Master of Arts Major in Philosophy

The Master of Arts programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to pursue doctoral studies and to competently teach philosophy courses at the undergraduate level.

Curriculum

 

REQUIRED COURSES - 9 units

                          PHILO 292     Methods of Research                               3 units

                          PHILO 201     Advanced Reflexive Metaphysics            3 units

                          PHILO 202     Theory of Knowledge                               3 units

 

FIELD OF CONCENTRATION COURSES - 15 units         

Any five courses from the List of Course Offerings with the approval of the Academic Adviser.

 

ELECTIVES - 6 units          

Any two courses from any field with the approval of the Academic Adviser.

 

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS             

                          PHILO 296    Comprehensive Examinations

 

THESIS WRITING AND ORAL DEFENSE - 6 units*

                          PHILO 299.1    Thesis 1
                          PHILO 299.2    Thesis 2
                          PHILO 299.4    Oral Defense
* The units for the thesis are credited after the student passes the oral defense and submits the final revised copy of the thesis.