The Minor

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A minor in philosophy requires five courses – at least one course in each of three (3) of these four areas:  (a) History of Philosophy, (b) Metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, (c) Philosophy of Science and Logic, and (d) Value Theory.  No more than three (3) may be from courses numbered 199 and below. The specific courses that fall in to these different areas are listed below. Please note that courses with a ‘9’ as the middle digit (for example, 390) count as electives, but not toward one of the area requirements below.

PHIL 155 is recommended for all students who major or minor in philosophy.

History of philosophy:

All courses with a ‘1’ or a ‘2’ as the middle digit; for example 110, 210, 220.

Metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language:

All courses with a ‘3’ or ‘4’ as the middle digit; for example, 134, 230, 340.

Logic and philosophy of science:

All courses with a ‘5’ as the middle digit; for example, 150, 355.

Value theory:

All courses with a ‘6’, ‘7’ or ‘8’ as the middle digit; for example, 160, 275, 380.