We offer a wide range of courses from the continental, analytic and Asian traditions in philosophy. Our curriculum includes courses in ethics, gender and feminism, philosophy of law, aesthetics, Chinese philosophy, phenomenology, food justice, disability, existentialism and Indian philosophy. Special topics courses on subjects not part of the regular curriculum are also offered from time to time. Students who wish to investigate a philosophical figure or topic of particular interest may do so by registering for an independent study with a faculty member who specializes in the relevant area.
Undergraduate students may seek to graduate with Departmental Honors, University Honors, or Highest Honors. To graduate with Departmental Honors in Philosophy, a student must take nine hours of honors coursework in philosophy and then complete the senior thesis (three credit hours), for a total of 12 hours of departmental honors work in philosophy. A student pursuing University Honors or Highest Honors may take honors philosophy classes to help meet the general honors coursework requirement. For more information, please contact Philosophy Honors Advisor Dr. Peter Higgins or the Honors College.