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Louisiana State University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Philosophy, B.A.


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Philosophy


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from Math Department).
SEMESTER 3: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: One PHIL course.
SEMESTER 5: One PHIL course; ENGL 2000 .

Consult “General Education ” section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

*Distribution requirements for foreign languages will depend upon student placement scores and the specific language chosen. Consult the Degree Requirements of the College  for more information. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary. 

Semester 1


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .

  •  

  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from mathematics) (3)
  • First Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Approved Electives (3-5)

Total Semester Hours: 16-18


Semester 2


  • CRITICAL: Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from Math Department).

  •  

  • PHIL 2010 Symbolic Logic I (3)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education Courses - Natural Sciences (6)1

Total Semester Hours: 13


Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16-15


Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16-15


Semester 5


CRITICAL: One PHIL course; ENGL 2000 .

  • Approved Electives (9)
  • Philosophy Elective (3)2
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (3)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 6


  • Philosophy Elective (3)2
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)
  • Approved Electives (6)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 7


  • Philosophy Elective (3)2
  • Approved Electives (12)

Total Semester Hours: 15


Semester 8


  • Philosophy Elective (3)2
  • Approved Electives (11)

Total Semester Hours: 14


120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - PHILOSOPHY ELECTIVES: A minimum of 15 semester hours must be in courses numbered 3000-level and above, with at least six of the 15 at the 4000-level. Degree credit will not be allowed for more than six hours of courses numbered below 2000.
 

Area of Concentration


Law, Ethics, and Social Justice


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from Math Department).
SEMESTER 3: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: One PHIL course.
SEMESTER 5: One PHIL course; ENGL 2000 .

Consult “General Education ” section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

*Distribution requirements for foreign languages will depend upon student placement scores and the specific language chosen. Consult the Degree Requirements of the College  for more information. Some adjustment in elective hours may be necessary. 

Semester 1

  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .

  •  

  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
  • General Education Course - Analytical Reasoning (from Mathematics Department) (3)
  • First Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education Course - Natural Sciences (3)1
  • Approved Electives (3-5)
Total Semester Hours: 16-18

Semester 2

  • CRITICAL: Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning (from Math Department).

  •  

  • PHIL 1021 Introduction to Logic (3)
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education Courses - Natural Sciences (6)1
Total Semester Hours: 13

Semester 3

Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 4

Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 5

CRITICAL: One PHIL course; ENGL 2000 .

  • PHIL Elective (3)2
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
  • Approved Electives (9)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6

  • PHIL Elective (3)2
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
  • General Education Course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)
  • Approved Electives (6)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7

  • PHIL Elective (3)2
  • Approved Electives (12)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8

  • PHIL Electives (6)2
  • Approved Electives (8)
Total Semester Hours: 14

120 Total Sem. Hrs.

1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - PHILOSOPHY ELECTIVES: A minimum of 15 semester hours must be in courses numbered 3000-level and above, with at least six of the 15 at the 4000-level. Degree credit will not be allowed for more than six hours of courses numbered below 2000.

Students concentrating in law, ethics, and social justice are required to complete 30 hours of philosophy courses, including PHIL 1021 ; PHIL 2010 ; PHIL 2020  (PHIL 2050  or PHIL 3052 ); PHIL 2033  (or PHIL 2053 ); PHIL 2035 ; PHIL 4947 ; an elective in ethics (PHIL 4942 PHIL 4943 PHIL 4972 , or a special topics course in ethics); an elective in social/political philosophy (PHIL 3062 , PHIL 3072 , PHIL 4098 , PHIL 4945 , PHIL 4949 , or a special topics course in social/political philosophy); and 6 hours of electives. 

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