2020-2021 Catalog

Minor: Philosophy, 18 Credits

Learning Goals for the Minor in Philosophy:

Students who complete the Philosophy minor will:

  • Identify concerns at the heart of human experience, especially those pertaining to the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, and values;
  • Articulate the way the greatest thinkers have addressed these concerns throughout human history;
  • Respond to these issues themselves, building on a firm foundation of formal reasoning, analytic method, and critical intelligence.


Required courses: (6 credits)

PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy


PHIL 103Introduction to Ethics


One of the following: (3 credits)

PHIL 201Ancient Philosophy


PHIL 203Medieval Philosophy


PHIL 305Modern Philosophy


Three Philosophy electives (9 credits)

Students must take a total of three classes at the 300 level or above.