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Philosophy and Public Affairs Concentration

The concentration in philosophy and public affairs allows students in the graduate program in philosophy at Moscow's Higher School of Economics to also earn a degree from George Mason.

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Students pursuing this concentration must successfully complete 31 credits, which may include a thesis. Students need to identify an advisor on entering the program and meet regularly with that advisor during their course of study.

 

Students pursuing this degree must successfully complete 31 credits, which may include a thesis. They may choose a course of study that focuses on traditional and contemporary philosophy or choose to complete one of three concentrations. Students need to identify an advisor on entering the program and meet regularly with that advisor during their course of study.

◊ Concentration in Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPAF)

The concentration in philosophy and public affairs allows students in the graduate program in philosophy at Moscow's Higher School of Economics to also earn a degree from George Mason.

One course (1 credit) of Proseminar

PHIL 600 - Proseminar in Philosophy Credits: 1

Four core courses (equivalent of 12 credits) taken at Moscow's Higher School of Economics

  • History of Philosophy: Philosophical Anthropology
  • Practical Philosophy: Philosophical Anthropology
  • Practical Philosophy: Contemporary Problems of Philosophy
  • One elective course in philosophy or ethics

Two courses (6 credits) in ethics chosen from:

PHIL 642 - Biomedical Ethics Credits: 3

PHIL 643 - Environmental Ethics Credits: 3

PHIL 644 - Business and Organizational Ethics Credits: 3

PHIL 645 - Research Ethics Credits: 3

Three to four elective courses (9-12 credits) in philosophy

Students who choose to write a thesis will take 3 fewer electives.

Optional Thesis (3 credits)

Students who choose to write a thesis should be aware of the policies governing theses as stated in Academic Policies.

PHIL 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6

Total: 31 credits

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