SUNY Oneonta

Department of Philosophy
160 Fitzelle Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015

Phone: (607) 436-2456
Fax: (607) 436-2435



Philosophy Courses


Philosophy courses challenge and instruct students to think clearly and responsibly, to communicate their ideas more effectively, and to listen to the ideas and opinions of others with increased sympathy and understanding. Many courses deal with concepts of self-identity and worth. Many involve cross-cultural and/or interdisciplinary study and investigation. And many focus on contemporary moral and ethical issues.

Students with no previous background in Philosophy are encouraged to begin with a 100-level course. These provide a general introduction and help establish a foundation for advanced study.

Upper-level courses (200 and 300) typically presuppose a somewhat higher level of intellectual maturity and academic commitment. Interested students should review the college catalog and/or consult with the individual instructor to determine requirements, expectations, etc.

To learn more about the various courses and programs available to you, select one of the following links.