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Philosophy (Minor)

The philosophy offerings are designed to provide electives for students in any major area, but especially in the liberal arts. There are no formal prerequisites for any course.

The courses in philosophy introduce the student to some of the most enduring and challenging problems that we know and the attempts we have made to solve them. Students who take courses in philosophy enhance their ability to think critically and vigorously, analyze arguments, and express their views clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Courses in philosophy are good preparation for students considering graduate studies, law, medicine, and work with government agencies and private corporations.


Required (3 SCH)

  • Phil 2303 (Logic)

Plus any five of the following, but at least four must be advanced (15 SCH):

  • Phil 1301(Intro to Philosophy)
  • Phil 331 (History of Philosophy I)
  • Phil 332 (History of Philosophy II)
  • Phil 360 (Ethics)
  • Phil 362 (Aesthetics)
  • Phil 497 (Special Topics--may be repeated when the topic changes)

Courses from other disciplines (e.g., art, psychology, history) can be substituted for some upper-level philosophy courses with approval from the Department of Literature and Languages.

If you would like more information about the minor in philosophy or the courses listed above, please email Dr. Bill Bolin at

Important Note

The University Studies requirement in behavioral science may be satisfied by completing Philosophy 2303, and the University Studies requirement in Humanities and Fine Arts may be satisfied by completing Philosophy 1301 or 331 or 332 or 360 or 362.