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Admissions

Credit Guide for Philosophy

College of DuPage 
College of DuPage Lake Forest College

PHILO 1100: Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy: Classical Questions

PHILO 1110: Ethics

PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters

PHILO 1112: Biomedical Ethics

PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, or PHIL 205: Medical Ethics, depending on the particular syllabus

PHILO 1114: Business Ethics

PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics

PHILO 1116: Environmental Ethics

PHIL 210: Environmental Ethics

PHILO 1120: Logic

PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument

PHIL 1125: Critical Thinking

PHIL 100-level elective

PHILO 1130: Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 117: Political Philosophy

PHILO 1150: World Religions

Will not count toward philosophy major

PHILO 1160: History and Philosophy of Education

PHIL 220: Philosophy of Education

PHILO 1800: Special Project

PHIL 100-level elective

PHILO 1840: Independent Study—Individualized

PHIL 100-level elective, or another course depending on specific syllabus

PHILO 2010: Western Philosophy Greek-Renaissance

Either PHIL 100-level elective, PHIL 200-level elective, or PHIL 290, depending on specific syllabus

PHILO 2011: Western Philosophy Enlightenment-Present

Either PHIL 100-level elective, PHIL 200-level elective, PHIL 291, PHIL 292, or PHIL 320 depending on specific syllabus

PHILO 2150: Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 223: Does God Exist?

PHIL 2200: Introduction to Philosophy of Science

PHIL 225: Philosophy of Science

PHILO 2250: Introduction to Philosophy of Art

PHIL 260: Aesthetics

PHIL 2260: Indian Philosophy

PHIL 200-level elective

PHIL 2800: Special Project

PHIL 200-level elective

PHIL 2860-2871: Internship

PHIL 200-level elective, or may not count toward philosophy major, depending on specific project

Important Notes
  • The Lake Forest College Philosophy major requires three courses in the history of philosophy, of five offered. We can make some exceptions to this, but in general, we will not accept more than two history-of-philosophy courses from College of DuPage toward that requirement.
  • In most cases, if a CDC student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at CDC, and PHILO 210 and 211 were accepted as two of Lake Forest’s 290, 291, 292, 320, or 355, she would still need to take one history-of-philosophy course, PHIL 325: Major Ethical Theories, PHIL 305: Comparative Philosophy: East-West, and a senior capstone (either a seminar, a research project, or a thesis).
College of Lake County
College of Lake County Lake Forest College
PHI 121 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110-118, depending on the particular syllabus
PHI 125 Introduction to Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters
PHI 122 Logic PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument
PHI 128 Introduction to Social and Political Philosphy PHIL 117: Political Philosophy
PHI 126 World Religions Will not count toward philosophy major
PHI 129 Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality PHIL 200: Philosophy and Gender
PHI 221 Asian Philosophy Either PHIL 114 or PHIL 275 or PHIL 285, depending on the particular syllabus
PHI 123 Philosophy of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?
Important Notes
  • Of the philosophy courses offered at CLC, only the PHI 122: Logic will transfer as one of the required courses toward the Lake Forest College major. All others that count toward the major will count as electives. Thus, a hypothetical student who had taken all philosophy courses offered at CLC would still need to take at least six courses in philosophy to major in philosophy at Lake Forest College. We might waive requirements in special circumstances.
Elgin Community College
Elgin Community College Lake Forest College
HUM 110 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy: Classical Questions
HUM 112 Western Philosophy I Either PHIL 100-level elective, or PHIL 290, depending on specific syllabus
HUM 113 Western Philosophy II Either PHIL 100-level elective, PHIL 291, PHIL 292, or PHIL 320 depending on specific syllabus
HUM 115 Critical Reasoning PHIL 100-level elective
HUM 116 Logic PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument
HUM 117 Social & Political Philosophy PHIL 117: Political Philosophy
HUM 118 Philosophy of Science PHIL 100-level elective, or PHIL 225, depending on the particular syllabus
HUM 170 Introduction to Asian Philosophies PHIL 114: Asian Thought
HUM 216 Ethics Either PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, or PHIL 325, depending on the particular syllabus
HUM 202 Philosophy of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?
HUM 217 Aesthetics PHIL 260: Aesthetics
HUM 231 Contemporary Moral Issues Either PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, or PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics, depending on the particular syllabus
HUM 297 Independent Study in Humanities May count as a PHIL 200-level elective, depending on the topic
Important Notes
  • The Lake Forest College Philosophy major requires three courses in the history of philosophy, of five offered. We can make some exceptions to this, but in general, we will not accept more than two history-of-philosophy courses from Elgin Community College toward that requirement.
  • In most cases, if an ECC student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at ECC, HUM 216 were accepted as Lake Forest’s PHIL 325, and HUM 112-and 113 were accepted as two of Lake Forest’s 290, 291, 292, 320, or 355, she would still need to take one history-of-philosophy course, 305: Comparative Philosophy: East-West, and a senior capstone (either a seminar, a research project, or a thesis).
Harper Community College
Harper Community College Lake Forest College
Phil 102: Symbolic Logic PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument
Phil 101: Critical Thinking PHIL 100-level elective
Phil 105: Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy: Classical Questions, or another 100-level Introduction to Philosophy course, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 115: Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters
Phil 120: Social and Political Philosophy PHIL 117: Political Philosophy
Phil 150: Business Ethics PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics
Phil 160: Non-Western Philosophy PHIL 100-level elective, PHIL 114, or another elective course, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 170: Environmental Ethics PHIL 210: Environmental Ethics
Phil 180: Biomedical Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, or PHIL 205: Medical Ethics, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 205: Religions of the World Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 210: Death and Dying PHIL 200-level elective
Phil 215: Religion in America Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 220: Philosophy of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?

