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Part 1 of 2: PHILOSOPHY CONCENTRATION B.A. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Necessary courses to take:

PHIL 250 Introduction to Symbolic Logic 

PHIL 330 Moral Theory 

PHIL 340 Ancient Greek Philosophy 

PHIL 341 Modern Philosophy 

History of Philosophy requirement: One of the following courses will satisfy this requirement:

- PHIL 342 Medieval Philosophy

- PHIL 344 Existentialism

- PHIL 370 American Philosophy

- PHIL/REL 375 Nineteenth Century Philosophy and Theology

- PHIL/REL 377 Hermeneutics

- PHIL 430 Analytic Philosophy

- PHIL 466 Kant

- PHIL 468 Phenomenology

- NOTE! Depending on how they are taught, the following classes may be counted towards the history requirement if they are approved by petition to the Academic Unit Head: PHIL 390, PHIL 391, PHIL 460, PHIL 465, PHIL 470, and PHIL 475.

Metaphysics/Epistemology requirement: One of the following courses will satisfy this requirement:

- PHIL/REL 218 Philosophy of Religion

- PHIL 300 Knowledge and Belief

- PHIL 311 Metaphysics

- PHIL 392 Philosophy of Mind

- PHIL 394 Self and Identity

- PHIL 395 Philosophy and Scientific Inquiry

- PHIL 396 Philosophy of Physics

- PHIL 397 Philosophy of Space and Time

- PHIL 398 Philosophy of Quantum Theory

- PHIL 420 Philosophy of Language

- NOTE! Depending on how they are taught, the following classes may be counted towards the history requirement if they are approved by petition to the Academic Unit Head: PHIL 390, PHIL 391, and PHIL 475.

Philosophy electives (5 courses, 3 of which must be 300 level or above)

- NOTE! If the student takes GPHIL 101 as part of Cluster 2 in the GenEd program, it can double count as one course of this elective section.  However, neither GPHIL 120 nor GPHIL 150 can be used as an elective.

33 credits total

Part 2 of 2: ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

To be considered for graduation, undergraduates must:

- earn at least 120 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better

· earn at least 50% of the required total semester hours from a four-year institution

· earn at least 25% of the required total semester hours at JMU

- satisfy course requirements for the major program with a GPA of 2.0 or better

- satisfy all General Education requirements

· basic overview: http://www.jmu.edu/gened/overview_gened.shtml

· further details: http://www.jmu.edu/gened/gened_program.shtml

· requirements checklists: http://www.jmu.edu/gened/checklists.shtml

- satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree

· details: http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/BA_and_BS_Degree_Courses.shtml#ba

Further information on graduation requirements: http://www.jmu.edu/advising/GradDegreeReq

http://www.jmu.edu/advising/GradDegreeReq/GradChecklist.shtml


To check your own progress at any time:

(only takes a minute)

1) Log on to MyMadison: https://mymadison.jmu.edu

2) Go into your Student Center.

3) Look under “Academics” for the “other academic..” pull-down menu.

4) From that menu, select “Academic Requirements,” then click on the go button (“>>”).

This will generate a report that shows which requirements you’ve satisfied, and details what you need to do in order to satisfy the requirements that remain.  Students are expected to know the requirements listed here and to plan accordingly.
Feel free to contact your advisor with any questions you may have.

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