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Philosophy (Ethics, Law, and Politics Specialization), B.A.


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Description


The Philosophy degree with specialization in Ethics, Law, and Politics is designed to provided understanding of the basic areas of philosophy as well as more intense and focused understanding of ethical theory, philosophy of law, and political philosophy.

Contact Information


108A Edmund J. Cain Hall
(775) 784-6846

College of Liberal Arts Advising http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 42 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-45 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

B. Mathematics (3-5 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (36 units)


D. Group C - Ethics and Value Theory (15 units)


Select two courses (3 units each) from the following Core Group in consultation with your advisor.

Note:


With approval of your advisor, (a) other 400-level courses in philosophy whose topic in a particular semester focuses on ethics, law, or politics, or (b) other 400-level courses in other programs. Allowable courses from other programs cannot exceed 3 units in Group C.

IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Philosophy Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

V. Electives (0-24 units)


VI. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (14-16 units)


  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units) *
  • Core Curriculum Math (3-6 units)*
  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units)
  • Core Curriculum Social Science (3 units)
  • General Elective (0-1 units)
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  • * English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

Spring Semester (16-17 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15-16 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • PHIL ELP Group C (any course not already taken) (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • Minor (2 courses at 300-400 level) (6 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)


  • PHIL ELP Group C (any course not already taken) (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Degree Electives (300-400 level) (6 units)

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