Philosophy Minors

Students planning to minor in philosophy should consult the department's undergraduate advisor as early as possible.The department offers three minors: 

Traditional Philosophy Minor

This option is primarily intended for those students whose interest in philosophy are broad and general. A candidate pursuing this minor must complete a minimum of five courses selected from the philosophy course listings, including:

1. One course in critical thinking or symbolic logic:
(CT) Critical Thinking
Introductory Symbolic Logic
Honors Introductory Symbolic Logic
Advanced Symbolic Logic
2. One course at the 2000- or 3000-level (other than PHI 2850 or 2860)
3. One course at the 5000-level or above (other than PHI 5993, 5990)
4. Two additional courses of the candidate's choice (other than 5993 or 5990) *
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PHI 5050 taken in compliance with requirement 1 may be used to satisfy requirement 4, though the five course minimum must still be met. Students wishing to do this must consult the instructor.

Pre-Law Minor

This option is primarily intended for students intending on going to Law School, or for students especially interested in issues related to philosophy of law. A candidate
pursuing this minor must complete a minimum of five courses selected from the philosophy course listings, including:

1. One course in critical thinking or symbolic logic:
(CT) Critical Thinking
Introductory Symbolic Logic
Honors Introductory Symbolic Logic
Advanced Symbolic Logic
2. Two of the following courses:
(PL) Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Human Rights
Foundations of Law
Special Topics in Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
3. One of the following courses:
(PL) Contemporary Moral Issues
(PL) Ethical Issues in Health Care
(PL) Professional Ethics
(PL) Environmental Ethics
Philosophy of Sex and Gender
4. One additional course of the candidate's choice (other than 5993 or 5990) **
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5000-level courses taken to satisfy any of requirements 1, 2, or 3 may be used to satisfy requirement 4, though the five course minimum must still be met. Students wishing to do this must consult the instructor.

Health Care Ethics Minor

This option is primarily intended for students interested in ethics and moral issues related to medicine, health care, and science, or for students intending to pursue
a career in a health care field. A candidate pursuing this minor must complete a minimum of five courses selected from the philosophy course listings, including:

One course in critical thinking or symbolic logic:
(CT) Critical Thinking
Introductory Symbolic Logic
Honors Introductory Symbolic Logic
Advanced Symbolic Logic
The following three courses:
(PL) Ethical Issues in Health Care
(PL) Life and Death (or an additional course from the Theory of Value course group)
(PL) Introduction to Ethics
At least one Philosophy course at the 5000-level (other than 5993) ***
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This requirement may be satisfied by electing a 5000-level course to satisfy one of the other minor requirements, though the five course minimum must still be met.