Philosophy (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication and Philosophy

http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Philosophy/index.asp
(239) 590-7196

2014-2015 Catalog Year

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Complete common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

Program Requirements

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.
    • Communication (6 hrs)
      1. ENC 1101 (3)
      2. ENC 1102 (3)
    • Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. STA 2023 (3)
    • Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. HUM 2510 (3)
      2. PHI 2000 (3) recommended
      3. REL 2306 (3) recommended
    • Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
      1. MAN 2062 (3) recommended
    • Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately
  2. Common Prerequisites

    Students are encouraged to take several courses with the prefixes of PHH, PHI, PHM, PHP, or REL as part of their lower division requirements or electives.

  3. Required Courses in the Major (15 hrs)
    • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    • PHH 3050 Philosophy: History Texts Methods I (3)
    • PHH 4051 Philosophy: History Texts Methods II (3)
    • PHI 3130 Logic and Disputation (3)
    • PHI 4938 Capstone Seminar in Philosophy (3)

  4. Electives in the Major (21 hrs)
    1. Select 3 hours from the following philosophical reasoning and argumentation courses:
      • PHI 3320 Reasoning and Argumentation (3)*
      • PHI 3670 Ethics in Theory and Practice (3)*
      • PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)*

    2. Select 9 hours from the following:
      • PHH 3501 Marx, Freud and Other Heretics (3)
      • PHH 3931 Special Topics in the History of Philosophy (3) (may be repeated once)
      • PHI 3320 Reasoning and Argumentation (3)*
      • PHI 4905 Directed Independent Study (3)
      • PHM 4123 Feminist Philosophy (3)
      • PHP 3786 Existentialism (3)
      • PHP 4930 Major Figures in Philosophy (3) (may be repeated once)

    3. Select 9 hours from the following:
      • LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
      • LIT 4934 Advanced Topics in Crit Theory (3)
      • PHH 3801 Self in Eastern Philosophy (3)
      • PHI 3223 Philosophy of Human Communication (3)
      • PHI 3550 Philosophy of Nature (3)
      • PHI 3670 Ethics in Theory and Practice (3)*
      • PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)*
      • PHI 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy (3)
      • PHI 3941 Philosophy Internship (1-3)
      • PHI 4905 Directed Independent Study (3)
      • PHM 3101 Philosophies of Liberation (3)
      • PHM 3351 Philosophy of Human Rights (3)
      • POT 3003 Political Theory (3)

        *Courses used to complete the requirement in 4A cannot also be used to fulfill a requirement in 4B or 4C.

  5. University Requirements (3 hrs)
    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 hours must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C for each course used to satisfy the following categories: common prerequisites, required courses in the major, and electives in the major.
  • Satisfaction of the Communication and Computation Skills, and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

For All Majors: Students are strongly recommended to select required lower division electives that will enhance their General Education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 12/19/2014.