Major Requirements

A student majoring in philosophy at Virginia Wesleyan is required to complete a minimum of 32 hours in specified coursework. Students may also choose to increase their opportunities in the workforce and graduate study by double-majoring or minoring. Properly pursued, philosophical study cultivates the appetite and capacity for self examination and reflection, for the open exchange and debate of ideas, for responsible and intelligent participation in community affairs, and for lifelong learning.

Major Requirements: Philosophy (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

PHIL 209: Methods of Logic 4
PHIL 332: Ancient Greek Philosophy 4
PHIL 336: Early Modern Philosophy 4
Choose One from the Following:
PHIL 101: Individual and Society
PHIL 102: Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 105: Meaning, Happiness, and the Good Life
PHIL 204: Philosophical Fiction
PHIL 212: Practical Ethics
PHIL 221/321: Ethics and Health Care
PHIL 272/372: Beyond the Western Tradition
PHIL 304: Environmental Ethics
4
HIL 480: Research in Philosophy 4
Three additional philosophy courses, at least two of which are at the 300/400 level 12
Total 32

Minor Requirements: Philosophy

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

Two Philosophy Courses at the 200-level and above 8
Two additional philosophy courses at the 300/400 level 8
Total 16