Minor: Philosophy

Philosophy is at the core of the liberal arts, and a minor in this discipline will supplement your major by honing your critical thinking skills and inviting you to ponder the most profound questions that we as human beings face.

Minors in Philosophy will:

  • identify concerns at the heart of human experience, especially those pertaining to the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, and values;
  • understand the way the greatest thinkers have addressed these concerns throughout human history;
  • and respond to these issues themselves, building on a firm foundation of formal reasoning, analytic method and critical intelligence.

The skills promoted by a minor in Philosophy, in concert with a major concentration, are essential to understanding the world around us. They are also universally applicable in our own lives and in our chosen professions. Overall, they serve as the necessary tools for becoming an informed and engaged citizen of the world.

Requirements for a minor in philosophy

Three courses as follows:  9
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy                                                                      3
PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics  3
And one of the following:  
PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy; (3)
PHIL 203 Medieval Philosophy; (3)
PHIL 305 Modern Philosophy (3)
Three Philosophy electives  9
Credit Total 18

*Students must take a total of three classes at the 300 level or above.

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