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Major Requirements

Georgia College - Philosophy B.A. 
Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)
      PHIL 2010 Survey of Philosophy (3)
      PHIL 2250 Logic and Critical Thinking (3)
      Foreign Language (9)
      any 1000-2000 level course in ARTS, ECON, HIST, IDST, MUSC, POLS, PSYC, RHET, SOCI, or THEA3-15

PHIL 2010: unless already completed in Area C

Foreign Language: must show competence at the level of the fourth university course (FREN, GRMN, ITAL or SPAN 2002 Intermediate Readings)

A course taken to satisfy an Area F requirement may not also be counted to satisfy a Major Requirement. Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC. 

Major Requirements (24 semester hours)

9 hours chosen from three of the five areas below:

      PHIL 4410 Ethical Theory (3)
      or a PHIL special topics course in this area

      PHIL 4320 Epistemology (3)
      or PHIL 4330 Metaphysics (3)
      or a PHIL special topics course in area

Social and Political Philosophy
      PHIL 4340 Social & Political Philosophy (3)
      or a PHIL special topics course in this area

History of Philosophy
      a PHIL course in this area to be chosen with advisor approval

Philosophy of Art
      a PHIL course in this area to be chosen with advisor approval

Successful completion of a senior capstone experience
PHIL majors can choose, with advisor approval either
      PHIL 4920 Senior Seminar (3)
      or PHIL 4970 Senior Thesis (3) or they may submit one of their papers written in a philosophy seminar to a conference or journal

Major electives (12 hours)
      Additional courses in Philosophy (PHIL) at the 3000-4000 level not counted in another major area
      One 3-hour course from a related discipline may be counted as a major elective, with the approval of the department chair and advisor

Total Credit Hours: 120 Degree Requirements (0-12 semester hours)

Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002). (0-12 hours)  Other Requirements:

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course that counts toward major requirements and in the senior capstone.

A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level. The first-year academic seminar must be completed with a satisfactory grade.  Students who transfer to GCSU are exempt from this requirement. 

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