Philosophy Minor

Minor - Philosophy

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

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

Summary

Lower-Division Core

6

Electives

12

Total Hours

18


Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete PHL 210E and one additional course. 6 total credits required.

Note: The following courses also satisfy general education requirements:

  • PHL 210E fulfills the "Approved Writing Course" and "Ethics & Human Values."

  • PHL 261Y and PHL 262Y both fulfill the "Democracy and Citizenship" requirement.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

PHL 210E

Moral Philosophy

3

Complete one of the following courses:

3

PHL 233

Intro to Logic: Deduction

PHL 261Y

History of Ancient Philosophy

PHL 262Y

History of Modern Philosophy

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Electives

Rule: Complete four courses (12 credits); at least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher (6 credits). 12 total credits required.

Notes: 

  • Any course taken to fulfill a lower-division core requirement cannot also count as an elective.

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete four of the following courses:

12

PHL 101L

Introduction to Philosophy

PHL 102L

Introduction to Existentialism

PHL 110E

Introduction to Ethics

PHL 112E

Introduction to Ethics and Environment

PHL 114E

Introduction to Political Ethics

PHL 191

Special Topics

PHL 233

Intro to Logic: Deduction

PHL 241N

History & Philosophy of Science

PHL 261Y

History of Ancient Philosophy

PHL 262Y

History of Modern Philosophy

PHL 291

Special Topics

PHL 292

Independent Study

PHL 301

Knowledge and Reality

PHL 309E

The Art of Living

PHL 311

The Good, Right, Beautiful

PHL 316

Historical Figures in Philosophy

PHL 317E

Law and Morality

PHL 319E

Law and Discrimination

PHL 321E

Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics

PHL 323

Ethics of Climate Change

PHL 327L

Aesthetics and the Arts

PHL 351

Philosophy and Feminism

PHL 390

Research

PHL 391

Special Topics

PHL 392

Independent Study

PHL 394

Seminar

PHL 403

Early Wittgenstein

PHL 404

Later Wittgenstein

PHL 407

Epistemology

PHL 408

Philosophy of Mind

PHL 412

Ethics and Public Affairs

PHL 422

Environmental Philosophy

PHL 423

Science and the Environment

PHL 427

Topics in Philosophy of Art

PHL 429

Philosophy and Literature

PHL 445

Central Issues in Philosophy of Science

PHL 449

History of Moral and Political Philosophy

PHL 450

Contemporary Moral/Political Theory

PHL 455

Philosophy of Society and Culture

PHL 462

Early Modern Philosophy

PHL 464

Kant

PHL 465

Plato

PHL 466

Aristotle

PHL 467

19th Century Continental Philosophy

PHL 468

20th Century Continental Philosophy

PHL 469

Rousseau

PHL 470

Hegel

PHL 472

Thoreau

PHL 490

Research

PHL 491

Special Topics

PHL 492

Independent Study

PHL 494

Seminar

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-