Minor in Philosophy

A minor in philosophy is an excellent complement to any major.  It is particularly appropriate for those contemplating a career in law, business administration, public service, politics, education or religion.

Students who wish to minor in philosophy must take at least 15 hours in courses in philosophy, including at least 9 semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours in philosophy may count the additional hours toward their electives or may consider completing a double major. (A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses counting toward the minor.)

Minor in Ethics

Ethical conduct is a vitally important part of any good life. There is a growing recognition that ethical behavior cannot be assumed. It often requires an education as to how to act ethically. The minor in ethics does not seek to transform students into ethical people. Instead, it seeks to give ethical people the skills and knowledge needed to confront the ethical dilemmas of life and work in a thoughtful and critical manner. The minor in ethics is designed to be a complement to any major. Students with a major in business, education, the natural sciences, the social sciences, or the health and human sciences are particularly encouraged to consider a minor in ethics.

Minor in Ethics

Select 15 semester hours from the following courses:

  • Phil 3720 Contemporary Moral Problems (3)
  • Phil 3730 Business Ethics (3)
  • Phil 3855 Topics in Political Theory (3)
  • Phil 4070 Marxism (3)
  • Phil 4700 Ethics (3)
  • Phil 4720 Environmental Ethics (3)
  • Phil 4740 Advanced Biomedical Ethics (3)
  • Phil 4750 Topics in Ethics (3)
  • Phil 4800 Social and Political Philosophy (3)
  • Phil 4820 Philosophy of Law (3)
  • Phil 4855 Advanced Topics in Political Theory (3)
  • Phil 4860 Philosophical Perspectives on Women (3)
  • Phil 4890 Topics in Social and Political Philosophy (3)

The following courses may count towards the Ethics minor with the advance approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. No courses will be approved after the mid-point of the semester of the course.

  • Phil 3000 Introductory Seminar in Philosophy-CTW  (3)
  • Phil 3060 Existentialism (3)
  • Phil 4030 Topics in Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • Phil 4050 Topics in Modern Philosophy (3)
  • Phil 4075 Topics in 19th Century Philosophy (3)
  • Phil 4090 Topics in Continental Philosophy (3)
  • Phil 4095 Topics in Analytic Philosophy (3)
  • Phil 4900 Issues in Philosophy (3)
  • Phil 4990 Senior Seminar in Philosophy-CTW (3)