Philosophy

Description
The concentration in philosophy provides students with an understanding of philosophical inquiry and method. The concentration offers an introduction to central themes both in the history of philosophy and in the current literature. Students have the opportunity to sharpen their critical reasoning skills while addressing profound questions regarding the nature of existence, knowledge, law, morality, politics, and science. Students should consult with an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies about a proposed selection of courses before registering.

Requirements

  • No more than two courses may be taken in any one philosophical sub-discipline.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours which includes 12 upper division hours. At least 6 upper division hours must be in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students should consult with an academic advisor in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies about a proposed selection of courses before registering.

Epistemology

PHI 313 Probability, Evidence, and Decision (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 119 (or higher); Min 30 hours; Credit allowed for HPS 313 or PHI 313)

PHI 314 Philosophy of Science, HU (3)

PHI 325: Philosophy of Social Science (HU or SB) (3)

PHI 330 Theory of Knowledge, HU (3)

Ethics / Political Philosophy

PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics, HU (3)

PHI 107 Introduction to Philosophy of Sex and Love, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only PHI 107 or PHI 394 (Philosophy of Sex and Love))

PHI 120 Introduction to Medical and Bioethics, HU (3)

PHI 306 Applied Ethics, HU (3)

PHI 307 Philosophy of Law, HU (3)

PHI 310 Environmental Ethics, HU (3)

PHI 320 Bioethics, HU (3)

PHI 324 Existential Ethics, HU (3) 

PHI 326 Philosophy of Happiness (3)

PHI 335 History of Ethics, HU (3)

PHI 336 Social and Political Philosophy, HU (3)

PHI 337 Ethical Theory, HU (3)

PHI 338 Metaethics (3) (Credit is allowed for only PHI 338 or PHI 420 (Metaethics))

PHI 347 Philosophical Theories of Consitututional Interpretation (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum 25 hours)

PHI 360 Business and Professional Ethics, HU (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 45 hours)

PHI 370 Sports Ethics, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 25 hours; Credit is allowed for only PHI 370 or PHI 394 (Sports Ethics))

PHI 405 Moral Psychology (3) (Prerequisite(s): Philosophy undergraduate student; Minimum 56 hours; Credit is allowed for only PHI 405 or 420 (Moral Psychology))

PHI 406 Moral Dilemmas, L or HU (3)

PHI 408 Feminist Ethics, HU (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 45 hours)

PHI 409 Eco-Community Ethics, HU (3) 

History

PHI 304 Existentialism, HU (3)

PHI 328 History of Ancient Philosophy, HU & H (3)

PHI 329  History of Modern Philosophy, HU & H (3)

PHI 401 Rationalism (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 56 hours)

PHI 402 Empiricism, HU (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 56 hours)

PHI 403 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, HU (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 56 hours)

Logic

PHI 103 Principles of Sound Reasoning, L or HU (3)

PHI 333 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3)

PHI 413 Advanced Symbolic Logic (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 56 hours)

Metaphysics

PHI 318 Philosophy of Religion, HU (3)

PHI 331 Philosophy of Language, HU (3)

PHI 332 Metaphysics, HU (3)

PHI 334 Philosophy of Mind, HU (3)

Other

PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy, HU (3)

PHI 311 Philosophy and Literature, HU (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 45 hours)

PHI 319 Philosophy, Computing and Artificial Intelligence, CS (3)

PHI 322 History and Philosophy of Sustainability (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 or 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 25 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 308 or PHI 322 or SOS 309 or BIO/HST/PHI/SOS 394 (History & Philosophy of Sustainability))

PHI 339 Philosophy of Art, HU (3)

PHI 390 Jewish Philosophy (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
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DARs Code

DARs Code

LAPHIEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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