Philosophy explores logical explanations of reality, knowledge and morality. This minor will provide you with a basic understanding of the history of Western philosophy, complementing majors in religion, literature, the arts, history and science.
- The philosophy minor introduces you to logic, critical thinking and philosophical ethics.
- Texts from both ancient and modern philosophers are explored, and optional courses discuss theology and ethics, the philosophy of history and religion and the history of political theory, among other topics.
The study of philosophy develops the ability to think logically and ethically; this ability can be useful in any professional environment, but is especially valuable in careers in ministry, data management, business development and nonprofit leadership.
General Education Prerequisites
|PHIL-100||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
Required Courses* (minimum 15 Units)
|PHIL-103||Logic and Critical Thinking||3|
Select one of the following:
|PHIL-393||20th Century Western Thought||3|
Select three of the following:
|PHIL-110||Introduction to Philosophical Ethics||3|
|PHIL-286**||Topics in Philosophy||3|
|PHIL-330||Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric||3|
|HIST-360||Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis||4|
|PHIL-393***||20th Century Western Thought||3|
|PHIL-405||Philosophy of Religion||3|
|PHIL-430||American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy||3|
|PHIL-450||History of Political Theory and Ideas||3|
|PHIL-455||Philosophy of Language||3|
|PHIL-460||Philosophy of History||3|
* An upper-division course from another program may count toward the philosophy minor if the course is pertinent to the philosophy minor and approved by the philosophy program director.
**Multiple iterations of PHIL-286 or PHIL-486 can be taken, when the topic designation of each course is distinct from other iterations student has completed
*** PHIL-331, PHIL-333, PHIL-335 and PHIL-393 can be taken in either area, but cannot overlap to satisfy both requirements.