For students with a concentration in Philosophy, 36 credits are required, including:
1. HUM 486 Senior Project or HUM 490 Humanities Practicum
2. Six credits chosen from the Humanities Basic Courses:
HUM 301 Studies in the Western Tradition
HUM 302 Studies in the Eastern Tradition
HUM 303 Comparative Traditions: Eastern and Western
HUM 304 Hawaiian-Pacific Traditions
3. Nine credits from the following courses:
PHIL 300 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 301 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 470 Studies in Asian Philosophy
4. Six credits from one additional area of Humanities (Complementary Area).
5. Additional courses in the concentration as recommended for inclusion in the student’s educational plan based on specific competency goals established by the student. Courses may be used only once to fulfill concentration, or elective requirements towards graduation.
PHIL 302 Political Philosophy
PHIL 308 Science and the Modern Prospect
PHIL 310 Understanding Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 311 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 325 Philosophy of Economics
PHIL 401 Existentialism and the Human Condition
PHIL 402 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Psychology
PHIL 435 The Religious Dimension of Human Life
PHIL 439 Philosophy and Film
PHIL 481 Ethics and Administration
PHIL 482 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 496 Selected Topics in Philosophy (v)
PHIL 499 Directed Reading and Research (v)
Graduates with a concentration in Philosophy from UH West O‘ahu should be able to:
- Articulate a critical understanding of, and appreciation for the ideas and systems of thought that have influenced cultures and societies.
- Employ this understanding for critical reflection on their own cultural and individual belief systems.