The University of Texas at Arlington: Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 2008-2009 The University of Texas at Arlington: Graduate Catalog 2008-2009
Note: This Catalog was published in July 2008 and supersedes the 2007-2008 Catalog.

Department of Philosophy and Humanities

department web page: www.uta.edu/philosophy/
department contact: williford@uta.edu
graduate web page: www.uta.edu/philosophy/graduate.php
graduate contact: hekman@uta.edu

Chair

Dr. Kenneth Williford
305 Carlisle Hall
817.272.0505
williford@uta.edu

Courses: PHIL, GREK, LATN, CLAS

Area of Study and Degrees

Humanities
M.A.
(See Program in Humanities)

Philosophy
Ph.D.
(See Cooperative Program with the University of North Texas, below)

Graduate Faculty

Associate Professors

Baker, Burgess-Jackson, Chiasson, Nussbaum, Reeder

Assistant Professor

Byrd

Objective

The Philosophy and Classical Studies Programs at UT Arlington actively participate in the cooperative philosophy Ph.D. program with the University of North Texas and in the Graduate Humanities M.A. Program at UT Arlington. Our graduate course offerings in philosophy and in classics also support other graduate programs, particularly those in the humanities disciplines and in the social sciences at UT Arlington. These courses provide inter alia the theoretical background necessary to the complete understanding and use of professional skills in such ancillary areas.

The Cooperative Philosophy Doctoral Program

The Ph.D. program in philosophy at the University of North Texas is a cooperative one between UNT and the Philosophy Program at UT Arlington, drawing upon the expertise of the faculty of both institutions. Students apply for admission to the Ph.D. program through the degree granting institution, UNT. Upon admission, students are able to register for graduate courses at either participating institution and to make use of the academic resources available at either institution. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 graduate semester credit hours at each participating institution. See the online Student Handbook for the Program (www.uta.edu/philosophy/PhDhandbook.htm) and, also, visit the web page of UNT's Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies (www.phil.unt.edu/programs/graduate/ ). For more information, contact Professor Robert Frodeman (frodeman@unt.edu) at the University of North Texas.

The Graduate Humanities Master's Program

Through the Graduate Humanities Program, UT Arlington offers courses of study leading to the Master of Arts in the Humanities. These courses of study are designed to instill understandings across the spectrum of those fields traditionally identified as “the humanities.” The Graduate Humanities program is not suited for those wishing to pursue a traditional disciplinary degree, because its views, subject matter and methods transcend those normally allowed in a single discipline. It aims to integrate different disciplines within the humanities and to articulate connections across disciplinary boundaries. Coursework and examinations reflect the methods and perspectives of the humanities. Philosophical Studies is a possible area of concentration within the Graduate Humanities Program.


The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; completing course requirements in a later semester cannot change it. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.

An incomplete grade (the grade of I) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded I. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an I, the student must complete the course requirements. Enrolling again in the course in which an I was earned cannot change a grade of I. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.

Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour dissertation courses and nine-hour thesis courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)

Courses in Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL5391 - CONFERENCE COURSE IN PHILOSOPHY (3 - 0)
May be taken only with the permission of the instructor and Graduate Advisor.

PHIL5392 - TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY (3 - 0)
Consideration in depth of the work of a single philosopher or a related philosophical school against the background of the development of philosophy. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

PHIL5393 - PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE HUMANITIES (3 - 0)
A philosophical inquiry into problems and issues of relevance in humanistic disciplines. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

PHIL6389 - SEMINAR IN PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS (3 - 0)
Seminar-style treatment of some major problem in contemporary philosophy. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

PHIL6394 - TOPICS IN SYSTEMATIC PHILOSOPHY (3 - 0)
In-depth treatment of an issue or issues in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics or related subdisciplinary areas. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Courses in Greek (GREK)

GREK5391 - CONFERENCE COURSE IN GREEK (3 - 0)
May be taken only with the permission of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor.

Courses in Latin (LATN)

LATN5301 - INTENSIVE LATIN FOR READING I (3 - 0)
Covers approximately the same material as LATN 1441/1442 (Levels I and II).

LATN5302 - INTENSIVE LATIN FOR READING II (3 - 0)
Covers approximately the same material as LATN 2313/2314 (Levels III and IV).

LATN5391 - CONFERENCE COURSE IN LATIN (3 - 0)
May be taken only with the permission of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor.

Courses in Classics (CLAS)

CLAS5392 - TOPICS IN CLASSICAL STUDIES (3 - 0)
Studies in the social, political and cultural systems of the ancient Greeks and Romans, including their influence upon subsequent societies. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

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