Philosophy Honors (Option V), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3 Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core (Phil 2200 highly recommended)
3
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core (PHIL 2101 or 2501 highly recommended)
3 U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3
PHIL 3111: Ancient Philosophy
Major
4 PHIL 3121: Modern Philosophy
Major
4
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
PHIL 3320: Foundations of Ethics
Major
4 PHIL 3401 or 3410
Major
4
PHIL 3203 or 3204
Major
3 PHIL 3212 - 3232, or PHIL 3401 -3429, or PHIL 3530, or PHIL 3601, or PHIL 3610, or PHIL 3611 or PHIL 3620, or PHIL 3621
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
PHIL 3105, or PHIL 3111 - 3159, or PHIL 3307 - 3310, or PHIL 3316 - 3319, or PHIL 3323 - 3331, or PHIL 3501 or 3520, or PHIL 3605, or PHIL 3701 - 3921, or PHIL 5201, or PHIL 5210
Major
4 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 10 credits Credits
PHIL 4105 or 4110 or 4201 or 5101 or 5102 or 5110 or 5111*
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
1
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

42 Pathways Credits

29 Major Credits

49 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses.

The Philosophy Honors BA is unique in that students are not necessarily required to take courses in a particular order. There are various course-sequences students can follow to complete the major. The order outlined above is simply one suggestion, among many, and meant more as a general guide for Philosophy majors. Therefore, please feel free to make some adjustments, so long as prerequisite requirements are observed.

*Students must complete at least one seminar with honors credit and with a grade of B or higher. Overall, students must have an academic index of 3.50 or higher in philosophy courses taken to satisfy the major. The department Chair, with the approval of the Chair of the department's curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more course requirements, consistent with the educational goals of the program.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Philosophy
3308 Boylan Hall
Robert Lurz, Chairperson
rlurz@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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