The philosophy minor is offered for those students who would like to expand their philosophical studies beyond the opportunities within the Liberal Arts Core and their major. Students who complete a philosophy minor will gain a greater appreciation for the history of philosophy and increased facility in identifying and evaluating the explicit and implicit judgments behind their own thoughts and the thoughts of others. A philosophy minor will enhance students’ readiness for law school or graduate studies in any aspect of the humanities.

Requirements: To earn a philosophy minor, students must take 15 credits of coursework in philosophy from among the following choices. Two of these courses must be PHI207 and one other PHI prefixed course. Students may count a maximum of one (1) course both in a major and in the philosophy minor. 

REQUIRED MINOR CORE

Complete 15 s.h. from the following courses.

  • - Intro to Philosophy (3 s.h.)
  • - Thinking about the Arts (3 s.h.)
  • - Political Philosophy (3 s.h.)
  • - Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • - Philosophy of Religion (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Philosophy (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Digital Humanities & the Ethics of Technology (3 s.h.) or
    • - Digital Humanities & the Ethics of Technology (3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Advanced Topics/Biology **Designated Honors Course** (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Literary Criticism (3 s.h.)
  • - Ethics and the Law (3 s.h.)
  • - Constitutional Issues & Criminal Justice Cases (3 s.h.)
  • - Logic and Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.) or
    • - Logic and Discrete Mathematics (3 s.h.)
  • - Truth and Beauty: Topics in the Philosophy of Mathematics **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Sociology Of Religion (3 s.h.) or
    • - Sociology of Religion (3 s.h.)

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