Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Dr. Patrick A. Wilson, Chair
Which Course is Right for your Advisee?
Ideally students will take several courses across the humanities (including philosophy and religion). Since this is not always feasible, students should be guided by the following considerations:
- Interest - many philosophy courses do not have prerequisites and are appropriate for any student.
- Preparation for their major - philosophy courses are ideal complements to many majors. The odd philosophy course can stimulate interest and performance in the major of their choice.
- Preparation for an intended career - philosophy courses are typically skill oriented and not content oriented. As a result they can help students develop success skills in most careers.
Most importantly: Please encourage your advisees to browse through the Department web pages and speak with the members of the Department.