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Embrace a unique academic and intellectual opportunity to be exposed to a way of looking at the world that may be unlike anything you have experienced before.

There is value in struggling with the fundamental questions of human existence. Through this minor, you'll develop skills—such as analytic thinking with methodological rigor, clear and concise writing, and openness to different ways of looking at the world— that are likely to make you more successful in your career, no matter the field.

Requirements and Guidelines

  • This minor requires you to have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • You may use a maximum of 6 credits to satisfy both major (degree) and minor requirements.
  • You must earn at least a C (2.0) in each course you apply to the minor.
  • At least 9 credits earned toward this minor must be in 300- or 400-level courses

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

Choose one of the following.

  • Ancient Philosophy (PHIL 317)
  • Modern Philosophy (PHIL 319)
  • 20th-Century Philosophy (PHIL 320)

Choose one of the following.

  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 101)
  • Contemporary Moral Issues (PHIL 140)
  • Critical Thinking and Arguments (PHIL 150)

Electives (9 credits)

  • two philosophy elective courses at the 200 level or higher
  • one philosophy elective course at the 400 level

Faculty Contact: Professor Joshua Kassner, 410.837.5316