The major program in philosophy, besides offering a solid foundation for advanced study in philosophy and enriching programs in other disciplines, develops the skills for analytical and critical thinking, effective communication and rational decision needed in a wide range of endeavors.


New Minor in Ethics

The minor in ethics allows undergraduate students in any field to pursue a concentration of studies in ethics from multiple perspectives: theoretical and practical, philosophical and empirical/ interdisciplinary. The goal is to encourage analytical reflection on the principles and situations of ethical action, social, interpersonal, or individual, in historical and contemporary contexts. The ethics minor requires PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy, PHIL 205 Contemporary Moral Problems, PHIL 206 Contemporary Moral Issues: Experiential, PHIL 305 Ethics, one other PHIL course at the 200-300 level, and one of several identified courses in a field other than philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy Presents

On Tuesday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Seloua Luste Boulbina, Directrice de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, will lead a translation workshop using texts from Francophone Caribbean philosophers in Clark Hall 206. On Wed, February 26, she will also give a lecture entitled Cold Case? Postcolonial Philosophy in France, also in Clark 206. Dr. Luste Boulbina holds her agrégation in philosophy and has advanced degrees in both philosophy and political science from Université de Paris I, X, and VII. For more information, click here.