Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

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The minimum number of credits for graduation is 124 semester hours. Of these 124 credit hours, 42-44 are satisfied by the University Core courses (see enrollment information), 42-50 are from the major, and the rest are satisfied by electives (the current GPA-in-the-major requirement is 2.5).

Required courses in the major:

Introduction and Logic: 6 hours


Phil 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
Phil 1103 Logic & Critical Thinking

History of Philosophy (3 courses selected from the following): 9 hours

Phil 2143 American Philosophic Thought
Phil 2163 History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval)
Phil 2183 History of Philosophy (Modern)
Phil 3163 Contemporary Philosophy

Value Theory (2 courses from...): 6 hours

Phil 1123 Contemporary Moral Problems
Phil 2073 Social and Political Philosophy
Phil 3103 Ethical Theory
Phil 3123 Aesthetics

Metaphysics and Epistemology (take 1 course from each group...): 6 hours

Group I: (3 hours)

Phil 3303 Metaphysics
Phil 3883 Philosophy of Mind

Group II: (3 hours)

Phil 3403 Theory of Knowledge

Electives (take 5 courses...): 15 hours

Modern Language Requirement: 0-8 hours

All students completing a B.A. in Philosophy shall complete the first two semesters of a second language. Students may alternatively fulfill the language requirement by proof of academic work in the second language (CLEP test through LANG 1224), four years of high school language courses, or transfer work from another institution.

Program: Applied Liberal Arts

Dept: Humanities and Philosophy

Major: Applied Liberal Arts

College: Liberal Arts

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Major Code: 5080

                                                                                                                                            Minimum

Required Hours

Specific courses within the University Core are listed on pages 89-90.

  • Courses from the major may apply to the areas marked in the University Core.
  • Written and Oral Communication........................................................................................... 9

Quantitative Reasoning/Scientific Method........................................................................ 10-11

  • Math............................................................................................................................................ 3

Life Science.................................................................................................................................... 4

Physical Science.......................................................................................................................... 3-4

Critical Inquiry and Aesthetic Analysis....................................................................................... 6

  • Aesthetic Analysis........................................................................................................................ 3
  • Critical Inquiry............................................................................................................................. 3

American Historical and Political Analysis................................................................................. 6

  • American National Government................................................................................................. 3
  • American History........................................................................................................................ 3

Cultural and Language Analysis............................................................................................... 3-4

  • Second Language........................................................................................................................ 4

OR

  • Cultural Analysis.......................................................................................................................... 3

• Social and Behavioral Analysis................................................................................................. 3

Life Skills........................................................................................................................................ 5

Required Health Course................................................................................................................. 2

Elective Life Skills........................................................................................................................ 3

Major Requirements

Applied Liberal Arts............................................................................................................... 71-77

Social and Behavioral Sciences.................................................................................................. 15

Economics...................................................................................................................................... 6

Elective 3000 or 4000 level courses in at least three of the following areas............................... 9

Political Science Psychology

Geography Sociology

Cultural Foundations.................................................................................................................... 9

Philosophy (3000 or 4000 level)..................................................................................................... 3

Elective 3000 or 4000 level courses in at least two of the following areas.................................. 6

A. History

B. English

C. Humanities

Communication Skills................................................................................................................... 9

Select one course from group A and two from group B:

A. *ENG 4473 Advanced Composition OR

ENG 4023 Technical Writing OR

CSDY 3573 Fundamentals of Creative Writing I OR

CSDY 3583 Fundamentals of Creative Writing II

B. MCOM 3113 Nonverbal Communication OR

MCOM 3413 Conflict and Communication OR

MCOM 2623 Communication Theory OR

MCOM 3383 Argumentation OR

MCOM 3373 Small Group Communication OR

MCOM 2193 Principles of Public Relations

* English courses completed in fulfillment for the Communication Skills area cannot be used to satisfy the Cultural Foundations requirement.

Foreign Language...................................................................................................................... 2-8

Completion of a second semester of a foreign language (1224) or an intermediate level foreign language.

