Philosophy (BA) (16PHILBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing and ResearchH 4 History II1 3
History I1,C 3 Social Science2,D 3
Social Science2,D 3 Mathematics3,A 3
Mathematics3,A 3 Natural Science5,B 3
Foreign Language 2014,K 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
17 13

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Literature6 3 Literature6 3
Social Science2 3 Social Science2 3
Natural Science5,B 4 Logic
(LOG 201, 335, 435 or 437)9
3
Philosophy7,C 3 Free Elective8 3
Free Elective8 3 GEP Additional Breadth
Requirement(MS/NS/E)
3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
History of Philosophy10 3 History of Philosophy10 3
Value Theory11 3 Contemporary Philosophy14 3
PHI 495 Writing in
History of Philosophy12
1 PHI 496 Writing in
Contemporary Philosophy12
1
Arts and Letters Elective13 3 GEP Interdisciplinary
Perspectives RequirementG
2-3
Free Electives8 6 Free Electives8 6
16 15-16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Philosophy Electives15 6 Philosophy Electives15 3
PHI 494 Writing in Ethics12 1 Free Electives8 9
GEP Interdisciplinary
Perspectives RequirementG
3
Free Electives8 6
16 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I, J, K, 16, 17, 18, 19: 120
Major/Program Footnotes
1 History: Six hours. 3 hours from GRP 501 History I (AFS 275 or 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276); 3 hours from GRP 502 History II (HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222,  251, or 252).
2  Social Science: Twelve hours. Four 3-credit courses from three different areas among the following:  ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC chosen from the GEP Social Sciences list.. Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402. Choose 6 hours from the GEP Social Sciences list.
3  Mathematics: Six hours chosen from the GEP Mathematics list. Credit is not given for more than one of MA 121, 131, or 141. Students will not be given credit for MA 111 if they have taken MA 107 or MA 108.
4  Foreign Language Proficiency: Three hours.  GRP 509 Foreign Language 201 (FLA 201, FLC 201, FLF 201, FLG 201, FLH 201, FLI 201, FLJ 201, FLN 201, FLP 201, FLR 201, FLS 201, GRK 201, LAT 201, or PER 201). All CHASS B.A. degree programs require study of one foreign language through at least the first semester of the intermediate level (201-level course). English majors are required to complete through the 202 level, and French and Spanish majors complete more advanced courses in the language of their major. For placement information, high school students should take the SAT II – Foreign Language Test in the foreign language they have studied in high school. Alternatively, students may take the Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language or Literature exam, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Foreign Language or Classical Language exam (Higher Level), or the NC State Foreign Language Placement Test for foreign language placement. The NC State Foreign Language Placement Test is offered in French, German, Latin and Spanish. Opportunity to take it is provided during New Student Orientation and at other times. Students may take the NC State Foreign Language Placement Test only one time in a given language. Students who wish to complete the CHASS foreign language requirement in a language different from the language of their high school foreign language proficiency are not required to take a foreign language placement test. Native speakers of languages other than English do not receive credit for lower division (100- and 200-level) courses in their native language. For these students, a 201-level foreign language course is not a graduation requirement; their foreign language requirement is replaced by a 3-credit free elective. Students must enroll in foreign language at the level at which they are placed. Students who take a 101-level course in the language of their high school foreign language proficiency will not receive graduation credit for the course. 102- and 110-level language courses may count as free electives in all CHASS curricula. Students who place into a 202-level or higher language course will have met the CHASS foreign language requirement and are eligible to receive three hours of advanced placement credit by enrolling in the course into which they are placed and earning a grade of C- or better on the first attempt.
5  Natural Science: Seven hours from the GEP Natural Sciences list, include one laboratory course or course with a lab.
6 Literature: Six hours. 3 hours from GRP 503 Literature I, a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century: ENG 219, 220, 221, or 222; ENG 251*, 261*, or 262*; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202, 293. For English, French and Spanish majors, departmental core requirements satisfy this requirement. *Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262. Honors (HON) courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century. 3 hours from GRP 504 Literature II. Literature Elective at the 200 level or above: AFS 248; ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406,407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487; FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407; FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492; FLG 300, 316, 323; FLN 301, 302, 401; FLR 303, 304; FLS 300, 302, 304, 323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492; GRK 320; HON 202, 293.
7 Philosophy: Any 3-credit hour PHI course from the University-approved GEP Humanities course list. Courses in logic (LOG) or religion (REL) may not be used to meet this requirement. (The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement provides for automatic satisfaction of GEP requirements by designated transfer students under specified conditions. Although a course may serve the latter purpose, it may not thereby also satisfy college or major requirements unless it has already been designated as an equivalent. For a list of transfer equivalents, see http://admissions.ncsu.edu/how-apply/admission-profile/course-equiv.php.
8  No more than 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for Credit Only (S/U).
9 Logic. Three hours. One course from the following list: LOG 201, 335, 435, 437.
10 History of Philosophy: Six hours. Two courses from the following list: PHI 300, PHI 301, PHI 302, PHI 401.
11 Value Theory: Three hours. One course from the following list: PHI 309, PHI 313, PHI 325, PHI 375, PHI 376, PH 420, PHI 422, PHI 475.
12  Writing in Philosophy: Three hours. All of PHI 494, PHI 495, and PHI 496. Students are strongly encouraged to take no more than one of these courses during any one term, and to use at least one 3 credit hour 400-level course as a co-requisite.
13  Arts and Letters Elective: Three hours. One course from the following list: All HA courses, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330,335, 350, 360, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103, 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272, or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310.
14  Contemporary Philosophy: Three hours. One course from the following list: PHI 330, 331, 332, 333, 440, 447.
15  Philosophy Elective: Nine hours. Any PHI or LOG course or equivalent not already taken to satisfy another major requirement.  At least one of the courses taken to to satisfy this or other major requirements must be a 3 credit hour 400-level PHI or LOG course (other than PHI 498 and LOG 498).
16 Credit in the major will be given for PHI 205 only if it is the student’s first PHI course.
17  The Department of Philosophy and Religion does not accept D grades (D-, D, D+) in courses taken to satisfy any major requirements or in ENG 101 taken to satisfy the Introduction to Writing GEP requirement.
18  A major GPA of at least 2.0 is required for graduation.
19.  If a student takes a course that double counts in fulfilling more than one requirement, the student will need to take a free elective course(s) to meet the total of 120 credit hours for graduation. 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: none
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement. none.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Any PHI course on the GEP Humanities list7HI Group I1
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Social Science major requirement2
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list. 
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering (excluding LOG courses and PHI 250)
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: PHI/STS 325, PHI 340, PHI 415, PHI 422, PHI 440, PHI 447.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite.
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite.
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL 102 level is required for graduation.

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