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Philosophy Department

BA - Philosophy

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements48
Of the 51 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Requirement of the Major33
PHIL 070A. Ancient PhilosophyC23
Complete one course from:
PHIL 009. Mathematics and Logic for General EducationB43
PHIL 057. Logic and Critical ReasoningA33
PHIL 157. Intermediate Logic & Language Analysis3
PHIL 157 requires permission from advisor
Complete one course from:
PHIL 070B. Modern PhilosophyC23
PHIL 070C. Contemporary Philosophy3
Complete Eight courses from:
One must be from the PHIL 190 or PHIL 290 series, courses in series not listed below
PHIL 108. Political and Social Philosophy3
PHIL 111. Medical Ethics3
PHIL 119. Africana Philosophy and Culture3
PHIL 122. Social Justice3
PHIL 126. Environmental Ethics and Philosophy3
PHIL 132. Ethical Theory3
PHIL 133. Ethics in ScienceV3
PHIL 155. Philosophy of Law3
University Electives37

Total Units:120