Department Website: http://philosophy.sewanee.edu/
Professor J. Peters
Professor Conn, Chair
Visiting Assistant Professor Moser
Visiting Instructor Bradfield
Core Requirement (applies only to the Class of 2016 and earlier): Philosophy 101, and all 200-level courses, except 201, fulfill the philosophy-religion degree requirement.
Any course not taken to satisfy a degree requirement may be taken on a pass-fail basis. Courses below the 300 level have no prerequisite. Philosophy 101 and other 200-level courses (except Philosophy 201) are offered every semester and are the normal prerequisite for 300- and 400-level courses.
Major in philosophy: A student majoring in philosophy is expected to take a minimum of ten courses in philosophy. Philosophy 101, 201, 202, 203, and 204 are normally required of majors. It is also required that students take the junior tutorial, offered in alternate years as 306 and 308, and the senior tutorial, 452. A written comprehensive examination is required of all majors.
The normal minimum requirements for honors in philosophy are: either an A- average in all work in the department or a pass with distinction on the comprehensive examination; an A- on the senior essay and the accompanying oral examination.
Minor in philosophy: A minor in philosophy requires five courses in philosophy, one of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. Students minoring in philosophy are not required to take a comprehensive exam.