Not open to students pursuing a major in Philosophy.

Minor Objectives

The student who graduates with a minor in Philosophy will be able to:

  • Reflect upon the love of wisdom, what inclines people to seek it, and to analyze what it is the philosopher does in the pursuit of truth.
  • Analyze a variety of traditional and non-traditional ethical theories.
  • Gain basic competence in the following forms of reasoning: informal logic, syllogistic logic, propositional logic, predicate logic, and inductive logic.
  • Define key trends in the development of western thought.
  • Interpret how Western philosophers and their ideas have shaped the development of political, social and economic systems.
  • Relate current Western views of the world to their underpinnings in early writings and philosophies.
  • Differentiate between the influences of ancient Judaism, Greece, Rome, and Christian thinking on Western thought.
  • Analyze the differing philosophies in terms of how they conflict or complement one another.

Minor Requirements (18 semester hours)

PHIL101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL300Logic3
PHIL302Ancient Western Philosophy3
PHIL303Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL415Enlightenment Philosophy3
PHIL416Modern & Post-Modern Philosophy3
Total Semester Hours18