Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Politics and Law, Bachelor of Arts


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This bachelor's degree prepares students to examine "truths," precedents, and proposals through critical thinking and provides exposure to great thinkers and practitioners. This major pulls from three challenging disciplines and illuminates them with the lights of history, logic, and math/economics.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Politics and Law, Bachelor of Arts


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What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Law?

The B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law will prepare you for advanced study leading to careers in law and public service. This program unites historical and mathematical study of economic and political institutions with philosophical analysis, ethical reflection, and logical rigor.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Politics and Law, Bachelor of Arts


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Politics and Law, Bachelor of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.0
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Foreign Language Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Research Optional
Study Abroad Optional
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement
 
The Philosophy, Politics and Law degree is an interdisciplinary study of the intersection of political, legal and economic institutions and the theoretical frameworks within which these institutions are formed and evaluated.  The degree develops and applies logical, mathematical/statistical and economic analytic skills through close examination of philosophical, political, and historical work to study the human condition as manifest in these social institutions.  From the interdisciplinary conceptual foundations combining substance and analytic methods, students may pursue more broadly or in greater depth answers to questions of one or more of these disciplines.  Students completing this degree are better prepared to understand the human condition and the challenges that characterize their various roles in contemporary society.  (This degree is especially suited to students aiming to pursue the juris doctorate, graduate work in philosophy or political theory, or public service.)
 
Student Learning Outcomes (General)
 
To the end described above, we articulate four general categories of student learning outcomes cultivated by the required curriculum and subject to assessment. 

1. Substantive interdisciplinary work dealing with law and legal philosophy, politics and political authority, and economics, rationality and moral philosophy:

2. Interdisciplinary methodological and analytic tools
3. Logic and critical thinking, expressed especially in argumentative writing:4. Fourth semester proficiency in a foreign language:
While these skills and the disciplinary subject matter specified above in (1) through (3) are acquired in some degree of isolation, graduates of the program should develop an ability and disposition to integrate the substance and skills in appropriate circumstances, and manifest in a culminating experience.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Politics and Law, Bachelor of Arts


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Major Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Politics and Law, Bachelor of Arts


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