The traditional track of the philosophy major requires a minimum of 37 credit hours in philosophy. Three courses at the 100-level may be included in the 37 credit hours.

The following requirements must be satisfied:

Logic Requirement: Students must take PHIL-P 250 Introductory Symbolic Logic.

Upper-Level Course Requirements:
Philosophy majors must complete the IU Southeast research writing requirement before taking a third upper-level course in philosophy.

History of Philosophy Requirement:
Philosophy majors must take at least two courses chosen from PHIL- P 302 Medieval Philosophy, PHIL-P 304 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy, PHIL-P 314 Modern Philosophy, and PHIL-P 410 Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Non-Western Requirement:
Students must take either PHIL-P 170 Introduction to Asian Philosophy, PHIL- P 334 Buddhist Philosophy, or PHIL-P 374 Early Chinese Philosophy.

Twentieth-Century Philosophy Requirement:
Philosophy majors must take at least one course chosen from PHIL-P 316 Twentieth Century Philosophy, PHIL-P 319 American Pragmatism, PHIL-P 335 Phenomenology and Existentialism, and PHIL-P 336 Analytic Philosophy.

Social and Political Philosophy and Ethics Requirement:
Philosophy majors must take one course in social and political philosophy or ethics at the 200 level or above (e.g., PHIL-P 340 Classics in Ethics, PHIL-P 342 Problems of Ethics, PHIL-P 343 Classics in Social and Political Philosophy, or PHIL-P 345 Problems in Social and Political Philosophy).

Metaphysics Requirement:
Students must take PHIL-P 310 Topics in Metaphysics.

Epistemology Requirement:
Students must take PHIL-P 313 Theories of Knowledge.

Philosophy Seminar Requirement:
Philosophy majors must take at least one philosophy seminar (PHIL-P 333). (The philosophy seminar is offered every spring semester and may be repeated for credit.)

Senior Proseminar Requirement:
Philosophy majors must take at least one credit (up to four) in PHIL-P 495 Senior Proseminar in Philosophy during senior year.

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