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History and Ideas Concentration

St. Kate's History and Ideas of philosophy concentration focuses on how intellectual ideas and concepts developed through time. You'll learn to question the nature of meaning and objective knowledge, and better understand human condition.

(Not open to students in the Evening, Weekend and Online program.)

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor it to your interests.

Fall
PHIL 2001: Philosophical Tools and Methods
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
LANG: Foreign language course*
HIST: History course*

Winter
PHIL 2100: Critical Thinking or PHIL 2150: Logic
LANG: Foreign language course*
MATH: Mathematics course*
ENGL: English literature course*

Fall
PHIL 2200: Ethics
LANG: Foreign language course*
THEO: Theology course*
SOCI/PSYC: Social sciences course*

Winter
PHIL: Philosophy elective
BIOL/PHYS: Lab science course*
ART/MUS: Fine arts course*
Elective

Fall
PHIL 3500: Classical Greek Philosophy
WOST/CRST: Women’s studies or critical studies of race and ethnicity course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*
Elective

Winter
PHIL 3600: Modern Philosophy
PHIL: Philosophy elective
Elective
Elective

Fall
PHIL 3700: Issues in Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 3800: Contemporary Ethical Theory
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*
Elective

Winter
PHIL 4850: Senior Seminar
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice
Elective
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions visit the courses page.

Writing Requirement

Philosophy: History and Ideas majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing PHIL 2200. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990) and another writing-intensive course in this or another department.