Philosophy and Theology General Education Requirements
Georgetown, with its commitment to the Jesuit tradition, believes that modern men and women should consider reflectively their relationship to the world, their fellow humans, and God. All students take a year of Philosophy and a year of Theology.
All students in Georgetown College are required to take two courses in philosophy, normally one in the first year and one in the second year. One course must be in ethics and one in non-ethics (an area other than ethics). The first class should be PHIL-010 or 020. If the first class is PHIL-010, the second should be PHIL-150–199 or PHIL-020. If the first class is PHIL-020, the second should be PHIL-100–149 or PHIL-010. The department strongly advises students to take their second philosophy at the 100-level, especially if they are considering majoring in philosophy.
Problem of God (THEO-001) and one intermediate level theology elective fulfill the theology requirement. Introduction to Biblical Literature (THEO-011) may be substituted for Problem of God or may be used as an intermediate level elective. (Transfer students are exempt from Problem of God and may select any two intermediate level courses, including Introduction to Biblical Literature, to fulfill this requirement.)