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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY

The major in Philosophy consists of 36 credits or 12 one-semester courses of three (3) credits each. In addition to the 36 credits students must complete PHIL3099 Research Paper in Philosophy (approved substitute for HUMN3099 which is six (6) credits. Students should note that long-term planning is required for this major because some courses are offered in alternating years. For further information on the courses being offered this year, please contact the Department of History and Philosophy or check our website http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/

Level I

Major Requirements

  • 1.

    PHIL1002 Introduction to Ethics and Applied Ethics

  • 2.

    PHIL1003 Introduction to Philosophy

  • 3.

    PHIL1300 Critical Thinking and Informal Logic

  • 4.

    Plus one (1) Level I Philosophy course

Faculty Requirements

  • 5.

    FOUN1001 English for Academic Purposes

  • 6.

    Either FOUN1002 Language: Argument OR FOUN1003 Rhetoric I: The Writing Process

  • 7.

    One (1) Level I elective from within the Faculty, but outside of this Major

  • 8.

    One (1) Beginners’ Foreign Language course* OR Level I elective from within the Faculty, but outside of this Major

9-10. Two (2) Level I electives from any Faculty

*See foreign lAnguAge requirement on p. 28 for more details.

Faculty Requirements

  • 6.

    FOUN1210 Science, Medicine and Technology in Society

  • 7.

    FOUN1301 Law, Governance, Economy and Society in

the Caribbean 8-10. Plus three (3) Level II electives from any Faculty

Level III

Major Requirements

1-3.

Any three (3) Level III Philosophy courses

Faculty Requirements

4-5.

PHIL3099 Research in Philosophy – Interrogating Perennial

Issues and Great Thinkers in Philosophy (6 credits) 6-10. And five (5) Level III electives from any Faculty

Level II

Major Requirements

1. 2. 3.

PHIL2003 Philosophy of the Mind PHIL2901 Problems of Knowledge PHIL2904 Philosophical Logic

4-5.

Two (2) Level II Philosophy courses

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