Philosophy Minor

The Philosophy Minor is designed to develop critical thinking and writing skills and expose students to Eastern and Western philosophical traditions. It's an excellent way for students in other majors to explore the joys of knowledge for its own sake and show their familiarity with the major ethical issues of today.

Requirements (15 credits):

  1. PHIL 211 History of Ancient Philosophy (3) or PHIL 213 History of Modern Philosophy (3) or PHIL 313 19th Century Philosophy (3)
  2. one of the following courses (3):
    • PHIL 307 Theory of Knowledge (3)
    • PHIL 310 Metaphysics (3)
    • PHIL 412 Philosophy of Nature (3)
    • PHIL 390 History & Phil of Science (3)
  3. one of the following courses (3):
    • PHIL 220 Social Ethics (3)
    • PHIL 304 Ethics and Cultural Diversity (3)
    • PHIL 315 Ethical Theory (3)
    • PHIL 320 Social & Political Phil (3)
    • PHIL 323 Professional Ethics (3)
    • PHIL 325 Philosophy Of Law (3)
    • PHIL 327 Bioethics (3)
    • PHIL 329 Environmental Ethics (3)
    • PHIL 330 Philosophy of Art (3)
    • PHIL 375 Feminist Philosophy (3)
  4. one of the following courses (3):
    • PHIL 300 History of Indian Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 301 Hist Of Chinese Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 302 Hist Of Buddhist Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 304 Ethics and Cultural Diversity (3)
    • PHIL 340 Philosophy Of Religion (3)
    • PHIL 343 Comparative Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 430 Philosophy of Zen (3)
    • PHIL 435 Philosophy Of Tao (3)
    • PHIL 450 Mahayana Buddhist Phil (3)
  5. And one additional PHIL course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level.

Note: Of the courses chosen, at least 9 credits must be at the 300- or 400-level.