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Philosophy Department

BA - Philosophy


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements44
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education9
Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Requirements 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 Electives43

Total Units:120