Philosophy SF State Scholars Roadmap

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A (PHIL 110 Recommended) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Summer Semester
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
PHIL 205 Formal Logic I (Major Core) 3
PHIL 300 Academic and Professional Pathways in Philosophy (Major Core) 1
PHIL 320GW Philosophical Analysis - GWAR (Major Core) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units16-17
Spring Semester
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy (Major Core, UD-C) 3
PHIL 321 Being and Knowing (Major Core) 3
PHIL 450 Ethics (Major Core, UD-C, SJ) 3
Normative Issues (6 units) - Take One 5 3
History (3 units) - Take One 6 3
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
PHIL 715 Seminar in Philosophical Writing (Master's Core) 3
Normative Issues (6 Units) - Take One 5 3
Metaphysics & Epistemology (6 units) - Take Two 7 6
Electives (9 Units Total) - Take One 8 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
Electives (9 Units Total) - Take One 8 3
Graduate Philosophy Seminar 1 9 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies 10 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Electives (9 Units Total) - Take One 8 3
Gradute Philosophy Seminar 2 9 3
Complementary Studies - Take Two 10 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
PHIL 696 Directed Reading: Learning Outcomes (Major Core) 1
Graduate Philosophy Seminar 3 9 3
Graduate Philosophy Elective (12 Units Total) - Take One 11 3
Complementary Studies 10 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5
 Units15
Fifth Year
Summer Semester
Graduate Philosophy Seminar 4 9 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units6
Fall Semester
PHIL 896 Directed Reading in Fundamental Philosophical Texts (Master's Core) 12 3
Graduate Philisophy Elective (12 Units Total) - Take Two 11 6
 Units9
Spring Semester
PHIL 898 Master's Thesis 3
Graduate Philosophy Elective (12 Units Total) - Take One 11 3
 Units6
 Total Units154-156