Philosophy Minor Requirements

2015 - 2016 Catalog

Philosophy minor

A student may not complete both a major and a minor in philosophy. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.

A minor in philosophy requires completion of at least 6 three- or four-credit courses in philosophy (not including PHIL 473: Senior Thesis or PHIL 493: Honors Thesis). These 6 courses must include at least 3 courses numbered 200 or above and must include the following:

1. PHIL 170

2. Five courses chosen from at least two of the following three groups:

History of philosophy or major figures: PHIL 100, 110, 120, 130, 135, 212 (REL 212), 214 (REL 214), 215, 221 (CLAS 221), 222, 230, 232, 235, 238, 310, 315, 320, 322, and, when the topics are appropriate, 180, 195, 295, 296, 395, 399, and 403

Ethics and value theory: PHIL 100, 140, 145, 150, 240, 241 (POV 241), 242, 244, 246, 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, 262, 264, 266, 335 (BUS 335), 340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 354, 360, and, when the topics are appropriate, 180, 195, 295, 296, 395, 399, and 403

Metaphysics and epistemology: PHIL 100, 270, 272, 274, 278, 280, 282, 285, 288, 327, 372, 375, 378, 380, 382, 385, and, when the topics are appropriate, 180, 195, 295, 296, 395, 399, and 403

  1. Required course:
  2. Five courses chosen from at least two of the following three groups:
  3. These 6 courses must include at least 3 courses numbered 200 or above.