Philosophy, Minor

Philosophy seeks to illuminate fundamental aspects of the world, of our relation to and knowledge of the world, and of our own nature as rational, purposive, and social beings. The study of philosophy aims at an appreciation of the ways this enterprise has been, is, and might be approached. It also provides a vantage point for reflecting on the nature and achievement of other disciplines, such as science, the arts, and the humanities. Philosophical topics can be divided roughly into practical (ethics, politics, aesthetics) and theoretical (epistemology, metaphysics, mind, and logic). The Philosophy Minor requires a Philosophy balanced selection of courses in the various fields of philosophy and its history.

Minor Requirements
Distribution Requirements
Select 1 course unit each from three of the following categories:3
History of Philosophy
Logic/Philosophy of Science
Epistemology/Metaphysics
Ethics/Political Philosophy
Level Requirements
Select 2 course units of Level Requirements at 200 or above2
Electives
Select up to 3 course units of Electives1-3
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.