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Philosophy

Philosophy B.A. (2012-2013 catalog requirements)

Three-Year Academic Plan 

This is a breakdown of how a student, knowing they wanted to be a philosophy major upon entering OU, could complete the General Education, College Exploratory and major requirements within a 3-year period of time. This plan is an example only and not a guarantee of course offerings.

 *Based on minimum ACT of 16 English or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents.

Year

Fall

Winter

Summer I / II

Total

1

4 – PHL Elective  (PHL 101 or 103  suggested

for G.E. Western Civ. and pre-reqs)

4 – WRT 150

4 – G.E. Category

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PHL Logic Elective (PHL 107 suggested for G.E. Formal Reasoning)

4 – PHL Elective

4 – WRT 160

4 – G.E. Category

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – G.E. Category

4 – Elective

 

 

 

 

TOTAL – 8 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 credits

2

4 – PHL 204

4 – PHL Law/Ethics Elective

4 – G.E. Category

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PHL 206

4 – PHL Content Elective

4 – G.E. Category

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – G.E. Category

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

 

TOTAL – 12 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

44 credits

3

4 – PHL Content Elective

4 – PHL Law/Ethics Elective

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – PHL 465

4 – PHL 300/400-level Elective

4 – CAS Exploratory Req.

4 – Elective

 

TOTAL – 16 credit hours

4 – Elective

4 – Elective

 

 

 

TOTAL – 8 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

40 credits

Total = 124 credits

 

Many other options are possible.   This table shows only one of many ways to complete a philosophy degree in three years.  The model assumes a student takes Introduction to Philosophy (PHL 101) in the first term.  Although most students majoring in philosophy in three years will begin with a 100-level class, it need not be 101.  The student should know that 204 is taught every fall term and 206 and 465 every winter term.   The term “elective” may not be completely “free” in that this table does not address the university requirement of having 32 credits at the 300/400 level.  

Please note: Student on scholarship or financial aid must be in a minimum of 12 credits per semester


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