Overview

Why study philosophy?

Because philosophy teaches you how to think about all aspects of your life and the world around you.

Undergraduate Programs

The department offers a range of courses in philosophy, both in the main systematic divisions of the subject and in its major historical periods. Philosophy courses are often suitable not only for majors but also for students whose main interests lie in other areas. Many philosophy courses satisfy requirements in other degree programs in the College and professional schools.

Argument and Reason Requirement

PHIL 148 and PHIL 310 each meet the College argument and reason requirement for the B.A. and B.G.S. degrees.

Interdisciplinary Course Work

The department offers courses in applied ethics, ethics, feminism, logic, and the philosophy of science to fit the needs and interests of nonmajors. Many of these may be taken without prerequisites. The nonmajor may wish to supplement work in other fields or schools with a series of related courses in philosophy. Some suggested programs to be supplemented with this type of interdisciplinary course work are business, prelaw, premedicine, and engineering; classics, art history, and literature; and natural sciences and mathematics. Lists of philosophy courses relating to these areas are available. Consult the director of undergraduate studies.

Why study philosophy?

Because philosophy teaches you how to think about all aspects of your life and the world around you.

Graduate Programs

The department offers graduate programs in philosophy leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. With the School of Law, the department also offers a joint program in law and philosophy leading to the J.D. in law and the M.A. in philosophy.

Contact Info

Department of Philosophy

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 3090
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3976
http://www.philosophy.ku.edu/
John Symons, Chair
785-864-3976
johnsymons@ku.edu

Department of Philosophy

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 3090
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3976
http://www.philosophy.ku.edu/
Erin Frykholm, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-3976
frykholm@ku.edu

Department of Philosophy

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 3070
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3976
http://www.philosophy.ku.edu/
Tom Tuozzo, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-2330
ttuozzo@ku.edu
Morgan Swartzlander, Graduate Program Coordinator & Graduate Admissions
785-864-3665
mswartz@ku.edu
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