Philosophy Undegraduate Program




The Department of Philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, as well as a minor in Philosophy and a minor in Feminist Philosophy to suit student interests.

The course of study is designed to provide a curriculum for students that enhances critical thinking and logical analysis, as well as an introduction to the most important philosophical topics and traditions from the ancient to the contemporary world. Majoring in philosophy offers students the opportunity for self-exploration, while also applying philosophy to practical problems one will likely encounter after graduation.

Students may choose to add philosophy as a major field, while also pursuing another major, i.e. "double-majoring." Double-majoring in philosophy and another field of study will permit the student to develop a broad-based understanding of how to analyze and critically evaluate concepts that arise in the other major field of study.

Note: Students should review the catalog for the academic year when they first enrolled at UTEP because it accurately reflects the requirements for the major and minor. Please review: http://www.utep.edu/catalog.

Also, students should visit the Degree Evaluation and "What-If" Analysis tools page available through Goldmine: http://www.academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.academics.utep.edu/CAPP. Click on the "For Students" button.


B.A. in Philosophy Program of Study



The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy requires 30 semester hours (10 courses) of philosophy, 24 semester hours (8 courses) of which must be completed at or above the 3300-level. The remaining six semester hours may be at any level. In addition, all students must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements.

Course Distribution Requirements

  1. PHIL 1304: Logic
  2. PHIL 2306: Ethics; or, PHIL 3302: Ethical Theory
  3. 3 History of Philosophy courses:
  • PHIL 3314: Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 3317: Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 3335: 20th Century Philosophy
  1. PHIL 4351: Great Philosophers
  2. PHIL 4352: Problems in Philosophy Seminar
  3. 3 semester hours of general philosophy courses (1300, 2300, 3300, or 4300-level)
  4. 6 semester hours of advanced philosophy courses (at or above 3300-level)


Minor in Philosophy



A minor in philosophy requires a minimum of 18 semester hours (6 courses) of philosophy. At least 12 semester hours (4 courses) must be at or above 3300-level. 

Course Distribution Requirements (one of the following)


  • PHIL 3314: Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 3317: Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 3335: 20th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 4351: Great Philosophers, OR
  • PHIL 4352: Problems in Philosophy Seminar
  • Six additional semester hours of general philosophy courses (1300, 2300, 3300, or 4300-level courses)

Minor in Feminist Philosophy



A minor in feminist philosophy requires a minimum of 18 semester hours (6 courses) of either philosophy or women's studies courses. All students minoring in feminist philosophy must complete the following four courses (12 semester hours):
  • WS 2300. Introduction to Women's Studies
  • PHIL 1310. Introduction to Philosophy
  • WS 4310. Feminist Theory
  • PHIL 4307/WS 4307. Feminist Philosophy
Students minoring in feminist philosophy must complete one of the following prescribed electives:
  • PHIL 3341. Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 3302. Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 3311. Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 3325. Social Philosophy
  • PHIL 4301. Bioethics
Students minoring in feminist philosophy must complete one course from either Group A or Group B.

Group A
  • PHIL 4351. Great Philosophers (topic must be appropriate)
  • PHIL 4352. Problems in Philosophy (topic must be appropriate) 
Group B
  • WS 3372. Women and Work in the Sex Industry
  • WS 3301. La Chicana
  • WS 3380. Social Justice Values at Work
  • WS 3392. The Three Waves of Feminism




 




Undergraduate Advisor:

Prof. Aleksander Pjevalica
Worrell Hall 111

Should you be interested in majoring or minoring in philosophy, or minoring in feminist philosophy, email Professor Pjevalica to set up a consultation meeting. 
   
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