Phil 231: History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval

Either PHIL 200-level elective or PHIL 290, depending on specific syllabus
Phil 232: History of Philosophy: Modern Either PHIL 200-level elective, PHIL 291, PHIL 292, or PHIL 320, depending on specific syllabus
Important Notes
  • The Lake Forest College Philosophy major requires three courses in the history of philosophy, of five offered. We can make some exceptions to this, but in general, we will not accept more than two history-of-philosophy courses from William Rainey Harper College toward that requirement.
  • In most cases, if a Harper student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at Harper, and Phil 231 and 232 were accepted as two of Lake Forest’s 290, 291, 292, 320, or 355, she would still need to take one history-of-philosophy course, PHIL 325: Major Ethical Theories, PHIL 305: Comparative Philosophy: East-West, and a senior capstone (either a seminar, a research project, or a thesis).
McHenry County College
McHenry County College Lake Forest College
Phil 151: Introduction To Philosophy PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy: Classical Questions, or another Introduction to philosophy course, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 155: Introduction to Logic PHIL 100-level elective
Phil 158: Studies About Women Either will not count toward the philosophy major, or will count as PHIL 200: Philosophy of Gender, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 160: Eastern Philosophy PHIL 114: Asian Thought
Phil 240: Philosophy Of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?
Phil 251: Introduction to Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters
Phil 252: Bioethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters, PHIL 205: Medical Ethics, or 200-level elective, depending on the particular syllabus
Phil 255: Living With Death Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 261: Religions Of The World Will not count toward philosophy major
Phil 262: Foundational Religious Texts Will not count toward philosophy major
PHL 290: Topics in Philosophy PHIL 200-level elective
Important Notes
  • In most cases, if a MCC student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at MCC, unless the topic for MCC’s PHL 290 matched one of our required courses for the major, she would have taken only electives toward the Lake Forest College Philosophy Major, and would have all seven of the required courses still to take.
Oakton Community College
Oakton Community College Lake Forest College
PHL105- Logic PHIL 100-level elective
PHL107 - Business Ethics PHIL 203: Business and Professional Ethics

PHL170 - Introduction to Philosophy of Science

PHIL 100-level elective, or PHIL 225, depending on the particular syllabus
PHL180 - Medical Ethics PHIL 205: Medical Ethics
PHL204 - Environmental Ethics PHIL 210: Environmental Ethics
PHL205 - World Religions Will not count toward philosophy major
PHL215 - Asian Philosophy PHIL 114 or PHIL 275 or 285, depending on the particular syllabus
PHL230 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Either PHIL 200-level elective or PHIL 290, depending on specific syllabus

PHL231 - Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

Either PHIL 200-level elective, PHIL 291, PHIL 292, or PHIL 320, depending on specific syllabus
PHL240 - Philosophy of Religion PHIL 223: Does God Exist?

PHL245 - Foundational Religious Texts

Will not count toward philosophy major
Important Notes
  • The Lake Forest College Philosophy major requires three courses in the history of philosophy, of five offered. We can make some exceptions to this, but in general, we will not accept more than two history-of-philosophy courses from College of DuPage toward that requirement.
  • In most cases, if an Oakton student were to (hypothetically) take all the regular philosophy offerings at Oakton, and PHL 230 and 231 were accepted as two of Lake Forest’s 290, 291, 292, 320, or 355, she would still need to take PHIL 156: Logic and Styles of Argument, one history-of-philosophy course, PHIL 325: Major Ethical Theories, PHIL 305: Comparative Philosophy: East-West, and a senior capstone (either a seminar, a research project, or a thesis).
Triton Community College
Triton Community College Lake Forest College
PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110-118 or
100-level elective, depending on syllabus
PHL 102: Logic 100-level elective
PHL 103: Ethics PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters
PHL 104: Social and Political Philosophy PHIL 117: Political Philosophy
PHL 105: World Religions Will not count toward philosophy major
PHL 106: Biomedical Ethics

PHIL 118: Why Philosophy Matters or
PHIL 205: Medical Ethics, depending on the particular syllabus

PHL 113: Environmental Ethics PHIL 210: Environmental Ethics
PHL 296: Special Topics in Philosophy PHIL 200-level elective or
a particular 200-level course offering, depending on topic
Important Notes
  • Of the philosophy courses offered at Triton, only the PHL 102: Logic will transfer as one of the required courses toward the Lake Forest College major. All others that count toward the major will count as electives. Thus, a hypothetical student who had taken all philosophy courses offered at Triton would still need to take at least six courses in philosophy to major in philosophy at Lake Forest College. We might waive requirements in special circumstances, or accept 296 as a required course, depending on the topic.