Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities Certificate

About the Program

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?" What does art say about the experience of being human or a particular human? How do interpretations contribute to our thinking about what is true and what is right? How can competing interpretations of our duties and obligations in society and the state be assessed and evaluated? How should we understand the ways people have thought about humanity's place in the cosmos over time? These and many other related issues will be explored. 

Contact your academic advisor in order to add this certificate to your program.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PHIL 110Introduction to Philosophy3.0
PHIL 231Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Non-Western Philosophies
Philosophy of Sex & Love
Judaism and Christianity: Two Religions or One?
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.

Additional Information

For more information about Drexel Philosophy classes and programs, please visit the Department of English & Philosophy website or stop by to see our director anytime. The Department of English & Philosophy is located in MacAlister Hall, Room 5016. The director can be contacted at:

Dr. Peter Amato
Director of Programs in Philosophy
Department of English & Philosophy
MacAlister 5029

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