Philosophy (PHIL)

A major in philosophy is highly recommended not only for those who wish to pursue graduate study in philosophy but also as preparation for other careers that require the ability to think in a creative and disciplined manner about questions that are new or whose method of solution is debated, including careers in law, business, management, medicine, journalism, politics, theology, and education.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • PHIL 117 or PHIL 118 or PHIL 119
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • 100- or 200-level PHIL Course
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • 200-Level PHIL Course
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

We encourage first year students to take PHIL 118 (Making of the Modern Mind) or PHIL 119 (Moral Psychology) or PHIL 117 (Confucius, Buddha, Socrates).

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • If you have completed a Philosophy course at another college or university, please contact the department chair.
Placement
  • Nothing available at this time.
Informational Events

‘Pizza Thursday’ discussions held most Thursdays at community time during the semesters 1 and 2.
Phil Forum, student led discussions held weekly during the evening in semesters I and 2.
Phi Sigma Tau, student events held monthly during semesters 1 and 2

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Philosophy – Danny Munoz-Hutchinson (dmunoz@stolaf.edu)

Academic Catalog
2020-21 courses will be updated in August 2020