Philosophy (Course 24-1)
Bachelor of Science in Philosophy
General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.
|Summary of Subject Requirements||Subjects|
|Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [between three and six subjects can be from the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.||8|
|Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement||2|
|Laboratory Requirement (12 units)||1|
|Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree||17|
|Physical Education Requirement|
|Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.|
Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.
|Required Subjects 1||Units|
|Select one introductory philosophy subject (number range 24.00-24.09) 2||12|
|Select one of the following History of Philosophy subjects: 3||12|
|Classics of Western Philosophy|
|Topics in the History of Philosophy (CI-M)|
|Select one of the following Knowledge and Reality subjects:||12|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Philosophical Issues in Brain Science|
|Minds and Machines|
|Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics|
|Theory of Knowledge|
|Philosophy of Perception|
|Topics in the Philosophy of Science|
|Introduction to Philosophy of Language (CI-M)|
|Language and Power (CI-M)|
|Philosophy of Mathematics|
|Foundations of Probability|
|Select one of the following Value subjects:||12|
|Philosophy and the Arts|
|Moral Problems and the Good Life|
|Good Food: The Ethics and Politics of Food|
|The Ethics of Climate Change|
|Moral Psychology (CI-M)|
|Literature and Philosophy|
|Decisions, Games and Rational Choice|
|Philosophy of Law (CI-M)|
|Topics in Social Theory and Practice|
|Select one of the following Logic subjects: 4||12|
|Paradox and Infinity|
|Classical Set Theory|
|Theory of Models|
|24.260||Topics in Philosophy (CI-M)||12|
|Select a coherent program of five additional subjects, two of which must be in philosophy, with approval of the major advisor.||60|
|Units in Major||132|
|Unrestricted Electives 5||84-120|
|Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs||(36-72)|
|Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree||180|
The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.
No more than four of the total number of philosophy subjects for the major may be introductory philosophy subjects. At least three of the total number of philosophy courses must be at the 200 level or above.
The introductory subject cannot also be used as a departmental distribution subject. Students may substitute an appropriate philosophy concourse subject.
Students may substitute another subject with a history of philosophy orientation, with the approval of the major advisor in consultation with the instructor.
Students may select a logic subject from another department (e.g., Mathematics) with the approval of their major advisor.
This chart has been calculated based on an overlap of 36 units (three subjects) between the HASS General Institute Requirement and the departmental requirements. Students who develop a program of study with more overlap will be able to select more unrestricted electives to meet the number of total units beyond the GIRs required for an SB degree.