Minor in Philosophy

About the Minor

A philosophy minor adds depth and breadth to your college education. Philosophy classes train you to be a critical thinker and a thoughtful, reflective person. They assist you in developing more careful reading skills and more effective writing and speaking skills. They also give you a lot of practice constructing and criticizing logical arguments. More than almost any other minor a philosophy minor will broaden and enhance your education and help you develop skills you will use in your career and also in everyday life. The minor requires a variety of classes including an introduction, a logic course, three "foundations" courses, an "area elective", an applied ethics course, and one 400-level History of Philosophy seminar. 
Students who have completed 30.0 credits may apply for the philosophy minor by meeting with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.
Required Courses
PHIL 101Introduction to Western Philosophy3.0
or PHIL 102 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
or PHIL 111 Symbolic Logic I
Select three Philosophy Foundations Electives:9.0
Symbolic Logic II
Metaphysics: Philosophy of Reality
Ancient Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Contemporary Philosophy
Epistemology: Philosophy of Knowledge
Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art
Social & Political Philosophy
Select one Philosophy Area Elective:3.0
Philosophy of Sport
Philosophy of Time
Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Sex & Love
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Medicine
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy in Literature
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Religion
Select one Applied Ethics Elective:3.0
Business Ethics
Ethics and the Media
Ethics and Information Technology
Engineering Ethics
Ethics and Design Professions
Biomedical Ethics
Organizational Ethics
Ethics in Sports Management
Criminal Justice Ethics
Global Ethical Issues
Environmental Ethics
Select one Philosophy Seminar Elective:3.0
Seminar in Ancient Philosophy
Seminar in Modern Philosophy
Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy
Seminar in a Philosophical School
Seminar in a Major Philosopher
Total Credits24.0
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