Departments of the other Claremont Colleges and CGU are designed to cultivate critical thinking and to introduce the student to the history of philosophy, its traditional problems and subject areas and its connections with related subjects. In addition to preparing students for graduate work in philosophy, philosophy courses are a natural complement to the study of a wide variety of other subjects and can be relevant to preparation for careers in law, medicine and a number of fields involving the natural and social sciences and the humanities.
Pitzer Advisers: A. Alwishah, B. Keeley.
Most courses numbered under 100 are suitable for students who have taken no college level courses in philosophy. Although they do not satisfy any of the major requirements, Philosophy 1, 2, 3 and 7 are especially recommended to introduce students to philosophy and to prepare them for more advanced courses.