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Philosophical Studies

Individual Majors (Involving Philosophical Studies)

Core Curriculum: (24 units) Required for all individual majors involving philosophical studies
Required:

Choice of:

PHIL 105    The Western Intellectual Traditions: from the Greeks to the Post-Moderns

OR

PHIL 204    Introduction to Philosophy

Plus:
PHIL 208    Logic: How to Think Accurately   
PHIL 317    Foundation of Western Thought: from the Greeks to the Middle Ages   
PHIL 318    The Making of Modern Thought: from Rationalism to Pragmaticism   
PHIL 319    Contemporary Thought: from Logical Positivism to Postmodernism   
PHIL 327    Asian Philosophical Traditions: India, China, & Japan

GENERAL PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES

Required: 60 units (30 upper division), as follows:
Core Curriculum
The following courses
12 units of Philosophy & Religion selected from:   
PSYC 488C    Psychology of Religion   
RELG 235    Introduction to Religious Studies   
Plus, choice of:   
RELG 237    World Religions    OR
RELG 306    Sacred Texts: The Literature of the World’s Religions    OR
RELM 444    Comparative Religions   
Plus, 12 units of Philosophy & Natural Science selected from:       
NSCI 404    Humans and the Environment   
NSCI 405    Scientific Thinking and Religious Belief   
NSCI 406    Nature and Human Values   
NSCI 407    Religion and Rationality   
Plus, 12 units of Philosophy & Human Science selected from:       
RELE 447    Religion and Society   
RELT 464    Religious Development and Moral Learning   
SOCI 374    Impacts of Globalization   
SOCI 404    Foundations of Social Thought

PHILOSOPHY & COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Required: 60 units (30 upper division), as follows:
Core Curriculum
The following courses:
4 units of Philosophy of Science:   
PSYC 478    History and Systems of Psychology   
Plus, 32 units of Cognitive Science selected from:   
BIOL 439    Neurobiology   
BIOL 469    Animal Behavior   
NEUR 261    Introduction to Neuroscience   
PSYC 374    Cognitive Psychology   
PSYC 435    Learning and Behavior   
PSYC 452    Behavioral Neurobiology   
PSYC 456    Sensation and Perception   
PSYC 484C    Perceptual and Cognitive Development

PHILOSOPHY & CULTURAL STUDIES

Required: 60 units (30 upper division), as follows:
Core Curriculum
The following courses:
12 units of Moral & Political Philosophy selected from:   
PHIL 404    Foundations of Social Thought   
PHIL 405    Moral Philosophy: Conduct and Character   
PHIL 454    Applied Ethics and Social Issues   
PHIL 474    Political Philosophy: Justice, Power, & Community   
PHIL 485    American Political Thought   
Plus, 8 units of Philosophy & Literary Theory selected from:       
PHIL 487A    Classical Rhetoric and Criticism   
PHIL 487B    Contemporary Literary Criticism   
Plus, 16 units of Cultural Studies selected from:   
ANTH 275    Understanding Cultural Exchange   
ANTH 325    Peoples of the World   
COMM 344    Gender and Communication   
HIST 366    Concepts in Gender Studies   
HIST 430D    Gender and Work   
HIST 430Q    Asian-American History   
HIST 430R    Popular Culture in the United States   
HPSC 106    Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American History   
SOCI 307    Diversity in America   
SOCI 314    Sociology of Love and Marriage   
SOCI 345    Social Organization   
SOCI 374    Impacts of Globalization   
SOCI 414    The Family   
SOCI 418    Sexual Behavior and Gender Roles

PHILOSOPHY & INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Required: 64 units (30 upper division), as follows:
Core Curriculum
The following courses:
24 units of Intellectual History selected from:   
RELH 445    History of Christianity I: Formation   
RELH 446    History of Christianity II: Reformation   
RELH 447    History of Christianity III: Transformation   
HIST 430R    Popular Culture in the United States   
PHIL 485    American Political Thought   
PSYC 478    History and Systems of Psychology   
Plus, 16 units of Historical Inquiry:   
HPSC 275    Critical Analysis   
HPSC 375    Research Methods   
HPSC 497    Senior Colloquium   
HPSC 498    Senior Thesis

PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, & ECONOMICS

Required: 60 units (30 upper division), as follows:
Core Curriculum
The following courses:
16 units of Moral & Political Philosophy selected from:   
PHIL 404    Foundations of Social Thought   
PHIL 405    Moral Philosophy: Conduct and Character   
PHIL 454    Applied Ethics and Social Issues   
PHIL 474    Political Philosophy: Justice, Power & Community
PHIL 485    American Political Thought   
Plus, 12 units of Economics selected from:   
ECON 254    Principles of Macroeconomics   
ECON 255    Principles of Microeconomics   
Plus, choice of:   
ECON 357    International Economics   
ECON 366    Economic Growth and Development   
Plus, 8 units of American Law & Politics:   
PLSC 225    Introduction to Law   
PLSC 316    Comparative Government

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

Required: 60 units (30 upper division), as follows:
Core Curriculum
The following courses:
12 units of Philosophy & Phenomenology of Religion selected from:   
PHIL 436    Philosophy of Religion: God, Faith and Reason   
PSYC 488C    Psychology of Religion   
RELG 235    Introduction to Religious Studies   
Plus, choice of:   
RELG 237    World Religions    OR
RELG 306    Sacred Texts: The Literature of the World’s                 Religions    OR
RELM 444    Comparative Religions   
Plus, 12 units of Philosophy & Human Science   
ANTH 325    Peoples of the World   
RELE 447    History of Christianity III: Transformation   
RELT 464    Religious Development and Moral Learning   
Plus, 12 units of History of Christianity selected from:   
RELH 445    History of Christianity I: Formation   
RELH 446    History of Christianity II: Reformation   
RELH 447    History of Christianity III: Transformation   
RELH 448    Theology in the 20th Century

PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY

Required: 60 units (30 upper division), as follows:
Core Curriculum
The following courses:
12 units of Moral & Political Philosophy selected from:   
PHIL 404    Foundations of Social Thought   
PHIL 405    Moral Philosophy: Conduct and Character   
PHIL 454    Applied Ethics and Social Issues   
PHIL 474    Political Philosophy: Justice, Power, &             Community   
Plus, 16 units of Theology:   
PHIL 436    Philosophy of Religion   
RELT 434    Dimensions of Salvation   
RELT 435    Christian Understanding of God and Humankind
RELT 453    Christian Theology   
Plus, 8 units of Ethics selected from:   
RELE 447    Religion and Society   
RELE 448    Christian Professional and Business Ethics   
RELE 455    Christian Understanding of Sexuality   
RELE 459    Issues in Religious Ethics

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