Courses are offered in the areas of political theory and philosophy; American political institutions and processes; international relations and foreign policy; and comparative politics. Select Political Science Courses:
A statistics course is also required. Students should consult with the department for additional information concerning prerequisites, course content and academic counseling.
The curriculum includes a course in logic, three courses from the sequence in the history of philosophy (ancient Greek philosophy, medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, and 19th-century philosophy), and one advanced course in each of the following areas: ethics, metaphysics or epistemology, and 20thcentury philosophy.
In their senior year, philosophy majors must complete a capstone requirement in which they work one-on-one with a faculty member to conduct an in-depth exploration of a philosophical topic and produce a substantial piece of writing on it.
The IU Northwest philosophy program has a special collaborative agreement with the philosophy program at Purdue University Calumet. The agreement is designed to give our students access to the broadest possible spectrum of courses and areas of philosophical research. Students in our program may take up to nine credit hours in philosophy at Purdue University Calumet.
Students should consult with the department for additional information concerning prerequisites, course content and academic counseling.