Departmental Subfield Courses

Philosophy Subfield Courses

 

Wellesley groups its philosophy courses into three subfields: history of philosophy, value theory, and metaphysics and knowledge theory. Every major must take at least two units from subfield b (value theory) and subfield c (metaphysics and theories of knowledge). Every major must take at least two 300-level units in different subfields of philosophy; at least one of these units must be a seminar offered by the philosophy department. Majors are strongly encouraged to take a third unit in subfield a (history of philosophy).

 
Subfield A. The History of Philosophy:

PHIL 102 FYS: History of Marriage

PHIL 200 Philosophy and Witchcraft

PHIL 201 Ancient Greek Philosophy

PHIL 221 History of Modern Philosophy

PHIL 231 Classical Chinese Ethics

PHIL 300 Sem: Philosopher Misfits & Queens

PHIL 301 Sem: Mortality and Immortality

PHIL 305 Seminar: Plato's Republic

PHIL 306 Sem: Philosophy of Friendship

PHIL 307 Sem: Capitalism and Modernity

PHIL 310 Sem: Ancient Skepticisim

 

Subfield B. Value Theory: (Every major must take at least two units from the value theory subfield.)

PHIL 102 FYS: History of Marriage

PHIL 105 Philosophy of Food

PHIL 106 Intro to Moral Philosophy

PHIL 108 FYS: Friendship

PHIL 111 FYS: Ethics in Action

PHIL 115,Intro to Afr Amer Philosophy

PHIL 203 Philosophy of Art

PHIL 205 Chinese Political Philosophy

PHIL 213 Justice

PHIL 220 Philosophy of Literature

PHIL 222 Ethics of Technology

PHIL 226 Philosophy of Law

PHIL 228 Black Fem Philosophy

PHIL 229 Philosophy of Race

PHIL 231 Classical Chinese Ethics

PHIL 233  Environmental Ethics

PHIL 234 From Wilderness to Ruins

PHIL 236 Intro to Global Justice

PHIL 249. Medical Ethics

PHIL 300 Sem: Philosopher Misfits & Queens

PHIL 301 Sem: Mortality and Immortality

PHIL 303 Authenticity

PHIL 304 Sem: Terrible Beauties

PHIL 306 Sem: Philosophy of Friendship

PHIL 307 Sem: Capitalism and Modernity

PHIL 310 Sem: Ancient Skepticisim

PHIL 316 Sem: Capitalism & Soc Critique

PHIL 317 Sem: Philosophy and Race

PHIL 323 Social Philosophy of Language

PHIL 330 CSPW: Ethics for Everyone

PHIL 331 CPSW: Philosophy in First Person

PHIL 333 Sem: Language and Law

PHIL 338 Sem: Who Owns the Past?

PHIL 340  Sem: The Meaning of Life

PHIL 341 Sem: Moral Knowledge & Soc Difference

PHIL 342  Sem: International Ethics

PHIL 345 Sem: Empathy, Moral Judgment

PHIL 366 Sem: Islamic Philosophy/Theology

 

Subfield C. Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge: (Every major must take at least two units from the  metaphysics and theory of knowledge subfield.)

PHIL 103 Self & World: Intro Metaphysics & Epistemology

PHIL 112 FYS: Innateness & Plasticity

PHIL 200 Philosophy and Witchcraft

PHIL 207 Philosophy of Language

PHIL 215 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 216 Logic

PHIL 218 Value, Truth and Enquiry

PHIL 220 Philosophy of Literature

PHIL 229 Philosophy of Race

PHIL 245 Rationality and Action

PHIL 300 Sem: Philosopher Misfits & Queens

PHIL 306 Sem: Philosophy of Friendship

PHIL 310 Sem: Ancient Skepticisim

PHIL 311 Sem: Powers of Imagination

PHIL 317 Sem: Philosophy and Race

PHIL 319 Black Aesthetics

PHIL 323 Social Philosophy of Language

PHIL 325 The Free Will Problem

PHIL 331 CSPW: Philosophy in First Person

PHIL 333 Sem: Language and Law

PHIL 341 Sem: Moral Knowledge & Soc Difference

PHIL 345 Sem: Empathy, Moral Judgment