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Program in Philosophy
Freshman Year
Semester Hours
1st Semester
2nd Semester
Philosophy Elective
3
English 1010-1020
3
3
Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.
Foreign Language
3
3
Core Requirement
History 1030-1040
3
3
World Civilizations
Mathematics*
3
3
Core Requirement /Elective
Speech Communication 1010
3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Physical Education
1
Activity Course or Test
 
16
15
 

 

Sophomore Year
Philosophy 2011-2021
3
3
History of Ancient & Medieval Phil
Philosophy 2040
3
 
History of Modern Philosophy
Philosophy Elective
 
 
Logic
African American Studies
 
3
 
Natural Sciences
3
3
Core Requirement
English 2010-2020
3
3
Core Requirement
Fine Arts
3
3
World Literature
Social Sciences
 
 
Core Requirement
Free Electives/Minor
3
3
Core Requirement
 
18
18
 

 

Junior Year
Philosophy 2031
 
3
19 th & 20 th Century Philosophy
Philosophy 2045, 2400, or 2410
3
 
Ethics: General Principles, Health
 
 
 
Ethics, or Business Ethics
Philosophy Elective **
3
 
 
History
 
3
Elective
Social Sciences
3
 
 
Theology
3
 
Core Requirement
Free Electives/Minor
6
9
 
 
18
15
 

 

Senior Year
Philosophy 4003
3
 
Directed Readings in Philosophy
Philosophy Elective
 
3
 
Philosophy Seminar
3
 
Special Topics Seminar
Philosophy 4999
 
0
Senior Comprehensives
Theology
 
3
Core Requirement
Free Electives/Minor
9
7
 
 
15
13
 

 

Summary
Semester Hours
Semester Hours
African American Studies
3
 
English
12
Physical Education
1
Fine Arts
3
Social Sciences
6
Foreign Language
6
Speech Communication
3
History
9
Theology
6
Mathematics
6
Free Electives
16
Natural Sciences
6
Minor
18
Philosophy
33
Total Semester Hours
128

 

*MATH 1020 recommended.

**PHIL 3190 (Legal Reasoning) , PHIL 3260 (Philosophy of Law), and Phil 4500 (Law and Humanities) are recommended for pre-law students.

Philosophy and an Accelerated Pre-Law Program

A student majoring in Philosophy may participate in a 3 - 3 course of study with any accredited three-year law school program. In a 3 - 3 plan, the student can complete all of his/her core curriculum and major and minor requirements in three years at Xavier and then apply 30 credit hours earned in law school as his/her electives for the Xavier B.A. program. The procedure used to transfer the law credit hours is the same as the one used for transferring courses taken at another university. The student must, however, take and pass the philosophy comprehensives before entering law school in order to earn the B.A. degree.

Thus at the end of four years, the student will have completed all of his/her requirements for graduation from Xavier with a B.A. degree, and he/she will have completed one year of law school.

PHILOSOPHY ACCELERATED "PRE-LAW" PROGRAM
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Philosophy
3
Elective
English 1010-1020
3
3
Comp & Rhetoric/Comp & Lit.
Foreign Language
3
3
Core Requirement
History 1030-1040
3
3
World Civilizations
Mathematics *
3
3
Core Requirement/Elective
Physical Education
1
Activity Course or Test
Speech Communication 1010
3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
 
16
15
 

*MATH 1020 recommended

Sophomore Year
Philosophy 2011-2021
3
3
History of Ancient & Medieval Phil. – History of Modern Philosophy
Philosophy 2040
3
 
Logic
African American Studies
3
Core Requirement
Natural Science
3
3
Core Requirement
English 2010
3
 
World Literature I
Fine Arts
 
3
 
Social Sciences
3
 
Core Requirement
Theology
 
3
Core Requirement
Minor
3
3
 
 
18
18
 

 

Junior Year
Philosophy 2045, 2400, or 2410
3
 
Ethics: General Principles, Health
 
 
Ethics, or Business Ethics
Philosophy 4003
 
3
Directed Readings in Philosophy
Philosophy 3260
 
3
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy 2031
 
3
19 th & 20 th Century Philosophy
Philosophy Electives
3
3
Legal Reasoning recommended
Philosophy 4999
 
0
Senior Comprehensives
Social Sciences
3
 
Elective
Theology
3
 
Core Requirement
Minor
6
6
 
 
18
18
 

 

Credits Accepted from Law School:

Free electives

25

 

Summary
Semester Hours Semester Hours
African American Studies
3
 
 
English
9
Physical Education
1
Fine Arts
3
Social Sciences
6
Foreign Language
6
Speech Communication
3
History
6
Theology
6
Mathematics*
6
Free Electives
25
Natural Sciences
6
Minor
18
Philosophy
30
Total Semester Hours
128

*MATH 1020 recommended.

Students entering Xavier in Fall 2010 or after should refer to the 2010-2012 university catalog for updated Department of Philosophy program requirements.

 
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