BSU Catalog Home | Philosophy Course Descriptions
Department of Humanities
Hagg-Sauer Hall 218-755-2880
Dr. Kit Christensen (Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Scott Borchers
The study of philosophy also includes a careful and critical examination of the basic assumptions, the central concepts, the value assertions, and the conclusions of all other disciplines. Such an examination forms the basis of such philosophic areas as the philosophy of religion, political philosophy, the philosophy of art, and the philosophy of science.
A study of philosophy not only enhances our intellectual understanding of the world and enables us to make larger sense out of our experience, but also brings about in us an awareness of the numerous ways in which views and assumptions of a philosophical sort are intimately involved in everyday living. In addition to broadening our perspectives and heightening our sensitivities, it encourages the development of a number of higher intellectual functions. It helps us to discern relationships and organize inferences, to think with clarity and explicate with precision, to critically analyze and think independently, and to probe, question, and explore.
The study of philosophy is appropriate for any career or profession that requires critical thinking and communication skills.
See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.Recommended High School Courses
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.
Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.