PHILOSOPHY AT WKU

Cherry Hall 300
745-3136



Major

30 credit hours: 21 required; 9 elective

Required courses: Intro; Logic; History of Ancient and Medieval; History of Modern and Contemporary; Ethical Theory; Theory of Knowledge; Metaphysics.

Minor

21 credit hours: 15 required; 6 elective

Required courses: Intro; Logic; one course in the History of Philosophy; Ethical Theory; Theory of Knowledge or Metaphysics.

Why Philosophy?

Because of their generality, the skills acquired through studying philosophy are applicable within all fields of study and all fields which involve the critical analysis of written material or the production of reasoned arguments justifying a decision or pleading a case. To study philosophy is to engage in systematic study of concepts and issues, to give reasoned, constructively critical appraisals of the views of others, to seek a comprehensive and coherent understanding of the world. This study enhances one's ability to analyze and solve problems, to understand and express ideas, and to appreciate the interrelationships among human endeavors. In short, if pursued actively, it is an education for intellectual empowerment.

This makes a philosophy double major, or minor, an excellent companion to almost any other subject. It makes the philosophy major a natural choice for pre-law students, for any of the many management positions which involve complex decision making, for prospective teachers, for work in public relations and or planning agencies, and more.

For more information, please call me or contact me by e-mail.
Dr. Cassandra L. Pinnick, x3136, cp-phil@wku.edu

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Cassandra Pinnick, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Western Kentucky University
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