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This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required.
Foreign Language Requirement
All Philosophy majors must demonstrate competence in a foreign language up through the level of FL 2002.
Foreign Language options include: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. Students can also choose American Sign Language, Arabic, or Hebrew under the FL prefix.
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Related Minors or Certificates Available
- Ethics Minor
- Philosophy Minor
PHIL 3030: ExistentialismA study of Existentialism and Phenomenology including their historical roots in the nineteenth century, their major exponents of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and their impact on philosophy, literature, and other academic disciplines.
PHIL 3110: Social and Political Philosophy
The course is a survey of the foundational figures and texts in the history of social and political philosophy, with focus on the concepts of freedom, obligation, authority, power, legitimacy, and social differences in the formulation of the purpose and foundation of political society.
PHIL 4220: Japanese PhilosophyThe course is a survey of Japanese philosophical thought from ancient times to the present, including its cultural, religious, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions. While providing a broad overview of the development of Shinto, Confucianism, and Buddhism in the Japanese context, the course also examines the contributions of contemporary Japanese thinkers to world thought.
PHIL 4450: Major Figures in Philosophy
An in-depth examination of a major figure in western or non-western philosophy from the ancient to contemporary periods. Figures may include Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Patanjali, Dogen, Spinoza, Irigaray, Heidegger, and James. Course may be repeated if the course content is different.