Academics

Our department offers two majors: in Philosophy and in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

(39 credit-hours)

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 majors are really, really smart. Here’s our recipe:

Logic:  PHL 101

Lower-level courses: Take two of these four:  PHL 210 (ethics) , 214 (environmental ethics), 220 (human nature), 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

Minor in Philosophy

(18 credit-hours)

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) , 214 (environmental ethics), 220 (human nature), and 230 (philosophy of religion)

Philosophy Electives: Take three more 300 or 400-level philosophy courses

Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

(48 credit-hours)

This interdisciplinary major prepares students for careers in law, public policy, politics, economics, non-profits, and academia. It also forms responsible voters and citizens.

Lower-Division Philosophy: PHL 101 (Introductory Logic), PHL 210 (Ethics)

Lower-Division Economics: ECO 101 and 102 (Macroeconomics and Microeconomics)

Lower-Division Political Science: POL 112 (Introduction to American Politics) and POL 283 (American Political thought)

Statistics: MTH 163, PSY 263, or BUS 263

Upper-Division Economics: FIN 321 (Money and Capital Markets)

Upper-Division Philosophy: Choose three of PHL 214, 310, 311, 313, 315, 316, 350, 351, 352.

Upper-Division Political Science: Choose two of POL 321, 323-25, 377, 379, 381-83, 385, 386; choose one of POL 340-42.

Choose one of PHL 355, POL 389, ECO 301, ECO 434.

Choose one of: PHL 498 (Senior Seminar) or POL 491 (Seminar in American Government and Politics).

Plus internship, workforce, or study-abroad experience of at least 90 days' duration.

Minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

(27 credit-hours)

Lower-division: PHL 101, PHL 210, ECO 101, ECO 102, POL 112.

Upper-division: Choose one of PHL 313, PHL 316, PHL 350, PHL 351, PHL 352; choose two of POL 283, POL 324, POL 325, POL 340-42, POL 379, POL 381, POL 382.

Choose one of: PHL 355, POL 389, FIN 321.