Philosophy major requirements

  • PHIL 201 Critical Thinking: Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL/RELG 207 Ethics: Philosophical and Religious

Two courses from the history of Philosophy sequence

  • PHIL 205 Classical and Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 307 Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 311 Contemporary Philosophy

One of three senior capstone options

  1. Senior Thesis (Phil 450 and Phil 452)
  2. Senior Project (Phil 452 and, in most cases, Phil 450)
  3. An additional elective in philosophy supplemented with independent research (Phil 450)

Five elective courses in Philosophy

Two courses from the history of Philosophy sequence. Three elective courses in

  • PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 211 Philosophy of Education 
  • PHIL 213 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 215 Philosophy of Art 
  • PHIL 217 Peace: Philosophical and Religious Approaches
  • PHIL 218 Peace with Justice
  • PHIL 225 Philosophy and Feminism
  • PHIL 230 Political Philosophy from Plato to the Present
  • PHIL 250 Special Topics 
  • PHIL 300 Philosophy and Religions of Asia  
  • PHIL 310 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 316 Existentialism
  • PHIL 320 Individualized Study 
  • PHIL 340 Africana Philosophy
  • PHIL 350 Topics in the History of Philosophy 

Transfer Credits:

Across the Core Curriculum and other programs of Monmouth College, most transfer courses are accepted. Departments Chairs have the final determination regarding how transfer credit will be applied to meet major or minor requirements. More information for transfer students is available on our Admission Transfer Credits page.