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EIU Department of Philosophy

Philosophy Major Option in Integrative Studies


Philosophy Major with IS Option can be acquired in three easy steps:

Step One. Create an academic plan with Philosophy faculty member, approved by the Philosophy Department Chair.

Step Two. Declare the major in Certification Office in CLAS Office (above the ticket office) in Doudna Fine Arts Center. 

Step Three. Take eight Philosophy courses in conjunction with five non-philosophy elective courses, chosen in consultation with your academic adviser. 


Philosophy Core - 12 hours
(All Required Classes)
PHI 1900G Logical and Critical Reasoning
PHI 2000 Ancient Philosophy 
PHI 3260  Modern Philosophy 
PHI 4480 Philosophy Seminar


Electives in Philosophy and/or Religous Studies - 12 hours
(At least 9 hours must be from courses numbered 3000 or above )
PHI 3030 Science and Human Values
PHI 3050G Social and Political Philosophy.
PHI 3070 Philosophy of Law
PHI 3080 Medical Ethics
PHI 3500 Metaphysics
PHI 3540 Philosophy of Mind.
PHI 3020 Ethics
PHI 3720 Theory of Knowledge
PHI 3780 Philosophy of Science
PHI 2010 Eastern Philosophies
PHI 3310 Indian Philosophy
PHI 3320 Chinese Philosophy
PHI 3680 Buddhism
PHI 3012 Philosophy of Sex and Love
PHI 3220 Medieval Philosophy
PHI 3600 Philosophy of Religion


This option requires 24 hours in Philosophy and 39 total option hours.The student must complete 15 hours in an area of concentration from another discipline or disciplines. At least 6 credit hours must be from courses numbered 3000 or above. The student who plans an Option in Integrative Studies must develop a plan in consultation with a faculty member. The plan must be approved by the Philosophy Department Chair.

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Philosophy Department

3542 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3012

Chair: Jonelle DePetro

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