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  Jul 26, 2017
2014-15 Pomona College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG] Use the dropdown above to select the current 2016-17 catalog.

Philosophy Major

Requirements for the Major in Philosophy

The Philosophy Major requires a minimum of eleven courses, including:

  1. 2 courses in Metaphysics & Epistemology & Science:PHIL 030 JT , PHIL 080 PO PHIL 081 PO , PHIL 103 PO , PHIL 104 PO , PHIL 106 PO  or PHIL 120 PO  
  2. 2 courses in Values: any course numbered PHIL 31-38 or PHIL 102 PO  
  3. 2 courses in History: PHIL 040 PO , PHIL 042 PO  or PHIL 043 PO  
  4. One course in Logic PHIL 060 PO  
  5. Two Seminars: any course numbered PHIL 185-186
  6. One additional course (any area any number)
  7. The senior exercise, PHIL 190 PO - Senior Literature Review ; also serves as preparation for PHIL 191 PO - Senior Thesis , which is optional.

 It is recommended that philosophy majors complete their breadth requirements (1-4 above) before the senior year.

Other Information

Students interested in graduate study in philosophy are strongly recommended to take History of Modern Philosophy PHIL 042 PO , Ancient Philosophy PHIL 040 PO  and Ethical Theory PHIL 031 PO . Reading knowledge of French, German, Greek or Latin is an asset for graduate study. For more specific information concerning particular graduate programs, consult members of the faculty.

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