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Social Sciences Option

This option provides students with a concentration in philosophical issues in the social sciences, social and political theory, and education. It is designed for all students primarily interested in the philosophical dimensions of social thought and methodological and normative issues in the social sciences, educational theory, and public policy, including students with career or further educational goals in these fields.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)
PHIL 12 Symbolic Logic Keystone/General Education Course 3
+ 9 credits of 200-level courses
ADDITIONAL COURSES (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)
Select 6 credits in philosophy at the 00 or 100 level 6
Select one of the following: 3
American Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Social Science
Epistemology
Feminist Philosophy
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (REQUIRE A GRADE OF C OR BETTER)
Select 6 additional credits in philosophy at the 400 level, in consultation with adviser 6
Select 3 credits at the 400 level in social science, in consultation with adviser 3

How to Declare

You can declare the Social Sciences Option through your Student Center in Lion PATH.  You can view a tutorial using this link: https://tutorials.lionpath.psu.edu/public/UpdateAcademics/.  Please make sure you meet with an adviser to ensure appropriate course selection.