Undergraduate 2017-2018

Department of Philosophy

Chair: Nancy J. Matchett, Ph.D.

Location: McKee 318

Telephone: 970.351.2572

Faculty:  Nancy J. Matchett, Ph.D.; Bridgette Bailie Peterson, Ph.D., John M. Ramsey, Ph.D.; Thomas K. Trelogan, B.A.

Course(s) Offered (Prefix):

Program(s) Offered:

Philosophy B.A.

Ethics and Public Policy Emphasis

Philosophy Minor

Philosophy is the ongoing attempt to remain true to the spirit of the Socratic dictum: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” As such, it entails serious reflection on all of our fundamental convictions and beliefs, with an eye in particular to the clarification of our most basic concepts and the discovery of reasons for regarding these convictions and beliefs as either true or false.

The Philosophy program places special emphasis on helping its students develop critical reasoning and reflective skills. In addition to courses required for our majors and minors, we offer a variety of courses that satisfy the requirements of UNC's Liberal Arts Core. All of our 200- and 300- level offerings are designed to be accessible to non-majors, without prerequisites, as well