Career Preparation..................................................................................................................... 12

ACCT 2113 Accounting I............................................................................................................. 3

Select one of the following:........................................................................................................... 3

POL 2013 Information Management in Political Science

LEAD 2213 Theories of Leadership

GEO 3113 Intro to Geographical Information Systems

Select from the following:.............................................................................................................. 6

ACCT 2133 Accounting II

BCOM 3143 Business Communication

FIN 3563 Fundamentals of Business Finance

ECON 2173 Principles of Business Statistics

LS 3113 Legal Environment of Business

MATH 1513 College Algebra OR

MATH 1453 College Algebra for Business

MGMT 3103 Management and Organizational Behavior

MRKT 3013 Principles of Marketing

# Liberal Arts Area...................................................................................................................... 24

Course work from one of the following areas (courses taken to meet other degree requirements may be applied). At least nine of the twenty-four hours must be 3000 or 4000 level course work.

Art, Mass Communication/Communication, Creative Studies, Modern Language, Economics,  Music, English, Philosophy, Geography, Political Science, History, Psychology, Humanities, Sociology/Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Theatre Arts

#NOTE: This requirement may be satisfied with the completion of eighteen hours, provided the remaining six hours are selected from courses listed in the "Career Preparation" area above. This includes any additional courses completed in computer science and/or accounting.

Electives to bring total to........................................................................................................ 124

Minimum Grade Requirements

Average in (a) all college course work, (b) course work at UCO,  
and (c) major courses.......................................................................................................... 2.50

Program: Humanities

Dept: Humanities and Philosophy

Major: Humanities

College: Liberal Arts

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Major Code: 5170

 

Specific courses within the University Core are listed on pages 89-90.

  • Courses from the major may apply to the areas marked in the University Core.

• Written and Oral Communication........................................................................................... 9

Quantitative Reasoning/Scientific Method........................................................................ 10-11

Math............................................................................................................................................... 3

Life Science.................................................................................................................................... 4

Physical Science.......................................................................................................................... 3-4

Critical Inquiry and Aesthetic Analysis....................................................................................... 6

  • Aesthetic Analysis........................................................................................................................ 3
  • Critical Inquiry............................................................................................................................. 3

American Historical and Political Analysis................................................................................. 6

  • American National Government................................................................................................. 3
  • American History........................................................................................................................ 3

• Cultural and Language Analysis............................................................................................ 3-4

  • Second Language........................................................................................................................ 4

OR

  • Cultural Analysis.......................................................................................................................... 3

• Social and Behavioral Analysis................................................................................................. 3

Life Skills........................................................................................................................................ 5

Required Health Course................................................................................................................. 2

  • Elective Life Skills........................................................................................................................ 3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Humanities............................................................................................................................. 45-53

Basic Core Courses........................................................................................................................ 9

Required courses:

HUM 2113 General Humanities: Ancient to Medieval

HUM 2223 General Humanities: Renaissance to Modern

HUM 2423 Non-Western Humanities

Cultural Core Courses................................................................................................................. 15

Selected from the following:

HUM 3013 Bronze Age Humanities

HUM 3033 Medieval Humanities

HUM 3043 Renaissance and Baroque Humanities

HUM 3053 19th & 20th Century Humanities

HUM 3133 Ancient Greek Culture

HUM 3233 Ancient Roman Culture

Other Humanities Courses......................................................................................................... 15

Selected from the following:

HUM 2243 Literature and Culture OR

HUM 2273 Art and Culture OR

HUM 2303 Music and Culture OR

HUM 2333 Philosophy and Culture

HUM 3063 American Humanities

HUM 3073 Native American Humanities

HUM 3083 Film Criticism

HUM 3113 Old Testament Humanities

HUM 3123 New Testament Humanities

HUM 3903 History of Film I

HUM 3913 History of Film II

HUM 4113 World Religions

HUM 4123 Pagan Europe

HUM 4133 Women, Witches, and Religion

HUM 4153 Love

HUM 4223 Jerusalem: One City/Three Religions

HUM 4303 National Cinemas

HUM 3990 Advanced Topics OR

HUM 4910 Seminar in Humanities (maximum 6 hours)

* Up to four (4) hours of an ancient language may be substituted for one of the above courses. Eligible courses include: GRK 1113 Biblical Greek 1, LATN 1114 Elementary Latin I, SNSK 1114 Elementary Sanskrit I, or other language courses approved by the Humanities Program Director.

