Minor Requirements

The philosophy department offers a minor in philosophy as well as minors in political philosophy, law and philosophy, and philosophy of science.

The minor in philosophy requires twelve (12) semester hours in philosophy, including:

Logic (3 hours). One of:

  • PHI 2100 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3)
  • IDS 3358 Making the Argument: Symbolic Logic and the Forms of Good Reasoning (3)

History (3 hours). One of:

  • PHH 3130 Plato and His Predecessors (3)
  • PHH 3140 Aristotle to Augustine (3)
  • PHH 3061 Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (3)
  • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy (3)
  • PHH 3500 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (3)

At least six (6) semester hours must be at the 3000 level or above. Students must receive a letter grade of "C-" or better in all courses that count toward the minor.

The minor in political philosophy requires twelve (12) semester hours in philosophy, including:

Logic (3 hours). One of:

  • PHI 2100 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3)
  • IDS 3358 Making the Argument: Symbolic Logic and the Forms of Good Reasoning (3)

Additional coursework (9 hours). Three of:

  • PHM 2121 Philosophy of Race, Class, and Gender (3)
  • PHM 2300 Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)
  • PHM 3123 Philosophy of Feminism (3)
  • PHM 3331r Modern Political Thought (3)
  • PHI 3162 Logic and the Law (3)
  • PHP 3510 Introduction to Marxist Philosophy (3)
  • PHM 3400 Philosophy of Law (3)
  • PHM 4340r Contemporary Political Thought (3)

At least six (6) semester hours must be at the 3000 level or above. Students must receive a letter grade of "C-" or better in all courses that count toward the minor.

The minor in law and philosophy requires twelve (12) semester hours in philosophy, including:

  • PHM 3400 Philosophy of Law (3)

Logic (3 semester hours). One of:

  • PHI 2100 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3)
  • IDS 3358 Making the Argument: Symbolic Logic and the Forms of Good Reasoning (3)
  • PHI 3162 Logic and the Law (3)

Additional coursework (6 hours). Two of:

  • PHI 2620 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • PHI 2635 Bioethics (3)
  • PHI 3670 Ethical Theory (3)
  • PHM 3351 Human Rights (3)

At least six (6) semester hours must be at the 3000 level or above. Students must receive a letter grade of "C-" or better in all courses that count towards the minor.

The minor in philosophy of science requires twelve (12) semester hours in philosophy, including:

  • PHI 3400 History and Philosophy of Science (3)

Logic (3 hours). One of:

  • PHI 2100 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3)
  • PHI 3130 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3)
  • IDS 3358 Making the Argument: Symbolic Logic and the Forms of Good Reasoning (3)

Additional coursework (6 hours). Two of:

  • HPS 3320 Screening the Scientific Life: Cinema and the Cultural Image of Science (3)
  • PHI 2620 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • PHI 2635 Bioethics (3)
  • PHI 3300 Knowledge and Belief (3)
  • PHI 3320 Philosophy of Mind (3)
  • PHI 3452 Philosophy of Biology (3)
  • PHI 4500 Metaphysics (3)

At least six (6) semester hours must be at the 3000 level or above. Students must receive a letter grade of "C-" or better in all courses that count towards the minor.

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