Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities Certificate

Only available to currently enrolled Drexel students.

The Certificate in Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students in all majors to deepen and broaden their educational experience through engagement with questions and ideas related to the arts and the humanities. What is the nature of art and how is it related to ideas about "beauty?" How do interpretations contribute to our idea of what is true? How can competing interpretations be assessed and evaluated? These and many other related issues will be explored.

Required Courses
PHIL 101Introduction to Western Philosophy3.0
or PHIL 102 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
or PHIL 107 Philosophy and Knowledge Organization
PHIL 231Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Ancient Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
Philosophy in Literature
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Religion
Total Credits18.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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