Transfer applicants to the Philosophy major with 90 or more units must complete as many of the following introductory courses as possible prior to admission to UCLA: one philosophy of mind or skepticism and rationality course, one ethical theory course, one symbolic logic course, and one additional philosophy course.
Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide, at http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr.htm for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.
Required: Thirteen upper division (100 series) or graduate (200 series) philosophy courses (52 units), including Philosophy 100A, 100B, 100C. Seven of the 13 courses must be distributed among the groups into which the undergraduate and graduate courses are divided, in the following manner: two courses in each of three of the groups and one course in the remaining group.
Courses listed under Special Studies may be applied toward the major but not toward a group requirement. A maximum of 8 units of course 199 may be applied toward the major but not toward a group requirement. Courses 100A, 100B, 100C may not be applied toward any group requirement. No course used to satisfy the major or preparation requirements may be taken on a P/NP basis.
To be awarded honors in philosophy at graduation, Philosophy majors must (1) have a 3.7 grade-point average in UCLA philosophy courses and a 3.7 GPA in upper division UCLA philosophy courses; (2) satisfy the honors directed study requirement by taking Philosophy 198A and 198B in conjunction (usually, but not necessarily concurrently) with two different regular upper division philosophy courses supervised by the instructors of those courses; and (3) receive a grade of A- or better in any course applied toward satisfaction of the honors requirement.
Students may substitute Philosophy 191 for either course 198A or 198B or, alternatively, may complete up to two philosophy graduate seminars in lieu of courses 198A and/or 198B. For an undergraduate or graduate seminar to be applied toward the honors directed study requirement, the consent of both the seminar instructor and the faculty honors adviser is required in advance. Students may also substitute up to one 4-unit Philosophy 198C or 199 course in which they produce a substantial paper that represents an original piece of research or its equivalent.
Required Upper Division Courses (24 units): Five courses, including at least one from each of three of the four groups into which the undergraduate and graduate courses are divided (Philosophy 100A, 100B, 100C apply toward Group I); one additional upper or lower division philosophy course.
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