Aug 09, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy


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“The study of philosophy serves to develop intellectual abilities important for life as a whole, beyond the knowledge and skills required for any particular profession. Properly pursued, it enhances analytical, critical and interpretive capacities that are applicable to any subject-matter, and in any human context. It cultivates the capacities and appetite for self-expression and reflection, for exchange and debate of ideas, for life-long learning, and for dealing with problems for which there are no easy answers. It also helps to prepare one for the tasks of citizenship. Participation in political and community affairs today is all too often insufficiently informed, manipulable and vulnerable to demagoguery. A good philosophical education enhances the capacity to participate responsibly and intelligently in public life.”

–The Philosophy Major: A statement prepared under the auspices of the Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association

Minors


A minor is defined as a course of study of at least 18 semester hours outside the student’s major. Academic minors may be earned in disciplines as specified by the department faculty. Requirements are a grade point average of 2.0 or higher for 18 or more semester hours.

Courses for the minor may also meet general education or major requirements, and at least 9 of the required hours must be earned in Columbia College coursework. (Transfer courses equivalent to courses designated are accepted toward the minor.)

Majors and minors may not be added to an already earned degree.

In some curricular areas, the College offers courses totaling fewer than 18 semester hours. In these areas, students may earn additional semester hours through transfer credit so the total semester hours earned meets the required number of hours (see Evaluation of Credit and Testing ). Main Campus Day students can participate in cooperative cross-enrollment with the University of Missouri - Columbia and/or Stephens College (see Advising and Registration ).

Specific Requirements


Complete 18 hours of courses with a PHIL field code.

Total Semester Hours: 18


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