The Department of Philosophy is located on the second floor of Clark Hall on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.
The Department of Philosophy offers an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. A student majoring in philosophy must satisfy the requirements of the Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements. The department offers minor programs and sequences for the undergrauate along with graduate-level courses for candidates for the Master of Arts degree in other fields, such as biomedical, ethics, history, english, math and science. The department's course offerings are designed not only to provide knowledge and skills required for students whose main interest is in philosophy but also to educate students in general about the intellectual issues that a reflective person is likely to encounter in various contexts of civilized life. The department emphasizes the relevance of philosophy to mathematics, computer science, and disciplines in the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities and arts, and law.
The major program in philosophy, besides offering a solid foundation for advanced study in philosophy and enriching programs in other disciplines, develops the skills for analytical and critical thinking, effective communication and rational decision needed in a wide range of endeavors.
The program thus provides majors with unusual flexibility in the choice of subsequent careers, including law, medicine, and management while complementing the pursuit of career objectives with a greater perspective and a richer quality of intellectual life The department participates in an interdisciplinary major program in the history and philosophy of science and technology leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in collaboration with the Department of History.
The department also participates in an interdisciplinary major program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (HPST), leading to the bachelor of arts degree, in collaboration with the Department of History. This program also participates in, and contributes courses to the interdisciplinary minor in artificial intelligence.
Department of Philosophy
11130 Bellflower Rd.
211 Clark Hall
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7119
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