINOR
PHI 115 Critical Thinking or PHI 175 Introduction to Deductive Logic
PHI 221 Science and Religion
PHI 215 Symbolic Logic
PHI 321 Philosophy of Science
PHI 270 Early Modern Philosophy
One of: PHI 320 Philosophy of Mind, PHI 329 Metaphysics; PHI 333 Epistemology, PHI 234 Environmental Ethics, PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine, PHI 420 Topics in Philosophy of Science

PHILOSOPHY OF THE ARTS-MINOR
PHI 115 Critical Thinking
Three of: PHI 344 Aesthetics Theory and Criticism, PHI 345 Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, PHI 246 Philosophy in Literature, PHI 248 Philosophy and Popular Culture
PHI 260 Ancient Philosophy or PHI 354 Chinese and Japanese Philosophy
One additional 300/400-level course

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

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