College of Arts and Letters

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Philosophy, Politics and Law, Bachelor of Arts

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
HIS100 World History I 3
Description: Exploration of humankind through a detailed analysis of materials from the world's major ancient and early medieval civilizations, paying particular attention to their intellectual, religious, political, and social traditions. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
HIS240 The Dev't Of Europe To 1650 3
Description: Topics related to the development of Europe in a global context including ancient Middle East, Greeks and Romans, the medieval world, and the Renaissance and Reformation. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option C-
HIS291 United States History To 1865 3
Description: Colonial period and national development to the close of the Civil War. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
5. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHI105 Introduction To Ethics 3
Description: Introduces philosophical analysis of the ethical life. Reading and critical discussion of both classical and contemporary texts. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. ECO284 Principles Of Economics: Micro 3
Description: Overview of a market economy; analysis of supply and demand; using graphical techniques; consumer behavior; production and costs; determination of prices in various product and resource markets; causes and consequences of income distribution, international economics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
HIS102 World History II 3
Description: Evolution of the world from a constellation of relatively isolated regions in 1200 to global interdependence of the present day. Special emphasis on the interaction between Western and non-Western civilizations. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
HIS241 The Dev't Of Europe Since 1650 3
Description: Topics related to the development of Europe in a global context in the ages of absolutism, reason, revolution, Napoleon, nationalism, and the world wars, and the social and cultural background of the modern age. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option C-
HIS292 United States Hist Since 1865 3
Description: Social, economic, and political developments since the Civil War. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHI223 Argument Analysis 3
Description: Systematic study of arguments, emphasizing analysis and evaluation of arguments as they occur in everyday life. (We encourage you to take either PHI 203 or 223 but not both.) Letter grade or pass-fail.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. ECO285 Principles Of Economics: Macro 3
Description: Measurement of national economic variables; determination of output, income, employment, and price levels through aggregate supply and demand analysis and related graphical techniques; business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, global implications of international trade and production. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
POS201 Introduction To Politics 3
Description: Issues in contemporary political analysis, human values, and political goals; comparative study of how political systems differ; how nations influence one another. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
POS250 Intro To Public Policy Making 3
Description: Policy making in the United States and/or other countries in a political, social, economic, and cultural context. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
STA275 Statistical Analysis 3
Description: A calculus-based applied statistics course. Descriptive statistics; discrete and continuous random variables; probability distributions including binomial, Poisson, normal and t-distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 131 or MAT 136 with grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHI303 Decision Theory 3
Description: Theory of rational decision-making, applications of the theory to ethics and economics, and discussion of philosophical problems arising from the constructs employed by the theory (e.g., probability and utility). Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 or Math Placement 55) and 3 units of PHI coursework
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. PHI347 Law And Philosophy 3
Description: Foundational issues in law such as criminal responsibility, justification of punishment, legal moralism, legal paternalism, duty to obey, civil disobedience, constitutionalism, and the moral foundations of law. Pass-fail or letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Recommended Practicum: complete one or more of the following (see advisor for application process and specific requirements): research project, internship, service learning, semester as an international or national exchange student.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHI345W Morality, Property & Markets 3
Description: Reading and critical analysis of texts dealing with the fundamental elements of market economies, including property, freedom, efficiency, distributive justice, public goods, and moral hazard among others. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and 3 units of philosophy coursework
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Concentration: Select 3 of the 15 units required from: ACC 405, ECO 384, ECO 385, ECO 486, HIS 494, HIS 495, MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 238, MAT 239, MAT 368, MAT 316, MAT 320W, PHI 301, POS 335, POS 445, POS 446, STA 371, STA 471
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Concentration: Select 3 of the 15 units required from: ACC 405, ECO 384, ECO 385, ECO 486, HIS 494, HIS 495, MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 238, MAT 239, MAT 368, MAT 316, MAT 320W, PHI 301, POS 335, POS 445, POS 446, STA 371, STA 471
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
PPL Seminar milestone requirement: attend at least two seminars with distinguished visiting lecturers. Students will read and be prepared to raise questions about an excerpt of work in progress by the guest.
Students must see a college advisor before early enrollment for the next term.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHI357 Political Philosophy 3
Description: Issues encountered in the analysis, evaluation, and justification of political authority. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Concentration: Select 3 of the 15 units required from: ACC 405, ECO 384, ECO 385, ECO 486, HIS 494, HIS 495, MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 238, MAT 239, MAT 368, MAT 316, MAT 320W, PHI 301, POS 335, POS 445, POS 446, STA 371, STA 471
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Concentration: Select 3 of the 15 units required from: ACC 405, ECO 384, ECO 385, ECO 486, HIS 494, HIS 495, MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 238, MAT 239, MAT 368, MAT 316, MAT 320W, PHI 301, POS 335, POS 445, POS 446, STA 371, STA 471
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
PPL Seminar milestone requirement: attend at least two seminars with distinguished visiting lecturers. Students will read and be prepared to raise questions about an excerpt of work in progress by the guest.
Students need to submit graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CAPSTONECOURSE Capstone Course 3 CAPSTONECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: PHI 414C or POS 421C or ECO 498C or HIS capstone, as approved by PPL faculty advisory committee.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Concentration: Select 3 of the 15 units required from: ACC 405, ECO 384, ECO 385, ECO 486, HIS 494, HIS 495, MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 238, MAT 239, MAT 368, MAT 316, MAT 320W, PHI 301, POS 335, POS 445, POS 446, STA 371, STA 471
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) ECO 284 (3), ECO 285 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) LANGUAGE 101 (4), LANGUAGE 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) LANGUAGE 201 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

* Major Electives (Concentration) (any 15 units from the following list)

  • ACC 405 (3 units)
  • ECO 384 (3 units)
  • ECO 385 (3 units)
  • ECO 486 (3 units)
  • HIS 494 (3 units)
  • HIS 495 (3 units)    
  • MAT 136 (4 units)
  • MAT 137 (4 units)
  • MAT 238 (4 units)
  • MAT 239 (3 units)
  • MAT 368 (3 units)
  • MAT 316 (3 units)
  • MAT 320W (3 units)    
  • PHI 301 (3 units)
  • POS 335 (3 units)
  • POS 445 (3 units)
  • POS 446 (3 units)
  • STA 371 (3 units)
  • STA 471 (3 units)
Senior Capstone: PHI 414C or POS 421C or ECO 498C or HIS capstone, as approved by PPL faculty advisory committee (3 units). Some of these courses have prerequisites. Check the academic catalog for pre-requisite information.

Recommended Practicum: Students are advised to complete one or more of the following practicum listed below, which will require the completion of an application and specific requirements):
  • Research project in collaboration with a faculty member
  • Internship such as a legislative internship (HIS 466 or PHI 466) or with a law firm or business (PHI 408)
  • Service learning such as leading philosophy sessions in local high schools (PHI 408)
  • Semester of external study as an international or national exchange student
Required PPL Seminar milestones: Students are required to attend at least two seminars with distinguished visiting lecturers by 6th term and two seminars by 7th term. Typically, a seminar will consist of no more than 15 students in a roundtable session with a guest lecturer. Students will read and be prepared to raise questions about an excerpt of work in progress by the guest.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Philosophy Department:
Babbitt Academic Annex (Bldg. 23), Room 106
PHONE: 928-523-2648
http://www.cal.nau.edu/philosophy/

Student Services Center
College of Arts and Letters:
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://nau.edu/CAL/Student-Resources/

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.