Historically, the discipline of philosophy has been expansive in the scope of its interests, exploring issues across the fields of natural science, social science, literature, and the arts. Students majoring in other disciplines will find many Philosophy courses that complement their interests, and students concentrating in philosophy are encouraged to enrich their study of philosophy by making connections with other disciplines. A major in philosophy requires seven courses offered by members of the department, of which at least four are in the Upper College. Several courses of a philosophical nature are taught at the Hannah Arendt Center
and in the History, Human Rights, Literature, Physics, Political Studies, and Religion programs.