Honors Program

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah
 Hypatia
Hypatia
Julia Kristeva
Julia Kristeva
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Cornel West
Cornel West
The Death of Socrates, Jacques-Louis David
The Death of Socrates (1787), Jacques-Louis David
Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir
Sartre / Deleuze / Foucault
Sartre / Deleuze / Foucault
The School of Athens (abt. 1511), Raphael
The School of Athens (abt. 1511), Raphael
Nietzsche / Heidegger / Derrida
Nietzsche / Heidegger / Derrida
The Two Philosophers, Joan Miro
The Two Philosophers (1936), Joan Miró
Edmund Husserl
Edmund Husserl
G. W. F. Hegel
G. W. F. Hegel
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault
Rene Descartes
René Descartes
Gilles Deleuze
Gilles Deleuze
The Delights of the Poet, Giorgio de Chirico
The Delights of the Poet (1912), Giorgio de Chirico
Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt
Theodor Adorno
Theodor Adorno

The Department of Philosophy offers philosophy majors with superior academic ability the opportunity to enroll in a Departmental Honors program. Majors interested in earning departmental honors must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all their studies, and a GPA of at least 3.5 in their philosophy courses. Students who enroll for Departmental Honors will complete (in their senior year) a two-course sequence of independent reading PHL 480 (3 credits each semester for 6 total credits), and submit a final paper which is the culmination of their independent study. Candidates for Departmental Honors must register for PHL 480 only after obtaining the consent of the Chair of the Department. The independent reading course PHL 480 will be supervised by a member of the Department.