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Minor Requirements

Students in any field of study may choose among a General Minor in Philosophy, a Minor in Political Philosophy, a Minor in Ethics, or a Minor in Philosophy of Science. The various minor programs require a minimum of five courses distributed as follows:

General Minor in Philosophy

  • PHL1000: Introduction to Philosophy
  • One course in Ethics
  • One course in History of Philosophy
  • One course in Metaphysics or Epistemology
  • One Philosophy elective

Minor in Political Philosophy

  • PHL1000: Introduction to Philosophy
  • One course in Ethics
  • PHL 2040: Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Choose 2 of the following:
    •    PHL 2500: Theories of Justice
    •    PHL 3010: Human Rights: Theory & Practice 
    •    PHL 3020: Philosophy of Law
    •    PHL 3030: Global Justice

Minor in Ethics

  • PHL1000: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 2080: Approaches to Ethics
  • 3 additional courses in Ethics

Minor in Philosophy of Science

  • PHL 1000: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 3050: Philosophy of Science
  • Choose 3 of the following:
    • PHL 2090: Values in a Technological Culture
    • PHL 2060:  Biomedical Ethics
    • PHL 2070:  Environmental Ethics
    • PHL 2200:  History of Ancient Philosophy
    • PHL 2730:  Philosophy of Psychology
    • PHL 3160:  History of Modern Philosophy
    • PHL 3210:  Philosophy of Mind
    • PHL 4020:  Epistemology