BA in Philosophy
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy master foundational concepts in logic and ancient and modern philosophy. Majors in this more traditional BA option also complete four electives chosen from courses such as Philosophy of Art; Ethics in Business; and Mind, Brain and Artificial Intelligence.
Exceptional students are encouraged to apply for departmental honors and may consider the combined BA/MA program.
Visit the GW Bulletin for a complete list of Philosophy course descriptions.
"The wisdom of philosophers from the past and present has helped me grapple with issues I encounter on a daily basis, like how I engage with politics. The subject matter is important, but so are the avenues of thinking you will explore with the department."
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
|PHIL 1051||Introduction to Philosophy|
|or PHIL 1051W|
|The following three courses (9 credits):|
|PHIL 2045||Introduction to Logic|
|PHIL 2111||History of Ancient Philosophy|
|or PHIL 2111W||History of Ancient Philosophy|
|PHIL 2112||History of Modern Philosophy|
|One of the following courses (3 credits) :|
|PHIL 3113||Nineteenth-Century Philosophy|
|or PHIL 3113W||Nineteenth-Century Philosophy|
|PHIL 3172||American Philosophy|
|or PHIL 3172W||American Philosophy|
|PHIL 4192||Analytic Philosophy|
|or PHIL 4192W||Analytical Philosophy|
|PHIL 4193||Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy|
|or PHIL 4193W||Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy|
|Four additional philosophy (PHIL) courses (12 credits) numbered 2000 or above.|
|One of the following options:|
A: Two Proseminar courses
|PHIL 4198||Proseminar (6 credits)|
B: Honors thesis option (requires departmental approval and a senior thesis)
|PHIL 4198||Proseminar (3 credits)|
|PHIL 4199||Readings and Research (3 credits)|