*Language courses completed in fulfillment of the Other Humanities Courses area cannot be used to satisfy the Modern Language Requirement.

Philosophy Courses...................................................................................................................... 6

History of Philosophy...................................................................................................................... 3

Selected from the following:

PHIL 2153 Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 2173 Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 3133 Modern Philosophy

PHIL 3163 Contemporary Philosophy

Philosophy of Humanities............................................................................................................... 3

Selected from the following:

PHIL 3123 Aesthetics

PHIL 3143 Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 4213 Philosophy of Fiction

Modern Languages Requirement............................................................................................. 0-8

All students completing a B.A. in Humanities shall complete the first two semesters of a second language. Students may alternatively fulfill the language requirement by proof of academic work in the second language (CLEP test through LANG 1224), four years of high school language courses, or transfer work from another institution.

Minor Requirement............................................................................................................... 18-24

All students completing a B.A. in Humanities shall complete one of the following minors:

Art History, Asian Studies, English Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, Geography, Global Studies, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Women's Studies

Electives to bring total to........................................................................................................ 124

Minimum Grade Requirements

1. Average in all college course work and course work at

UCO........................................................................................................................................... 2.50

2. Average in major courses.................................................................................................... 2.75

For other regulations pertaining to graduation, see pages 61-62 of the 2010-2011 catalog.

 

Program: Philosophy

Dept: Humanities

Major: Philosophy

College: Liberal Arts

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Major Code: 5180

Specific courses within the University Core are listed on pages 89-90.

  • Courses from the major may apply to the areas marked in the University Core.

Written and Oral Communication.............................................................................................. 9

Quantitative Reasoning/Scientific Method........................................................................ 10-11

Math............................................................................................................................................... 3

Life Science.................................................................................................................................... 4

Physical Science.......................................................................................................................... 3-4

Critical Inquiry and Aesthetic Analysis....................................................................................... 6

Aesthetic Analysis........................................................................................................................... 3

  • Critical Inquiry............................................................................................................................. 3

American Historical and Political Analysis................................................................................. 6

American National Government.................................................................................................... 3

American History........................................................................................................................... 3

Cultural and Language Analysis............................................................................................... 3-4

  • Second Language........................................................................................................................ 4

OR

Cultural Analysis............................................................................................................................. 3

Social and Behavioral Analysis.................................................................................................... 3

Life Skills........................................................................................................................................ 5

Required Health Course................................................................................................................. 2

Elective Life Skills........................................................................................................................... 3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Philosophy............................................................................................................................. 42-50

Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 3

PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy

Logic3

PHIL 1103 Logic and Critical Thinking

History of Philosophy................................................................................................................... 9

Selected from the following:

PHIL 2153 Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 2173 Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 3133 Modern Philosophy

PHIL 3153 American Philosophic Thought

PHIL 3163 Contemporary Philosophy

Value Theory................................................................................................................................. 6

Selected from the following:

PHIL 1123 Contemporary Moral Problems

PHIL 2073 Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 3103 Ethical Theory

PHIL 3123 Aesthetics

Metaphysics.................................................................................................................................. 3

Selected from the following:

PHIL 3303 Metaphysics

PHIL 3883 Philosophy of Mind

Epistemology................................................................................................................................. 3

PHIL 3403 Theory of Knowledge

Electives in Philosophy............................................................................................................... 15

Modern Language Requirement.............................................................................................. 0-8

All students completing a B.A. in Philosophy shall complete the first two semesters of a second language. Students may alternatively fulfill the language requirement by proof of academic work in the second language (CLEP test through LANG 1224), four years of high school language courses, or transfer work from another institution.

Electives to bring total to........................................................................................................ 124

Minimum Grade Requirements

1. Average in all college course work and course work at UCO...................................... 2.00

2. Average in major courses................................................................................................ 2.50

For other regulations pertaining to graduation, see pages 61-62 of the 2010-2011 catalog.