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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Bachelor of Arts 

The Department of Philosophy identifies as its mission (a) to help students to think logically and to evaluate ideas critically by means of courses in which the student learns and develops facility in using logical procedures; (b) to impart a philosophical knowledge of the person and human nature as understood by the different schools of thought that have contributed to the Judaeo-Christian tradition and as fulfilling the mission of Providence College; (c) to impart a knowledge of the person’s heritage by tracing systematically the origin and evolution of philosophical problems and issues in courses on the history of philosophy and philosophical ideas; (d) to enable students to act thoughtfully, both as private  individuals and as citizens, in the light of the best insights available within the Judaeo-Christian tradition; (e) to develop an understanding of philosophy as a liberal discipline, able to provide the insights and perspectives required for critical reflection on and evaluation of other disciplines.

Required Courses

For the major, 33 credits (eleven courses) of philosophy are required. Of the 33 credits (eleven courses), 24 credits (eight courses) must be at the 300-level or above.

Remaining Courses

Any four (4) electives in the department, one of which must fulfill the ethics core requirement.

Suggested Sequence

Freshman Sem. 1

Freshman Sem. 2

Sophomore Sem. 1

Sophomore Sem. 2

Junior Sem. 1

Junior Sem. 2

Senior Sem. 1

  • PHL 315 - Symbolic Logic 3 Credits
  • Core Requirement 3 Credits

  • Free Elective 3 Credits

  • Non-Departmental Elective 3 Credits

  • Departmental Elective 3 Credits

Senior Sem. 2

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