Minor Overview

A basic understanding of philosophy complements virtually every subject, from science to the humanities. With a minor in philosophy, you’ll discover how the wisdom of ancient philosophers applies to our modern world and study a vast array of global philosophies, cultures and religions. You’ll examine some of the most pressing moral and ethical questions facing the world today. You’ll learn not only how to think independently and logically, but also how to effectively communicate your thoughts—essential professional skills, particularly in the fields of medicine, politics, law and teaching.

You’ll have the flexibility to design your minor by choosing from a wide selection of classes that explore areas such as philosophy of art, human rights, bioethics, war and technology. 

Curriculum and Requirements

Philosophy Minor Curriculum

PL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
Select five courses in philosophy15
PL 202
Logical Reasoning
PL 217
Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy (PO 217)
PL 220
Ethics and Human Values
PL 222
Bioethics
PL 234
Philosophies of Health, Healing and Medicine
PL 235
Philosophy of Science
PL 236
Philosophy of Language
PL 237
Philosophy of Mind
PL 238
Philosophy of Technology and Social Transformation
PL 240
Philosophy of Sport (SPS 240)
PL 250
Philosophy of Art
PL 265
Living Religions of the World
PL 266
Diverse Global Philosophies
PL 267
Philosophy of Religion
PL 299
Independent Study in Philosophy
PL 312
Philosophy of War and Peace (PO 312)
PL 320
Thought and Work of Albert Schweitzer (SL:Service Learning)
PL 330
Philosophy and Gender (WS 330)
PL 331
Philosophy of Humor
PL 332
Ancient Philosophy
PL 333
Modern Philosophy
PL 334
Medieval Philosophy
PL 335
Contemporary Philosophy
PL 337
Human Rights: Theory and Practice (PO 337)
PL 338
Paradoxes
PL 340
Philosophy of Sex and Love
PL 368
Philosophy of Death and Dying
PL 395
Critical Game Studies (GDD 395)
Total Credits18

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