The Department of Philosophy is committed to Georgia State's College-to-Career mission to provide students with the range of competencies required to thrive in the complex 21st century economy.
The Department is committed to student learning and the advancement of human knowledge.
The Department has led the way in the use of the nationally recognized Supplemental Instruction program to help students in core classes and it has a popular undergraduate pre-law concentration. Our graduate students, in addition to working with our nationally recognized faculty, follow a teacher-training program that is one of the most intensive in the country. Our graduate students have been admitted to many of the nation’s finest Ph.D. programs.
The Department of Philosophy is committed to increasing the diversity of the discipline of philosophy and to educating the diverse student body at Georgia State. In support of this mission, the Department has taken several actions so far, including:
- Affirming its commitment to creating an intellectual environment in all philosophy classrooms and all sponsored programming that is inclusive of students’ experiences, beliefs, and perspectives, regardless of their race, religion, language, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identification, ability status, socioeconomic status, national identity, or any other identity markers.
- Affirming its commitment to creating workspaces that are respectful and inclusive of persons of diverse backgrounds and identities.
- Offering the Arlene and Alvin Altman Scholarship for an undergraduate student and the Andrew Altman Social Justice Scholarship for a graduate student, both of which aim to promote inclusion in the discipline.
- Establishing a Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter at Georgia State to provide support and community for underrepresented groups in philosophy.
- Establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Committee to review and develop policies for the Department of Philosophy, including best practices for graduate admissions and hiring.