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EIU Department of Philosophy

Philosophy Major Option in Integrative Studies

This option requires 24 hours in Philosophy and 39 total option hours.

Here is a sample four-year plan (Word Doc). The Philosophy Minor requires only 18 hours and can easily be combined with any major or minor.

Philosophy Core - 12 hours
(All Required Classes)
PHI 1900G Logical and Critical Reasoning
PHI 1990G Logical and Critical Reasoning, honors
PHI 2000 Ancient Philosophy
PHI 2090 Ancient Philosophy, honors
PHI 3260 Modern Philosophy
PHI 3260 Modern Philosophy, honors
PHI 4480 Philosophy Seminar 
PHI 4666 Philosophy Seminar, honors



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

Nonphilosophy electives – 15

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

Office Manager: Leslie Ashley

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