Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a C- (1.67) or better in all courses that count toward either the philosophy minor.

Credit Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in philosophy; at least 6 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and higher.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Students who minor in philosophy must complete the following lower-division core courses:

PHL 233 (PHIL 210) Introduction to Logic: Deduction
PHL 261Y (PHIL 251) History of Ancient Philosophy
PHL 262Y (PHIL 252) History of Modern Philosophy

Designated Writing Course Requirement

Students who minor in philosophy must satisfy the Designated Writing Course Requirement by successfully completing PHL 210E (PHIL 300E) Moral Philosophy. Students will not be eligible to take upper-division core courses until they have met this requirement.

Upper-Division Courses

In order to take upper-division courses students must have satisfied the Designated Writing Course Requirement by successfully completing PHL 210E (PHIL 300E) Moral Philosophy.

Students must complete at least one course in two of the four core areas (History, Value Theory, Continental Philosophy, Analytic Philosophy).

I. History
PHL 462 (PHIL 452) Early Modern Philosophy
PHL 464 (PHIL 453) Kant
PHL 465 (PHIL 461) Plato
PHL 466 (PHIL 463) Aristotle

II. Value Theory
PHL 412 (PHIL 443) Ethics and Public Affairs
PHL 422 (PHIL 427E) Environmental Philosophy
PHL 427 (PHIL 444) Topics in Philosophy of Art
PHL 429 (PHIL 441) Philosophy in Literature
PHL 449 History of Moral and Political Philosophy
PHL 450 (PHIL 422E) Contemporary Moral and Political Theory
PHL 455 (PHIL 477) Philosophy of Society and Culture

III. Continental Philosophy
PHL 467 (PHIL 465) 19th Century Continental Philosophy
PHL 468 (PHIL 467) 20th Century ContinentalPhilosophy

IV. Analytic Philosophy
PHL 405 (PHIL 469) 20th Century Analytic Philosophy
PHL 406 (PHIL 471) Contemporary Issues in Analytic Philosophy
PHL 445 (PHIL 411) Central Issues in Philosophy of Science

Special Topics courses taught at the 400-level (PHL 491 [PHIL 495]) may count as upper-division core courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).