The Catholic University of America

General Requirement

Courses in philosophy are an essential component of bachelor's degrees in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Architecture and Planning, Engineering, Nursing, and Music, as well as Metropolitan College. Two courses in sequence introduce the student to philosophy and are prerequisites to all other courses:

PHIL 201 - The Classical Mind
PHIL 202 - The Modern Mind

 

Requirement for B.A. in the School of Arts and Sciences (4 courses)

For the B.A. degree in the School of Arts and Sciences, the student is required to take four philosophy courses for a total of 12 credit hours. The first two courses introduce the student to philosophy and are prerequisites to all other philosophy courses. 

PHIL 201 - The Classical Mind
PHIL 202 - The Modern Mind 

To complete the four-course requirement the student chooses two more courses, one from each of the following two areas: 

Area I: Logic, Morality, and Action 

  • 301 - Reasoning and Argumentation
  • 303 - Biomedical Ethics
  • 309 - Ethics
  • 310 - Philosophy of Art
  • 311 - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • 332 - Political Philosophy
  • 333 - Philosophy of Natural Right & Natural Law
  • 351 - Introduction to Symbolic Logic
  • 403 - Morality and Law 

Area II: Nature, Knowledge, and God 

  • 305 - Metaphysics
  • 308 - Philosophy of God
  • 313 - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • 315 - Philosophy of Language
  • 317 - Philosophy of Religion
  • 328 - Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • 329 - Philosophy of Science
  • 331 - Philosophy of Knowledge
  • 334 - Philosophy in the Islamic World

Descriptions of all courses are on Cardinal Station

 

Requirement for Degree in the School of Engineering

This course is required for all students who receive a bachelor's degree from the School of Engineering:

362 - Professional Ethics in Engineering

 

 

Dr. Matthias Vorwerk
Undergraduate Advisor, Associate Dean
Room 200
Aquinas Hall

Telephone: 202/319-5636
E-mail: vorwerk@cua.edu