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Old Program Requirements through Spring 2014 (coming soon)


CURRENT DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


M.A. in Philosophy



Total Minimum hours:           30 

Once admitted, students must successfully complete at least 90 credit hours in accordance with the requirements below.

Core requirements                                            6 hours
Proseminar I Proseminar II

Note: Students complete the remaining coursework either through general Course Requirements or by completing the PHR Concentration.


Course Requirements                                      24 hours

Symbolic Logic:
Students should take PHI 5135 Symbolic Logic or an approved substitute, OR pass an examination administered by the Department of Philosophy

Students must complete at least 24 hours of regularly scheduled coursework, with at least one course or graduate seminar in each of the following areas:

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
19th and 20th Century Philosophy
Problems of Knowledge
Problems of Value Theory
Problems of Metaphysics

Courses are selected from the list below, or other courses as approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Annual and Special Evaluations of Graduate Students link



Ph.D. in Philosophy



Total Minimum Hours:      90                                                


Once admitted, students must successfully complete at least 90 credit hours in accordance with the requirements below.

Students holding a Master's degree closely aligned with Philosophy may have the credit hour requirement reduced by 30 hours.


R
equirements                                                      12 hours
Proseminar I and Proseminar II
Symbolic Logic:
Students should take PHI 5135 Symbolic Logic or an approved substitute, OR pass an examination administered by the Department of Philosophy

Coursework                                                          44 hours
Students must complete at least 44 hours of regularly scheduled coursework, with at least one course or graduate seminar in each of the following areas:

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
19th and 20th Century Philosophy
Problems of Knowledge
Problems of Value Theory
Problems of Metaphysics

Courses are selected from the list below, or other courses as approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Language
Students writing about a text or texts written in a language other than English should demonstrate a reading knowledge of that language. Students writing about a text or texts written in English should demonstrate an elementary reading knowledge of at least two other languages in which one finds research or scholarship devoted to the text(s) being studied.

Doctoral Research                                              12 hours
12 credit hours in area(s) of doctoral research

Comprehensive Exam
A comprehensive examination on a required list of readings constructed by the candidate and a committee of examiners

Dissertation                                                        12 hours
PHI 7980 Dissertation (usually 12 hours)
A written prospectus for the dissertation and an oral defense of this prospectus.

Annual and Special Evaluations of Graduate Students link



Course List
PHH 6105

Seminar in Ancient Philosophy

3

PHH 6265

Continental Philosophy I: Phenomenology to Hermeneutics

3

PHH 6266

Continental Philosophy II: Political Theory and Continental Social Theory

3

PHH 6267

Continental Philosophy III: From Structuralism to Deconstructionism

3

PHH 6420

18th Century Philosophy

4

PHH 6435

17th Century Philosophy

4

PHH 6640

Contemporary Continental Philosophy

4

PHH 6938

Seminar in the History of Philosophy

3

PHI 5135

Symbolic Logic

3

PHI 5225

Philosophy of Language

3

PHI 5934

Selected Topics

1‐3

PHI 6305

Seminar in Epistemology

3

PHI 6405

Seminar in the Philosophy of Natural Science

3

PHI 6425

Seminar in the Philosophy of Social Science

3

PHI 6506

Seminar in Metaphysics

3

PHI 6605

Seminar in Ethics

3

PHI 6634

Seminar in Biomedical Ethics

3

PHI 6665

Metaethics

3

PHI 6706

Seminar in the Philosophy of Religion

3

PHI 6808

Seminar in Aesthetics

3

PHM 5125

Topics in Feminist Philosophy

3

PHM 5126

Social Issues in Biomedical Ethics

3

PHM 6105

Seminar in Social Philosophy

3

PHM 6305

Seminar in Political Philosophy

3

PHM 6406

Seminar in the Philosophy of Law

3

PHM 6506

Seminar in the Philosophy of History

3

PHM 6646

Seminar in Development Ethics

3

PHP 6005

Plato

3

PHP 6015

Aristotle

3

PHP 6400

Seminar on Descartes’ Philosophy

4

PHP 6415

Kant

3

PHP 6420

Seminar on Leibniz’s Philosophy

4

PHP 6500

Seminar on Hegels’ Philosophy

4

PHP 6520

Nietzsche and the Nietzscheans

4

PHP 6530

Seminar in German Idealism

4

PHP 6624

Adorno

4

PHP 6640

Foucault

4

 

Annual and Special Evaluations of Graduate Students

All graduate students will be reviewed annually to determine whether or not they are making progress towards the degree, and receiving the proper advice and counsel. There will be an extensive review of each student's progress toward the degree at the end of January in each graduate student's third year of full-time study. If the student is not found to be making satisfactory progress toward the degree, he or she may be given a probationary year in which to remedy the situation and demonstrate that he or she is making progress toward the degree. There will be an extensive review of each student's progress in writing the dissertation two years after he or she has been admitted to candidacy. M.A. students must form a M.A. Thesis Committee after the completion of 18 credit hours. Ph.D. students must form a Doctoral Dissertation Committee after the completion of 36 credit hours and before the completion of 42 credit hours.