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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy BA

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Students must declare a major by the time they have completed 60 semester hours of course work. A total of 36 semester hours must be completed for the philosophy major, at least 18 of which must be taken at CU Denver. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course. For those students who qualify for and fulfill the requirements for graduation with honors, a total of at least 39 hours is required.

A total of 18 upper-division semester hours are required for the major, and no more than 6 hours below the 3000 level may be counted toward the major. Courses taken at other institutions must be approved by an advisor in the Department of Philosophy to be applied toward the major.

Unless otherwise noted, registration for 4000-level courses in philosophy require a minimum grade of C (2.0) in every prior philosophy course and completion of at least PHIL 3002 or PHIL 3022 or permission of instructor.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total: 12 Hours

Additional distribution requirements

(All are upper-division courses)

One course in social/political philosophy
One course in ethics
One course in Continental philosophy
One course in EITHER American or analytic philosophy
One course with specific focus in the history of philosophy (may be fulfilled by a course in a single figure)

Total: 15 Hours


    Choose three:

One upper-division elective (may include courses from previous lists that are not counted toward those requirements)
Two electives at any level

Total: 9 Hours

Major Total: 36 Hours


Course work required for graduation with honors:

3-6 semester hours taken over two semesters of:

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