General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Philosophy for the Bachelor of Arts Degree (33 credit hours)

Required Courses
PHIL-201Logic I3
PHIL-210Writing Intensive Program: Arguing Philosophically3
PHIL-213Ethics3
History of Philosophy (2 courses)6
Contemporary Philosophy (1 course)3
PHIL 380's: Seminar in Philosophy3
Electives at the 300-level6
Additional electives6
Total Hours33

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
PHIL-213Ethics3
General Education/FYE3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
History of Philosophy Course3
PHIL Elective3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
PHIL-201Logic I3
PHIL-210Writing Intensive Program: Arguing Philosophically3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
Elective/Minor3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
PHIL Elective3
History of Philosophy Course3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
PHIL-332Contemporary Philosophy3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
300-Level PHIL Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PHIL Seminar Course3
General Education Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
300-Level PHIL Elecvtive3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
PHIL Seminar Course3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120