The Philosophy Minor

The philosophy minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours of philosophy course work. At least 12 of those hours must be at the upper-pision level.  The courses required for the minor are listed below.

6 hours from Basic Philosophy Courses

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

3 hours from History of Philosophy or Metaphysics and Epistemology

PHIL 3306 History of Eastern Philosophy I

PHIL 3307 History of Eastern Philosophy II

PHIL 3327 American Philosophy

PHIL 4303 Minds and Machines

PHIL 4304 Metaphysics

PHIL 4305 Epistemology

PHIL 4321 Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 4322 Modern Philosophy

PHIL 4323 Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 4330 Philosophy and History of Science and Technology

PHIL 4331 Issues in Philosophy of Religion

3 hours from Values and Society

PHIL 3340 Foundations of Professional Ethics*

PHIL 3342 Philosophy of Love and Sex

PHIL 3343 Philosophy of Law

PHIL 3344 Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 3345 The Meaning of Life

PHIL 3348 Ethics, War, and Terrorism

PHIL 4332 Moral Issues in Contemporary Medicine

PHIL 4333 Environmental Ethics

PHIL 4335 Moral Philosophy

6 hours from Prescribed Electives; students may select a) courses from the list below, or b) any other upper-level philosophy courses except PHIL 3340 that they are not using to satisfy the requirements of the groups listed above.

PHIL 3346 Elementary Formal Logic

PHIL 3347 Philosophy and Science Fiction

PHIL 4336 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy

PHIL 4337 Philosophy of Language

PHIL 4390 Topics in Philosophy

PHIL 4396 Directed Individual Study

Students are encouraged to take PHIL 1301 and PHIL 2303 as early as possible in their pursuit of the minor.

* Included in the Core Curriculum Program