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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

PHIL 89 Honors Program I

Open only to Philosophy senior majors who are participating in the Honors Program. The Honors Program is designed for qualified students interested in doing intensive and individualized work in philosophy. Only those students who have successfully completed the Honors Program are eligible to receive major standings of Honors or High Honors. The program is divided into three stages: the Junior Honors Seminar, preparation and submission of a thesis proposal, and Honors thesis writing. All students who register for the Philosophy Major and who expect to have the necessary cumulative averages (3.50 in Philosophy and 3.33 overall) are invited to join the Junior Honors Seminars. In order to be accepted for Honors thesis writing, a student must successfully complete a Junior Honors Seminar, maintain or attain by the end of the Junior year the required grade point averages, and have a thesis proposal approved by the Philosophy Department by the end of the term in residence prior to commencement of thesis writing.

To complete a two-term thesis, qualified students are enrolled in PHIL 89 for the fall term and PHIL 90 for the winter term of their senior year. In extraordinary cases, a student may be permitted to write a winter-spring or fall-spring thesis. In such cases, students are expected to consult with the Chair of the department during the junior year and to request special accommodations when submitting their senior thesis proposals. Only one term of the Honors Program may count towards satisfying the major requirements. Honors Program grades are assigned retroactively at the end of Spring term.

Students are awarded one course credit for successful completion of this course at the end of the third term of study. Students subsequently register for PHIL-090 and continue with their coursework into a third term.  Students do not register for a third term. A final grade will replace the “ON” for both PHIL-090 and this course upon completion of this course at the end of the third term of coursework.


Requires the permission of the Chair.

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Winter