Bridge Readings Courses
Certain philosophy courses contain special units of instruction known as "Bridge-readings." "Bridge-readings" comprise a packet of articles that connect philosophical traditions to other disciplines. The purpose of such readings is to encourage students to identify philosophical precedents and issues within their major course of study. Instead of taking the final examination, students are invited to write a final paper that explores the interdisciplinary connections between the philosophy course and their major discipline. Interdepartmental assistance is often available to support such interdisciplinary efforts. (See examples of possible readings for Psychology & Literature).