General Education Requirement
Georgetown, with its commitment to the Jesuit tradition, believes that men and women should consider reflectively their relationship to the world, their fellow humans, and God.
As such, all Georgetown students must take two Philosophy courses: one in Ethics (PHIL 010, 100-149) and one in Non-Ethics (020, 150-199). Courses taught outside the Philosophy Department do not satisfy either of these requirements unless they are cross-listed in philosophy. Cross-listed courses will satisfy the general education requirement in philosophy only if they are taught by a Faculty member with a PhD in philosophy and the readings in the course are predominantly by philosophers. Requests to cross-list courses must be made by the Faculty member before the beginning of the semester.
The first course a student takes in philosophy must be an introductory course, either Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 010) or Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 020). The Philosophy of Sport (PHIL 098) and Political and Social Thought (PHIL 099) will also satisfy this requirement, and may count as either ethics or non-ethics.
After taking an introductory course in either non-ethics or ethics, students must take a second course in the opposite area, either at the introductory level or at the bridge-course level (100-199). Students are strongly encouraged to take their second course at the bridge level. Seniors are not permitted to enroll in PHIL 010, PHIL 020, PHIL 098, or PHIL 099 except in unusual circumstances; they must take courses at the bridge level.
SFS students must take PHIL 099 as a first course. For a second course SFS students may choose either ethics or non-ethics (010-199).
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