Philosophy

The study of philosophy is relevant to all aspects of life and can be pursued fruitfully at many levels. Philosophical thought may direct itself to such diverse topics as the nature of reality, the conditions of knowledge, the justifications for political authority, the reality of subatomic particles, the existence of God, the criteria of aesthetic evaluation, the structure of logical reasoning, and the foundations (if any) of morality. Because of the breadth of the philosophical enterprise, the study of philosophy can be approached from many directions and need not involve a hierarchy of prerequisites. Philosophy majors pursue many careers — teaching, law, medicine, city management, communication and sales. The philosophy department reflects the breadth and diversity of the philosophical enterprise and offers a wide variety of courses.

Majors in Philosophy

Minors in Philosophy

Courses in Philosophy