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Philosophy Minor Core Requirements

A minor in philosophy requires five PHIL courses. No more than three of the five may be numbered 199 and below.

The five courses must include at least one course in three of the following four distribution areas:

History of philosophy

courses above 100 with a second digit of 1 or 2

examples include PHIL 110PHIL 210PHIL 220

Metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language

courses above 100 with a second digit of 3 or 4

examples include PHIL/RELI 134/126PHIL 230PHIL 340

Logic and philosophy of science

courses above 100 with a second digit of 5

examples include PHIL 150PHIL 355

Value theory

courses above 100 with a second digit of 6, 7, or 8

examples include PHIL 160PHIL 275PHIL 381

Total Hours: 15

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

Please note that FYSs (all numbered below 100) and courses with a second digit of “9” (PHIL 390, for example) automatically count toward the minor core as electives. However, with approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, PHIL 390 may count toward one of the four distribution areas.