Major in Philosophy
Philosophy 101, and all 200-level courses, except 201, fulfill the philosophy-religion degree requirement. Any course not taken to satisfy a degree requirement may be taken on a pass-fail basis. Courses below the 300 level have no prerequisite. Philosophy 101 and other 200-level courses (except Philosophy 201) are offered every semester and are the normal prerequisite for 300- and 400-level courses.
A student majoring in philosophy is expected to take a minimum of ten-and-one-half courses in philosophy. Philosophy 101, 201, 202, 203, and 204 are normally required of majors. It is also required that students take the junior tutorial, offered in alternate years as 306 and 308, and the senior tutorial, 452. A written comprehensive examination is required of all majors.
The normal minimum requirements for honors in philosophy are: either an A- average in all work in the department or a pass with distinction on the comprehensive examination; an A- on the senior essay and the accompanying oral examination.