Academics

The Philosophy Major


The philosophy concentration is one of the most awesome majors on campus.  In fact, it’s so awesome that many people who are interested in something else – say, biology, or math – double-major in philosophy.  Why?  Philosophy makes your brain really, really smart. Here’s our recipe:

Logic:  PHL 101
Lower-level courses: Take two of these three:  PHL 210 (ethics) , 220 (human nature), 221 (existentialism),  and 230 (philosophy of religion)
Intermediate Logic: PHL 301
History #1: Take either 341 (ancient) or 342 (medieval)
History #2: Take either 343 (modern) or 344 (contemporary)
Philosophy Electives: Take any four 300 or 400 level PHL courses
Senior Seminar: PHL 498
Program Electives: Take two of any 300 or 400 level course at SHC
Speech requirement: Take one of CMM 150, BUS 210, or THR 250/350/494

The Philosophy Minor


Not enough credit hours left to do a double major?  Don’t worry:  you don’t have to miss out on all of the awesomeness.  You can still be a philosophy minor; it’s easy to do.  Moreover, it is, according to many people, one of the most enjoyable experiences at Spring Hill College (though not quite as enjoyable as becoming a philosophy major).  After all, it involves hanging out with our incredibly cool faculty and learning about many interesting, thought-provoking things.  As if those weren’t reasons enough, the philosophy minor is a natural companion to nearly every other major on campus.  So here’s how you do it:

Logic: PHL 101
Lower-level courses: Take two of these three:  PHL 210 (ethics) , 220 (human nature), 221 (existentialism), and 230 (philosophy of religion)
Philosophy Electives: Take three more 300 or 400-level philosophy courses