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PHILOSOPHY COURSE CLUSTERS

Our philosophy major and minor permits a wide freedom of choice regarding which philosophy courses to take.  To assist students in choosing courses, below are some clusters of courses that are related in their subject matter.

We recommend that students take courses from more than one cluster in order to acquire breadth of learning in the discipline of philosophy.  With that being said, we do also recommend depth of learning, and toward that end, we hope that the clusters we identify below will give some guidance to students as they plan their studies within the major or minor.

Knowledge and Reality
PHIL 10100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 10200 Introduction to Philosophy: Greek Foundations
PHIL 20300 Introduction to Logic
PHIL 20800 Puzzles & Paradoxes
PHIL 27500 American Pragmatism
PHIL 30100 God, Self, World: Seventeenth Century Philosophy
PHIL 30200 Perception, Causation, and the Limits of Human Reason: Eighteenth-Century
 
PHIL 31100 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 32100 Intermediate Logic
PHIL 34800 Epistemology: Theories of Knowledge and Justified Belief
PHIL 35000 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 35500 Metaphysics
PHIL 36000 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 36200 Philosophy of Language

Ethics and Political Theory
PHIL 10100 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 20400 Choosing Wisely: An Introduction to Rational Choice
PHIL 21200 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 22000 Introduction to Political Philosophy
PHIL 23000 Bioethics
PHIL 25200 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 26000 Difference and Community
PHIL 26500 Philosophical Problems in the Law
PHIL 33000 The Good Life
PHIL 34000 Global Ethics
PHIL 35200 Moral Philosophy
PHIL 38400 Existentialism

Art
PHIL 22300 Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
PHIL 24000 Philosophy in Film
PHIL 28600 Philosophy in Literature
PHIL 32600 Seminar in Aesthetics
PHIL 37500 The Philosophy of Culture

History of Philosophy
PHIL 10200 Introduction to Philosophy: Greek Foundations
PHIL 20100 Plato and Aristotle
PHIL 27500 American Pragmatism
PHIL 30100 God, Self, World: Seventeenth Century Philosophy
PHIL 30200 Perception, Causation, and the Limits of Human Reason: Eighteenth-Century  
PHIL 38100 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy  
PHIL 38200 Language, Mind, and Meaning: Themes in Twentieth Century Philosophy