Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current]

Philosophy (Minor)


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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking: Students are able to identify the rational bases of ideas and theories and will be able to identify the difference between good and bad reasons for beliefs.
  • Inquiry and Analysis: Students are able to pose difficult questions and understand the complexities of their possible answers.
  • Reading: Students are able to analyze and interpret abstract and difficult philosophical writing.
  • Writing: Students are able to express abstract and complex philosophical ideas and theories in clear, precise, and logical prose.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major. Only letter grades count toward the minor.
  • Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in the minor requirements.
  • Students must complete at least 12 credits of upper-division coursework in philosophy.
  • No more than 12 credits may transfer, as approved by the Chair of Department of Languages and Philosophy , for the minor.

Philosophy Minor Curriculum Summary (18 Credits)


Category I: Logic (3 Credits)


Category II: Values (3 Credits)


Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:

Category III: Metaphysics/Epistemology (3 Credits)


Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:

Category IV: History of Philosophy (3 Credits)


Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:

Elective Courses (6 Credits)


  • Any lower-division or upper-division PHIL course 3 Credit(s)
  • Any upper-division PHIL course 3 Credit(s)

Total Credits, Minor: 18


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