Students in this field appreciate and have thoughtful attitudes toward life and the world. They reflect critically on such problems as the nature of our individual and social lives, the nature of the world in which we live, and the nature of our consciousness of and response to that world. Enjoying the debating of various issues with colleagues, this kind of person is always seeing and contemplating the moral and social issues that surround us. Excellent writing skills are important.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Philosophy majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.
Various specializations related to a major in Philosophy may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to:
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