Degree Requirements

Major and Minor Requirements

Below students can find the requirements for completion of the major and minor. 

Dr. Brandon Hogan
Locke Hall 222
brandon.hogan@howard.edu

Major Requirements

Core Courses

I. Required Core Courses (12 credits total)

Phil 110 Classical Ethics

Phil 151 Metaphysics OR Phil 150 Epistemology

Phil 175 Symbolic Logic

Phil 179 History of Africana Philosophy

History Courses

II. History of Philosophy Courses (3 credits total)

3 credits from any of the following:

Phil 149: Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Phil 160: Pre-Socratic Philosophy

Phil 161: Introduction to Plato

Phil 163: Medieval Philosophy

Phil 165: German Idealism

Phil 168: Seminar on Heidegger

Phil 169: Seminar on Nietzche

Phil 170: Ancient Greek Philosophy

Phil 171: Ancient Egyptian Philosophy

Phil 182: Seminar on Plato

Phil 183: Seminar on Aristotle

Phil 184: Modern Philosophy: 17th and 18th Centuries

Phil 185: Rationalism and Empiricism

Phil 186: Philosophy of Kant

Phil 187: Philosophy of Hegel

Phil 188: Philosophy of Kierkegaard

Phil 189: 19th Century Philosophy

Phil 190: Contemporary Philosophy

Phil 197: Philosophy of William James

Senior Courses

III. Senior Courses (3 credits total)

PHIL 200: Senior Seminar

OR

PHIL 196 : Senior Colloquium

Elective Courses

IV. Elective Courses (15 credits total)

15 additional credits in any classes numbered PHIL 100-PHIL 200

Phil 112: Intro to Social and Political Philosophy

Phil 114: Feminist Philosophy

Phil 120: Intro to Existentialism

Phil 140: Contemporary Moral Issues

Phil 142: Topics in African Philosophy

Phil 143: Topics in African American Philosophy

Phil 147: Ethics and Public Policy

Phil 148: Environmental Ethics

Phil 150: Epistemology

Phil 151: Metaphysics

Phil 153: Philosophy of Culture

Phil 155: Philosophy of Law

Phil 156: Pragmatism

Phil 162: African American Philosophy

Phil 169: Seminar on Nietzsche

Phil 172: African Philosophy

Phil 175: Symbolic Logic

Phil 177: Philosophy of Social Science

Phil 178: Philosophy of Mind

Phil 179: History of Africana Philosophy

Phil 180: Value Theory

Phil 187: Philosophy of Hegel

Phil 190: Contemporary Philosophy

Phil 193: Comparative Philosophy

Minor

Core Courses

I. Core Courses (6 credits)

Any 6 credits from the following courses:

Phil 110: Classical Ethics

Phil 150: Epistemology

Phil 151: Metaphysics

Phil 175: Symbolic Logic

Phil 179: History of Africana Philosophy

Elective Courses

II. Elective Courses (12 credits)

Any 12 additional credits from courses numbered from Phil 100 to Phil 200