Those interested in taking more philosophy than is required by the Liberal Arts Curriculum should consider a minor, which involves a total of six courses. In addition to the two introductory courses, PHIL 201-202 or their equivalents (PHIL 211-212 or HSPH 101-102), students choose two courses each from each of the two areas listed below. Notice of the minor will appear on the student's official academic record.

Courses:

   

Area I: Logic, Morality, and Action 

  • 301 - Reasoning and Argumentation
  • 303 - Biomedical Ethics
  • 309, A or B - Theories of Ethics
  • 310 - Philosophy of Art
  • 311 - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • 332, A or B - Political Philosophy
  • 333, A or B - Philosophy of Natural Right & Natural Law
  • 403 - Morality and Law 

Area II: Nature, Knowledge, and God

  • 305 - Metaphysics
  • 308 - Philosophy of God
  • 313, A or B - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • 315 - Philosophy of Language
  • 317 - Philosophy of Religion
  • 328 - Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • 329, A or B - Philosophy of Science and Nature
  • 331, A or B - Philosophy of Knowledge
  • 334 - Philosophy in the Islamic World

 

Students in the University Honors Program who have completed the four-course sequence in philosophy (HSPH 101-204) choose only one course from each area, but may not consider PHIL 301, 305, 309, 313, and 332, as these overlap significantly in content with courses in the Honors Sequence.

Descriptions of all courses may be found here.