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Courses of special interest:

  • Nietzsche and Social Theory
  • Animal Minds/Human Morals
  • Ancient Chinese Thought
  • Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • Ethical Theory
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Black Feminist Theory
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Bioethics

Catalog 2013-2014

Transylvania's philosophy program prepares students to think critically and understand the complex ideas, theories, and practices that inform our contemporary world. This is accomplished through a pluralistic study of the history of philosophy (both Western and Asian), training in logic, and a heavy dose of ethical theory. Our ethics and social-political courses are strong on theory but also address pressing issues in medical and bioethics, law, sex and gender, and the environment.

Philosophy Major/Minor Patterns
Major
10 course units, including:
PHIL 1154 Practical Logic
PHIL 2514 Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
PHIL 2554 History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3414 Ethical Theory
PHIL 4444 Senior Seminar

And one of the following:
PHIL 3404 Epistemology
PHIL 3424 Metaphysics

4 electives
Minor
5 course units, including:
PHIL 2514 Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
PHIL 2554 History of Modern Philosophy

1 3000-level Philosophy course.

2 electives
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