Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Philosophy

Academics

Major

Major requirements

Philosophy major worksheet

The major consists of 10 semester courses.

Required courses

PHIL 125 Logic
PHIL 203 Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 207 Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant
PHIL 401 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy (in the senior year)

Special areas

At least one course is required from each of two special areas:

Value theory
PHIL 265 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 311 The Nature of Morality
PHIL 321 Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy

Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 224 Minds and Machines
PHIL 245 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 325 Metaphysics

Electives
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 111 Ethics
PHIL 121 Citizen and Society
PHIL 225 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 233 Philosophy and Literature
PHIL 236 Aesthetics
PHIL 241 Bio-Ethics
PHIL 242 Medical Ethics
PHIL 255 Feminism, Philosophy and the Law
PHIL 260 How Judges Reason
PHIL 329 Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy

At least two courses (in addition to PHIL 401) are required at the 300 level or above. Not more than two courses at the 100 level, other than logic, may count toward the major. Students may be invited by the department to become honors candidates or to elect other independent work.

Guidelines have been established for interdepartmental major programs combining Philosophy with Religion, Political Science or History.

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