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Major/Minor Requirements


Requirements for the Major in Philosophy

The Philosophy Department approved revised major requirements in fall 2016. Beginning in January 2017, students are encouraged to declare and complete the new major. Students who previously declared the old major may continue under those requirements, though they may switch to the new major if they wish. More generally, students who matriculated at Colorado College in fall 2016 or earlier have the option to complete either the old or new major; students matriculating in spring 2017 or later must complete the new major.

New Philosophy Major/Minor Requirements (Jan. 2017)

2013-2016 (Old) Major/Minor Requirements

Senior Essay (PH 475) Description


Requirements for the Minor in Social and Political Philosophy

Students minoring in social and political philosophy must satisfactorily complete six units in philosophy, distributed in the following way:

Two units in the history of social and political philosophy:

History of Social and Political Philosophy: Classical Visions (PH244)

History of Social and Political Philosophy: Modern Debates (PH245)

Note: Greek Philosophy (PH101) or approved sections of Freedom & Authority (GS101) may substitute for PH244

Two units of advanced work in social and political philosophy from among the following:

Contemporary Political Philosophy (PH341)

Critical Theory (PH342)

Approved advanced topics courses focussing on social and political philosophy (PH303)

Approved text seminars focussing on social and political philosophy (PH342)

Two additional units of in social and political philosophy, ethics, or comparative philosophy from among the following:

Ethics (PH140)

Approved topics courses focussed on social and political philosophy (PH203)

Philosophy and Politics of Identity (PH243)

Environmental Ethics (PH246)

Existential Philosophy (PH260)

Africana Philosophy (PH282)

Latin American Philosophy (PH283)

Feminist Philosophies (PH284)

Philosophy and Race (PH285)

Ethics and Contemporary Life (PH340)