Philosophy (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication and Philosophy

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

2015-2016 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

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: 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.
    Acceptable Substitute: None

  3. Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    PHH 3050 Phi: History Texts Methods I (3)
    PHH 4051 Phi: History Texts Methods II (3)
    PHI 3130 Logic and Disputation (3)
    PHI 4938 Capstone Seminar in Philosophy (3)

  4. Restricted Electives in the Major (21 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.  Courses used to fulfill the requirement in one group cannot be used to fulfill the requirement in another group.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    PHI 3320 Reasoning and Argumentation (3)
    PHI 3670 Ethics in Theory and Practice (3)
    PHI 3720 Faith and Reason (3)

    Select 9 credits from the following:
    PHH 3501 Marx, Freud and other Heretics (3)
    PHH 3931 ST 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)

    Select 9 credits 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 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 Theorists (3)


  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of the College-Level 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.

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: 8/30/2015.