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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History of Philosophy Certificate

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Offered by Philosophy .

This certificate provides a strong foundation in the history of philosophy, including but not restricted to particular historical periods such as Ancient Philosophy and 18th and 19th Century European Philosophy, and particularly for students who aim either to pursue graduate study in philosophy, ancient studies, or history or seek employment in fields with a strong humanities orientation, such as publishing, teaching and education.

Three Credits: (3.00)

Students must complete (1) three-credit 100 or 200 level philosophy course to meet the upper division prerequisite

Three Credits: (3.00)

Student must choose one of the following:


Students completing the History of Philosophy Certificate in addition to other programs must meet the following requirements:

  • Students in the Philosophy, B.A.  or the Philosophy Minor  must complete at least three courses in the list of courses for the History of Philosophy certificate other than PHIL 321  and PHIL 322 .
  • No more than one course used to meet the Philosophy, B.A.  requirements in Logic, Ethics, Metaphysics/Epistemology, and History can be used to meet a certificate’s requirements. 
  • No more than one course used to meet the Philosophy Minor  History requirement can be used to meet a certificate’s requirements.
  • A course meeting one set of Certificate requirements cannot be used to meet another set of Certificate requirements.

Students may petition the Department Chair in order to substitute relevant courses including special or advanced topic courses toward meeting Certificate requirements.


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