Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
2007 Catalog
Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Philosophy (BA)

The following course sequence sheet is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan.

Cr.First SemesterCr.Second Semester
328.111 Introduction to Philosophy (Elective)328.110 Critical Thinking (Elective)
320.101 Composition I3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
 or General Education Group B (Social Sciences) or 20.101 Composition I
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3General Education Group A (Humanities)
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)
109.100 Optional University Seminar  
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Third SemesterCr.Fourth Semester
328.297 Ethics (Elective)328.270 Logic
328.321 Plato & Aristotle328.324 Descartes to Kant
32nd-level Writing Course3General Education Communications
 or General Education Communications or 2nd-level Writing Course
3General Education Quantitative/Analytical3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)3Free Elective
1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills  
16Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Fifth SemesterCr.Sixth Semeste
328.329 20th Century Philosphy328.406 Philosophy of Religion (Elective)
328.403 Philosophy of Science (Elective)1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills
3General Ed. Group C (Natural Science/Math)3Free Elective
3General Ed. Values, Ethics, Decision-Making3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
  3Free Elective
15Total Semester Credits16Total Semester Credits
Cr.Seventh SemesterCr.Eighth Semester
328.407 Contemporary Political Philosophy(Elective)3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective3Free Elective
3Free Elective  
15Total Semester Credits12Total Semester Credits


The Philosophy electives shown are an example only; consult advisor.

The sequence of General Education courses is an example only; they may be taken in any order.

28.328 Existentialism may be taken instead of 28.329; 28.328 is usually offered in the Spring.

Several Philosophy electives also may count towards the Values, Ethics & Decision-Making requirement.

Two of the courses selected for the Major, General Education OR Free Elective must also qualify as

Diversity courses. See list of Diversity Courses and consult advisor.