BA in Philosophy - Concentration in Analytic Reasoning
Any student with a declared philosophy major is eligible for the concentration in analytic reasoning.
The major requires a minimum of 27 total credit hours of philosophy courses, at least 15 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. For the concentration in analytical reasoning, students must complete 12 credit hours of relevant courses, which must include at least one introductory-level course in logic or critical reasoning, and three upper-level courses with a substantial analytical component. Approved logic, reasoning, philosophy of science, and analytical philosophy courses for this concentration are included below.
Each philosophy major must meet with a departmental advisor at least once a semester to plan or review a program of study. These programs are designed in terms of the individual student’s interests and future plans. Up to 12 credit hours of philosophy courses taken before the decision to major in philosophy may count toward a major. Additional credit hours may be counted with the advisor’s consent.
|Foundational Logic or Critical Reasoning Courses
|Introductory Logic Honors
|Courses with a Significant Analytical Component
|Philosophy of Science
|The History and Philosophy of the Physical Sciences in the 20th Century
|Theory of Knowledge
|Philosophy of Mind
|Truth & Reality
|Philosophy of Language
|Theory of Knowledge
|Philosophy of the Social Sciences
|Models and Analogies
The department chair or undergraduate coordinator may approve transfer courses or independent study, e.g. 699 Directed Readings, to count towards the concentration in analytical reasoning.
Students have several options for completing the applied learning requirement. See below.
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in philosophy with a concentration in analytic reasoning program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing the following program course requirements:
Select one item from list A, or three items from list B.
A. Substantive Experiences (one item from this list)
- Publish an article in an undergraduate philosophy journal.
- Edit or referee submissions for an undergraduate philosophy journal.
- Give a paper or serve as commentator for a paper at an undergraduate philosophy conference.
- Give a poster presentation at an undergraduate philosophy conference.
- Give a paper or poster presentation at URCAF.
- Take a Directed Readings or Honors option which involves original research or scholarship.
- Internship or co-op experience.
- Serve as logic/critical reasoning tutor.
- Serve as an officer in the Philosophy Society (PS), the Prelaw Student Association (PLSA) or the SGA.
B. Less Substantive Experiences1 (three items from this list)
- Attend lecture of visiting speaker (in philosophy).
- Attend philosophy seminar given by visiting speaker.
- Attend on-campus session of the Kansas Appellate Court.
- Attend on-campus presentation by law school.
- Participate in visits to regional law schools organized by the PLSA.
- Attend an undergraduate or professional philosophy conference.
- Participate in activities of the PS or PLSA.
- Participate in philosophical discussions on social media organized by the PS.
Attendance/participation is to be verified either through completed registration forms or signatures on sign-up sheets.