Loyola University Maryland

Philosophy Department

A Typical Major or Minor in Philosophy

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MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY

Bachelor of Arts

Requirements for a major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year

Fall Term

    PL201 Foundations of Philosophy*
    WR100 Effective Writing**
    Language Core
    Math/Science Core
    Social Science Core

Spring Term

    HS101 Europe and the World Since 1500**
    PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course*
    Language Core or
    Elective
    Math/Science Core
    Social Science Core

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

    EN101 Understanding Literature
    TH201 Introduction to Theology*/** or
    Elective
    Fine Arts Core
    Math/Science Core**
    Philosophy Elective*

Spring Term

    English Core
    History Core**
    Theology Core** or
    Elective
    Philosophy Elective*
    Philosophy Elective*

Junior Year

Fall Term

    TH201 Introduction to Theology*/** or
    Elective
    Ethics Core**
    Philosophy Elective*
    Nondepartmental Elective
    Elective

Spring Term

    Theology Core** or
    Elective
    Philosophy Elective*
    Philosophy Elective*
    Elective

Senior Year

Fall Term

    Philosophy Elective*
    Philosophy Elective*
    Nondepartmental Elective
    Elective
    Elective

Spring Term

    Philosophy Elective*
    Philosophy Elective*
    Nondepartmental Elective
    Elective
    Elective

* Required for major.

** Terms may be interchanged.

  1. Philosophy Core Requirements: All students must take the PL200-level core sequence which consists ofPL201 and a second 200-level philosophical perspectives course or the honors equivalent.
  2. PL201 is a prerequisite for all other philosophy courses. Two PL200-level courses are required for all 300- and 400-level courses.
  3. Ethics Core Requirements: Each student must take one course in ethics. This course may be elected from those offered by the Philosophy Department (PL300-319) or from the courses in Christian ethics offered by the Theology Department (TH300-319).
  4. Major Requirements: In addition to PL201, one other PL200-level offering, and 10 PL300- or 400-level courses must be taken. One course may be the ethics core requirement, provided this course is chosen from PL300-319.
  5. PL202-250 may be taken as free electives. They do not count toward a philosophy major or minor.
  6. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY

Five philosophy courses must be taken in addition to PL201 and one other PL200-level offering. One course may be the ethics core requirement, provided this course is chosen from PL300-319.


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