Distribution Courses

There are some common requirements for completing your Wellesley degree, whatever your major.

These include distribution of courses over different types of topics and studies.

That distribution requirement includes one unit in social and behavioral analysis and two units total from two of the following three distribution areas: epistemology and cognition; religion, ethics, and moral philosophy; and historical studies. Here's how philosophy courses fit into that rubric.

Epistemology and Cognition

103 Self and World
201 Ancient Greek Philosophy
202 African Philosophy
203 Philosophy of Art
207 Philosophy of Language 
208 Theories of Knowledge 
209 Scientific Reasoning 
211 Philosophy of Religion 
215 Philosophy of Mind 
216 Logic 
217 Philosophy of Science 
221 History of Modern Philosophy 
224 Existentialism 
225 Phenomenology and Hermeneutics 
226 Human Nature in Three Medieval Philosophers 
230 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy 
245 Agency and Motivation 
302 Kant’s Solution to Scepticism and Solipsism 
310 Seminar: Ancient & Medieval Philosophy 
313 Seminar in Metaphysics 
345 Seminar in Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Psychology and Social Science 
349 Selected Topics in Philosophy, when the topic is appropriate

Religion, Ethics, and Moral Philosophy

106 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
201 Ancient Greek Philosophy
202 African Philosophy
203 Philosophy of Art
204 Philosophy and Literature
206 Normative Ethics
210 Philosophy of Business
211 Philosophy of Religion
213 Social and Political Philosophy
226 Human Nature in Three Medieval Philosophers
235 Democracy
236 Introduction to Global Justice
256 Ethical Theories
300 Seminar in Modern Philosophy
303 Kant’s Moral Philosophy
323 Seminar in Continental Philosophy
326 Philosophy of Law
340 Seminar in Contemporary Ethical Theory
342 Seminar: Political Philosophy

Quantitative Reasoning

209 Scientific Reasoning

Social and Behavioral Analysis

213 Social and Political Philosophy
235 Democracy
236 Introduction to Global Justice
342 Seminar: Political Philosophy

Historical Studies

221 History of Modern Philosophy
224 Existentialism
230 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
310 Seminar: Ancient & Medieval Philosophy
323 Seminar in Continental Philosophy

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Department of Philosophy
Founders Hall 322
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Mary Kate McGowan
Department Chair

Deborah Feld-Fabisiewicz
Administrative Assistant

Tel: 781.283.2620