College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Philosophy Area Concentration

The philosophy concentration focuses on formal logic, and the relationship between logic and language. In the logic sequence (PHIL 102 and 202), students will learn to translate sentences of a natural language into sentences of a formal language, and how to evaluate arguments in that formal language using the tools of deductive logic. In the philosophy of language course (PHIL 430), students will explore various philosophical issues related to logic and language, including topics like truth, reference, and the relation between semantics and pragmatics. 

The study of logic and philosophy is an excellent way to develop your critical thinking skills and is therefore a good first step toward careers - like law - that require such skills.  

Philosophy Area Concentration Advisor

Ryan Wasserman
(360) 650-3860
Office Location
BH 302A