1. The Requirement

Concentration in the field of philosophy requires a total of three subjects in philosophy that are numbered in the MIT Bulletin from 24.00 to 24.292. Of these three subjects, one may be an introductory subject listed in the Bulletin with a number below 24.111. No more than one introductory subject can count for concentration purposes, and all three concentration subjects may be non introductory subjects. The selection of three subjects must be "well-distributed", as determined by the concentration advisor, Roger White (32-D924, 617-253-3554, rog@mit.edu).

Subjects numbered from 24.00 to 24.292 that are cross-listed in another department can be used for the concentration in philosophy even if the student registers for them using the other department's subject number. On the concentration forms these subjects should be listed with the relevant philosophy subject number in parentheses.

Besides subjects offered at MIT, subjects originating through transfer credit from another university will be counted toward the concentration requirement if MIT transfer credit has been given for a specific MIT philosophy subject numbered from 24.00 to 24.292. Other subjects originating through transfer credit from philosophy departments elsewhere may also be used, but only if approved by the philosophy transfer credit examiner, Roger White (32-D924, 617-253-3554, rog@mit.edu)

2. Application Forms

Concentration credit in philosophy is obtained by first filing a proposal form with the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy and afterwards submitting a certificate of completion form. Proposal and completion forms are available at the department office in 32-D808, the office of the HASS Requirement in 12-126, or through UAAO in 7-104. Both forms are reviewed and signed by the philosophy concentration advisor. When the completion form is filed, it must be accompanied by a copy of the Registrar's transcript or grade report that gives proof that the subjects have been completed with a passing grade. Please circle the three subjects on the submitted transcript or grade report.

3. Consultation

Professor White is available for consultation. Please contact Prof. White at 617-253-3554 or rog@mit.edu for an appointment. Please feel free to leave all relevant forms and grade reports in the main office, Bldg. 32-D808 for Prof. White's signature.

Ms. Jennifer Purdy in 32-D812 (x3-9372; purdy@mit.edu) will also be glad to be of help, both in giving general information and in directing students to the faculty advisors.


MIT linguistics & philosophy
updated: 9-dec-14