Minor in Philosophy for Social Change

Catalog Year: 2023-2024

Banner Code: PHSC

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Courses

PHIL 151 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHIL 303 History of Western Philosophy: Modern 3
or PHIL 324 Modern Western Political Theory
PHIL 429 Advanced Topics in Social and Political Philosophy 3
Total Credits 9


Other applicable courses may fulfill elective requirement with prior approval of the Philosophy Department
Choose one of the following: 3
Contemporary Western Political Theory
Theories of Justice
Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Choose one of the following: 3
Philosophy after Auschwitz
Philosophy, Race, and Gender
Topics in Environmental Philosophy (Mason Core)
Ethical Issues in Global Health
Total Credits 6

Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning Requirement

Choose one of the following: 3
Special Topics in African and African American Studies
Global Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning
Research for Social Change
Philosophy Internship
Experiential Learning in Women and Gender Studies
Topics in Global Affairs (when project topic is appropriate, with prior approval of Philosophy Department)
Other course with prior approval of Philosophy Department
Total Credits 3