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