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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Philosophy, B.A.


About the Philosophy Bachelor's Program


Students majoring in philosophy must complete 30 hours in philosophy, including PHIL 2310 , PHIL 2320 , PHIL 3301 , PHIL 3303 , and one course from PHIL 3330 , PHIL 3340 , PHIL 4330 , PHIL 4331 , or PHIL 4340 . Twenty-four hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. Majors may substitute PHIL 4310  for the PHIL 2310  requirement. Minors are required to complete 18 hours in philosophy, at least 6 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. For transfer students, at least 9 hours of the major or 6 hours of the minor must be completed in residency at Texas Tech. Philosophy students must receive at least a C in any philosophy course for it to satisfy major or minor requirements. Many students combine a philosophy major with a second major.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Communication Literacy courses for the Philosophy major are: PHIL 3301 , PHIL 3303 , and PHIL 3321 .

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


  • PHIL Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ENGL 2000-Level Literature 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language (2000 level) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Multicultural Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours (Choose from the university’s multicultural  list.)
Total: 16

Spring


  • PHIL Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ENGL 2000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language (2000 Level) 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours*
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hour
Total: 14

Third Year


Fall


  • PHIL 3301 - Classical Greek Philosophy 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • PHIL Junior/Senior Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • American History 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Creative Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


  • PHIL Junior/Senior Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 14

Total Hours: 120


* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .

** Also fulfills 3 hours of the core curriculum Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.