Students can take a general minor or one organized around specific emphases, each of which stresses a different aspect of philosophy. The emphasis in the history of philosophy is particularly useful to students in the humanities, especially those who wish to pursue graduate study. The emphasis in reality, knowledge, and science is especially beneficial for students majoring in the human and natural sciences. The emphasis in social and political philosophy is recommended for students who plan to pursue a career in law or politics.
For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.
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Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits in philosophy with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. No course may be used to fulfill more than one requirement. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.
PHIL 173 - Logic and Critical Thinking Credits: 3
PHIL 376 - Symbolic Logic Credits: 3
At least 6 of the elective credits must be at the 300 level or above. Students may choose to focus their three electives in one of the emphases below.
PHIL 335 - Nineteenth-Century Philosophy Credits: 3
PHIL 340 - Hermeneutic Philosophy Credits: 3
PHIL 357 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences Credits: 3
PHIL 371 - Philosophy of Natural Sciences Credits: 3
PHIL 373 - Theory of Knowledge Credits: 3
PHIL 374 - Philosophy of Mind Credits: 3
PHIL 377 - Darwin: Biology and Beyond Credits: 3
PHIL 311 - Philosophy of Law Credits: 3
PHIL 324 - Modern Western Political Theory Credits: 3
PHIL 338 - Philosophy, Sex, and Gender Credits: 3