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The Philosophy Department offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Course Numbering

Lower-division, courses, numbered 1 through 99, are introductory courses intended primarily for freshmen and sophomores. Upper-division courses, numbered 101 through 199, are more advanced and are intended primarily for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Graduate courses, numbered 201 through 299, are intended primarily for graduate students. They may be taken by undergraduates. To receive unit credit for these courses, students must petition with their college Dean's office.

Course Scheduling

The schedule for a given academic year is announced in the Winter quarter of the preceding academic year and is subject to change. Summer session schedules are announced in the Spring quarter immediately preceding the session.

The courses offered for the 2015-16 academic year are listed here.

The course schedule for Fall 2015 is listed here.

You can also find the class times and room locations by searching the registrar's page here. Just select your term, select "Philosophy (PHI)" as the subject area, and click the "search" button.


A representative sample of syllabi from some of our classes is available here.

Expanded Course Descriptions

A fuller description of the classes on offer every quarter can be found here.


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