Philosophy with Specialization in Social Justice, Ethics and Law, B.A.

Philosophy involves critical inquiry about ourselves and the world we inhabit. The study of Philosophy develops many skills, such as critical thinking, reasoning and argumentation, clear communication about complex topics, careful consideration of multiple perspectives on the same topic, and thoughtful consideration of ethics and values in public and private spheres.

Philosophy majors pursue many different paths, including graduate programs, law school, medical school, and careers in a diversity of professions. For recent data, see "Why Major in Philosophy?" and "Philosophy as a Pre-Law Major."

CCSU offers a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Philosophy with Specialization in Social Justice, Ethics, and Law.

A minor is required with this major. Double majors are exempt from a minor.

Requirements: (39 credits)

Requirements include: Foundation (3 credits), Core (18 credits), Alternative Traditions (3 credits), and Electives (15 credits). Students pursuing the Philosophy B.A. will select electives from the "Electives: Philosophy B.A." course list. Students pursuing the Philosophy B.A. with Specialization in Social Justice, Ethics, and Law will select electives from the "Electives: Philosophy B.A. with Specialization in Social Justice, Ethics, and Law" course list.

Foundation (3 credits)

Any 100-level PHIL course.

PHIL 100Search in Philosophy

3

PHIL 112Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL 125Introduction to Philosophy through Popular Culture

3

PHIL 135Nature, Mind, and Science

3

PHIL 144Moral Issues

3

Core (18 credits)

PHIL 221Introduction to Modern Logic

3

PHIL 230Ancient Greek Philosophy

3

PHIL 310Philosophy Research and Writing

3

PHIL 330Early Modern Philosophy

3

PHIL 344Topics in Philosophical & Social Justice

3

or

PHIL 346Theoretical and Practical Ethics

3

PHIL 400Seminar in Philosophy

3

Alternative Traditions (3 credits)

PHIL 250Introduction to Asian Philosophy

3

or

PHIL 260/AFAM 260African Philosophy

3

or

PHIL 275Chinese Philosophy

3

or

PHIL 360/AFAM 360African-American Philosophy

3

or

PHIL 375Japanese Philosophy

3

or

PHIL 376Buddhist Philosophy

3

Electives 15 credits

15 credits from the following course list, of which at least 9 credits must be upper-level (300-level or 400-level) PHIL or PS courses or other upper-level courses approved by the Philosophy Department Chair. Provided their focus is relevant to the specialization, Independent Studies in Philosophy (PHIL 492) and/or Philosophy Theses (497, 498, and 499) can be counted, with approval of the Philosophy Department Chair
PHIL 144Moral Issues

3

PHIL 211/PES 210Philosophy & Global Justice

3

PHIL 222/WGSS 222Philosophy of Gender

3

PHIL 240Ethical Problems in Business

3

PHIL 241Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL 242Ethical Problems in Technology

3

PHIL 243Philosophy of Bioethics

3

PHIL 244Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Justice

3

PHIL 245Computer Ethics

3

PHIL 344Topics in Philosophical & Social Justice

3

PHIL 345/PES 345Philosophy of War & Peace

3

PHIL 346Theoretical and Practical Ethics

3

PHIL 349Philosophy of Law

3

PHIL 360/AFAM 360African-American Philosophy

3

PS 334Modern Political Thought

3

PS 433Contemporary Political Thought

3

PS 445Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation

3

PS 450Public Sector Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours: 39