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  Diploma Area Advisor: Cenk Özbay
This program is designed for students who want to acquire a strong background in philosophy and develop their critical thinking skills. The program introduces students to the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophical debates, and equips them with the skills of interpretation and critical reasoning requisite for taking part in these debates. The program offers a sound formation that will prepare interested students for graduate study in philosophy and in humanities and social sciences.


Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
Required Courses - 6 2
Core Electives - 6 2
Area Electives - 6 2
Total - 18 6

Required Courses

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     HUM 207 Major Works of Western Philosophy 5 3 FASS
     PHIL 202 Problems of Philosophy 6 3 FASS

Core Electives

Minimum 6 credits must be taken from list The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.:

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     HUM 317 Major Works of Moral Philosophy 5 3 FASS
     PHIL 300 Philosophy of Science 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 301 Philosophy of Social Sciences 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 310 Philosophy of Mind 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 321 Symbolic Logic 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 330 Philosophy of Language 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 340 Bioethics 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 401 Epistemology 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 450 Science and Society 6 3 FASS
     POLS 301 Political Theory I 6 3 FASS
     POLS 473 Political Theory II 6 3 FASS

Area Electives

A minimum of 6 credits must be taken from the courses listed below. Any other course which is not listed here can also be taken and counted towards the degree requirements but only upon the approval of the program coordinator.
  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     PHIL 224 Philosophy and Film 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 313 Emotion and Reason 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 322 Philosophy of Art 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 323 Imagination and Play 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 342 Philosophy of Biology 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 399 Independent Study 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 421 Personhood and Personal Identity 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 425 European Humanism and After 6 3 FASS
     POLS 426 Continental Political Thought 6 3 FASS

* Faculty Courses

**Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

***Graduate courses are not listed in undergraduate area requirements even if they are among them.

****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.