The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Humanities

Minor in Philosophy

The aim of the minor in philosophy is to supplement and enhance students’ knowledge in philosophy as well as their core discipline. Philosophy focuses on critical and analytic skills, and since such skills are required by every major, students pursuing the minor will place themselves in a more competitive position in the job market, while also benefiting personally.

Program Objectives

  1. Teach students how to clearly understand and formulate arguments in philosophy and other domains.
  2. Foster a moral outlook in students with the aim of allowing them to negotiate life and career situations responsibly.
  3. Provide students with the resources to understand their major area of study critically and reflectively.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the minor in philosophy program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic familiarity with philosophical ideas and the different domains of philosophy.
  2. Write and speak in a persuasive manner, with an emphasis on formulating and critiquing arguments.
  3. Assess everyday and workplace situations from a moral perspective

Curriculum

The Minor in Philosophy requires six courses (18 credits), divided between core requirements and philosophy electives. 

Core Requirements (6 Credits)

Theoretical/Practical Concentration (3 credits):  Students must take one of the below courses:

Number Title Cr
PHL222 Symbolic  Logic 3
PHL223 Ethics 3

History of Philosophy (3 credits): Students must take at least one of the following courses:

Number Title Cr
PHL331 Ancient Philosophy 3
PHL332 Medieval Philosophy 3
PHL333 Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHL334 19th Century Philosophy 3
PHL335 Arab and Islamic Philosophy 3

Electives Requirements (12 Credits): Any philosophy course excluding PHL499-Senior Study

 


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