Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Philosophy

Dr. Jamie Spiering teaches philosophy at the whiteboard

Department Overview

The goal of the Philosophy Department is to direct students’ attention to fundamental but often unnoticed aspects of human experiences and to uncover and analyze the hidden presuppositions of their intellectual and emotional commitments. In doing so, it seeks also to integrate the knowledge which the student has acquired in the various disciplines. Secondly, it prepares students for further study in philosophy at the graduate level.

Degree Objectives

Give students experience in asking and answering fundamental questions, namely, those questions about God, humanity, and the world that emerge from direct human experience or from reflection on the various disciplines through which they have organized their experience.

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Dr. Jean Rioux
Professor and Chair
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913.360.7567

Ferrell Academic Center

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  • Anthony Crifasi, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Andrew Jaeger, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Edward Macierowski, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • James Madden, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • Daniel Pierson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Jean Rioux, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair
  • Jamie Spiering, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

Freshmen Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Person and the Community3
Foreign Language4
Natural World I4
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Total18
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
PHIL-2010Logic3
Faith I3
Foreign Language II4
Mathematical Reasoning3–4
Electives3
Total17–18

Sophomore Year

EXSCFitness course1
Historical Foundations I3
PHIL-2310Philosophy of Nature3
Faith II3
Electives6
Total16
Natural World II4
Historical Foundations II3
PHIL-2550Philosophical Psychology3
Electives6
Total16

Junior Year

PHIL-3250Ethics3
PHIL-3730Metaphysics3
Aesthetic Experience I3
Natural World II4
Electives3
Total16
PHIL-3740Natural Theology3
Philosophy Elective3
Aesthetic Experience II3
Electives6
Total15

Senior Year

PHIL (Early History of Philosophy)3
Philosophy Elective3
Electives5
Electives (upper-division)4
Total15
PHIL-4900Seminar3
PHIL (Later History of Philosophy)3
PHIL-4920Senior Thesis3
Electives (upper-division)6
PHIL-COMPSenior Comp.cr
Total15

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts Co-Major in Philosophy
  • Minor in Philosophy
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