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Minor Distribution Requirements

Common Requirements for All Philosophy Minors

Prerequisites to Philosophy Academic Minors: None

A minimum of 15 credits of Philosophy, at least 9 of which (including the required 400-level course) must be taken in residence.

No course will count toward the academic minor unless the student receives a grade of C- or better.

  1. Any 100- or 200- level course other than PHIL 180 (Introdcutory Logic), 202 (Introduction to Philosophy), 296 (Honors Introduction to Logic) and PHIL 288 (Ancient Philosophy) or 289 (Descartes to Kant).
  2. At least one course other than Formal Methods (413, 414) must be at the 400-level.

Requirements for Each Minor Concentration

General Philosophy

A. (1) Logic or Formal Methods Course:

  • PHIL 180: Introductory Logic
  • PHIL 183: Critical Reasoning
  • PHIL 201:
  • PHIL 296: Honors Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 303: Introduction to Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 305: Introduction to Formal Philosophical Methods
  • PHIL 413: Formal Philosophical Methods
  • PHIL 414: Mathematical Logic

B. (2) Courses from the Following:

  • PHIL 288: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
  • PHIL 289: Descartes to Kant
  • PHIL 345: Language and Mind
  • PHIL 361: Ethics
  • PHIL 365:
  • PHIL 366: Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 367: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 381: Science and Objectivity
  • PHIL 383: Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 388: History of Philosophy: Ancient
  • PHIL 389: History of Philosophy: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

C. (1) 400-level course which must not include PHIL 401-02 (Undergrad Honors Seminar), 413 (Formal Methods), 414 (Mathematical Logic), or 455

Moral and Political Philosophy

A. (1) of the Following:

  • PHIL 361: Ethics
  • PHIL 366: Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 367: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PPE 300: Introduction to Political Economy

B. (3) of the Following:

  • PHIL 353: The Rights and Wrongs of Business Practices
  • PHIL 355: Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHIL 356: Issues in Bioethics
  • PHIL 359: Law & Philosophy
  • PHIL 361: Ethics
  • PHIL 366: Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 367: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 369:
  • PHIL 384: Applied Epistemology
  • PHIL 385: European Soc Thought from Hegel to Foucault
  • PHIL 429: Ethical Analysis
  • PHIL 430: Topics in Ethics
  • PHIL 431:
  • PHIL 433:
  • PHIL 441: Social Philosophy
  • PHIL 442: Topics in Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 443: Foundations of Rational Choice Theory
  • PHIL 444: Groups and Choices
  • PHIL 446: Social and Political Philosophy of Language
  • PHIL 485: Philosophy of Action
  • PPE 300: Introduction to Political Economy