Philosophy, Minor

The department also offers minors in Philosophy that enable students to pursue course work that will supplement their major field of study.  Each minor consists of the following requirements:

PHIL-104INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS3
PHIL-111INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING3
PHIL-102INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY3
or PHIL-210 METAPHYSICS
Select three electives at the 300 level or higher9
Total Credits18

In addition to a general Philosophy minor, minors corresponding to the four tracks described above are available.  Their course requirements (in addition to PHIL-104, PHIL-111, and either PHIL-102 or PHIL-210) are described below.

Track 1 Minor: Philosophy, Law and Politics    

PHIL-325PHILOSOPHY OF LAW3
PHIL-326LEGAL REASONING3
Select one of the following:3
MOCK TRIAL
LEGAL ETHICS
SOC. & ECON. JUSTICE
COURTS IN AMER. POLITICS
POLITICS OF SOCIAL POLICY
CONS. LAW I. CIVIL RIGHTS
CONSTIT. LAW II:POL STRUCT.
U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
Total Credits9

Track 2 Minor: Philosophy and Social Justice    

PHIL-332SOC. & ECON. JUSTICE3
PHIL-301APHILOSOPHY OF NONVIOLENCE3
or PHIL-358 THE PHILOSOPHY OF GANDHI
Select one of the following:3
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
CONTROVERSIES-PUBL POLICY
AMERICAN URBAN CONFLICT
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
POLITICS OF SOCIAL POLICY
CONS. LAW I. CIVIL RIGHTS
SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY
Minorities in the United States
Total Credits9

Track 3  Minor: Philosophy, Art & Literature    

Select two of the following:6
AESTHETICS
HUMAN IMAGES
EXISTENTIALISM
NIETZSCHE
Select one of the following:3
MODERN ART & THEORY
LITERARY THEORY
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ART
Total Credits9

Track 4 Minor: Philosophy, Ethics and Medicine    

PHIL-335PHIL. OF SCIENCE & MEDICINE3
PHIL-338HEALTH CARE ETHICS3
Select one of the following:3
DEATH AND DYING
VALUES AT THE END OF LIFE
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Total Credits9