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University Catalog 2014-2016 
University Catalog 2014-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Philosophy

Division of Fine Arts and Humanities

Library 531 - (504) 520-5406 - http://www.xula.edu/philosophy

The philosophy program is designed for students who plan to take an active leadership role in shaping a more just and humane society. Completing the philosophy major will (1) provide the student with knowledge of the philosophical themes and thinkers that have been influential in shaping contemporary culture, (2) increase the student’s ability to think, speak, read, and write critically and effectively, and (3) increase the student’s ability to approach value questions in a rational manner. These abilities will prepare the student for success in any career that requires rational thought and expression, such as teaching, law, business, management, journalism, and public service.

In order to accommodate a number of different career options, the curriculum has been designed to encourage students to pursue a second area of interest by means of a double major, a double minor, or a combination of related courses.

Honors in Philosophy - Students are eligible to graduate with an honors distinction in Philosophy. To do so, the student must complete a minimum of four Philosophy courses (12 credit hours) with an overall philosophy GPA of 3.5.


    Bachelor of ArtsNon-degree