Philosophy Minor

Enrich your understanding of the basic issues concerning knowledge, reality, and values with a minor in Philosophy. You will explore both classical Western thought and contemporary critiques of the classical tradition, with course offerings in topics such as logic, scholasticism, and ethics. Through your coursework, you will also be able to engage in studies of Kant, Descartes, Aquinas, and other great philosophers from both Western and non-Western traditions. With a deep understanding of history and humanity, the program will allow you to develop your philosophical thought in reflective, independent, and responsible ways.

Minor in Philosophy (15 hours)

  • PHIL 110 Introductory to Philosophy
  • PHIL 220 Introduction to Logic

One of the following:

  • PHIL 230 Socrates to Scholasticism
  • PHIL 331 Descartes to Skepticism
  • PHIL 332 Kant and His Critics

Two of the following:

  • PHIL 235 Existentialism
  • PHIL 236 American Philosophy
  • PHIL 243 Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL 245 Non-Western Philosophy
  • PHIL 247 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 251 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 252 Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 254 Social Justice
  • PHIL 255 Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 290 Special Topics
  • PHIL 333 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 334 Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas
  • PHIL 341 Mind, Knowledge, and Reality
  • PHIL 343 20th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 345 Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 348 Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 352 Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 354 Ethics
  • PHIL 355 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 390 Special Topics
  • PHIL 410 Philosophers of Consequence
  • PHIL 495 Senior Seminar: New Methods in Philosophy