Requirements

Environmental Philosophy M.A.

Requirements

A. 32 graduate semester credits

1.  23 credits must be in philosophy courses:

      • 15 of the 23 philosophy credits must be in the core philosophy graduate seminars:

(a) Philosophy of Technology [PHIL 501, 3 credits]

(b) Topics in Value Theory [PHIL 502, 3 credits]

(c) Topics in Environmental Philosophy [PHIL 504, 3 credits]

(d) Issues in the Anthropocene [PHL 505, 3 credits]

(e) Philosophical Foundations of Ecology [PHIL 507, 3 credits]

      • 3 of the 23 philosophy credits are earned in a supervised internship with an environmental organization or government agency [PHIL 598, 3 credits]
      • 2 of the 23 philosophy credits must be in the Philosophy Forum [PHIL 510, 2 credits]
      • 3 of the 23 philosophy credits must be in Environmental Ethics [PHIL 591, 3 credits]

2.  9 elective credits:

      • These courses must be approved by the Graduate Advisor and may be philosophy courses or courses taken outside the department [9 credits] 

B. 4 thesis credits

      • Students must successfully complete and defend a 30-40 page thesis on a topic in environmental philosophy [PHIL 599, 4 credits]