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.