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    The American University in Cairo
  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Philosophy (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts

The philosophy major stresses a firm grounding in both the history and the disciplines of philosophy. It is strongly recommended that students majoring in Philosophy minor in another discipline and to explore other areas of study offered by the university. Forty-two credit hours of philosophy course-work are required for the major in philosophy. A total of 120 credit hours are required for the bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Declared majors must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours of philosophy every semester. Exception to the 6 credit per semester minimum requires written permission from the department.

To major in Philosophy, students must have taken PHIL 2100  course with not less than a “B” grade. In addition, they must take a philosophy major aptitude exam.

PHIL 2100  is prerequisite for all philosophy courses except PHIL 1010 , PHIL 1099   and PHIL 2010 .

Core Curriculum (40 credits)

Area Electives (9 credits)

Electives in Philosophy (21 credits)

Any seven courses in philosophy excluding 1000-level courses, PHIL 220/2100 - Philosophical Thinking (core curriculum requirement) (3 cr.) , and PHIL 299/2099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)  .

General Electives (38 credits)