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Minor in Philosophy

The Philosophy Minor develops essential skills in critical thinking and analysis. A Minor in Philosophy enhances career possibilities in a number of different areas including the teaching profession, law, and virtually any field where ethics plays a critical role, such as nursing, journalism, business, and community services.

Administered by: Department of Philosophy and Music

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

One (1) of the following:

Plus five (5) electives from the following elective lists:

Maximum of two (2) of the following:

  • PHL 101 Plato and the Roots of Western Philosophy
  • PHL 102 What is Philosophy?
  • PHL 110 Philosophy of Religion I
  • PHL 187 Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • PHL 201 Problems in Philosophy
  • PHL 210 Introduction to Indian Philosophy
  • PHL 306 Freedom, Equality, Limits of Authority
  • PHL 307 Business Ethics
  • PHL 333 Philosophy of Human Nature
  • PHL 365 Philosophy of Beauty
  • PHL 366 Existentialism and Art and Culture
  • PHL 400 Human Rights and Justice
  • PHL 401 Philosophy and Mass Culture
  • PHL 404 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHL 405 Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • PHL 406 Issues of Life, Death and Poverty
  • PHL 420 Philosophy, Diversity and Recognition
  • PHL 449 Philosophy of Punishment

Maximum of five (5)
of the following:

* PHL 214 and SSH 105 are antirequisites. PHL 302 and PHL 509 are antirequisites.

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.