University Bulletin 2022-23

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Undergraduate Studies

Through reasoned reflection, philosophy seeks to understand human experience in all its various aspects. Courses examine the moral, social, political, aesthetic, and religious dimensions of human existence, topics in special fields such as science, and the historical development of philosophy. In these courses students can develop skills in the presentation, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of differing viewpoints, and refine their own beliefs about deeply important issues. Philosophy majors can choose from three concentrations: Philosophy, Religion, or Classics.

General Education Requirements For Philosophy Majors

General Education Requirements for Philosophy are specified on the College of Arts and Sciences section.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. PHL 461 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Philosophy majors.

Philosophy Majors can now fulfill the Minor requirement by taking one of the other concentrations offered.

  • Majors concentrating in Classics can fulfill the Minor requirement by using Philosophy or Religion concentration.
  • Majors concentrating in Philosophy can fulfill the Minor requirement by using Religion or Classics concentration.
  • Majors concentrating in Religion can fulfill the Minor requirement by using Philosophy or Classics concentration.

Graduate Studies

Although the Department of Philosophy has no graduate program, graduate-level courses are offered for those students who need such work.

Faculty Listing

Philosophy Faculty
Baggott, Allison Philosophy Assistant Professor BA, Benedictine College
MA, Baylor University
PHD, Baylor University
Baker, Samuel H. Philosophy Associate Professor BA, Yale University
MPHIL, University of Cambridge UK
PHD, Princeton University
Hillman, Timothy A. Philosophy Associate Professor BA, Millsaps College
MA, University of Mississippi
PHD, Purdue University-Main Campus
Loomis, Eric J. Philosophy Associate Professor BA, University of Wyoming
PHD, University of Texas- Austin
Meeker, Kevin M. Philosophy Professor BA, Wheaton College
MA, University of Notre Dame
PHD, University of Notre Dame
Whalen, Alexander C. Philosophy Part-Time Instructor BA, University of South Alabama
PHD, Univ of Edinburgh