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Program Overview

Department of Philosophy Graduate Program Overview (Through 2018-19)

(see below for new program overview starting in 2019-20)

All first and second year students register for Colloquium (PHIL 69997). All graduate assistants register for Colloquium and College Teaching (PHIL 69194). Although these courses extend through the Spring Semester, register in the Fall only.

Details regarding the courses which satisfy the Breadth and Depth requirements are available on the Program Requirements page.

Year One   Year Two  
FALL Semester SPRING Semester FALL Semester SPRING Semester

51038 Intermediate Logic (3 hours)
Breadth Elective (3)
69198 First-Year Paper (1)
69997 Colloquium (1)
69194 College Teaching (GAs only) (1)

TOTAL Hours  = 8/9

60191 Graduate Seminar (3)
Breadth Elective (3)
Breadth Elective (3)

TOTAL Hours = 9

60191 Graduate Seminar (3)
69199 Thesis I (4)
69997 Colloquium (1)
69194 College Teaching (GAs only) (1)

TOTAL Hours = 8/9

Depth Elective (3)
Depth Elective (3)
69199 Thesis I (2)

TOTAL Hours = 8

TOTAL HOURS (non-GA/GA): 33/35

NOTE: One graduate course in a discipline outside philosophy may be taken as an elective.

 

NEW Graduate Program Overview (beginNING in 2019-20)

All first and second year students register for Graduate Proseminar (PHIL 69101). in addition, All graduate assistants register for College Teaching (PHIL 69194) each year. Although these courses extend through the Spring Semester, students register for them in the Fall only.

Year One   Year Two  
FALL Semester SPRING Semester FALL Semester SPRING Semester

51038 Intermediate Logic (3 hours)
Elective (3)
69101 Graduate Proseminar (3)
69194 College Teaching (GAs only) (1)

TOTAL: 9 or 10 credit hours

60191 Graduate Seminar (3)
Electives (6)

TOTAL: 9 credit hours

60191 Graduate Seminar (3)
69199 Thesis I (4)
69101 Graduate Proseminar (3)
69194 College Teaching (GAs only) (1)

TOTAL: 10 or 11 credit hours

Electives (6)
69199 Thesis I (2)

TOTAL: 8 credit hours

TOTAL HOURS: 36 (non-GA) or 38 (GA)books-quill

NOTE: Elective coursework may include one graduate course in a discipline outside philosophy.