Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Minor


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To paraphrase English thinker, Dr. Walter Pater, ”What philosophy does is rouse the human spirit and startle it to a life of constant and eager observation.” 
 
This minor is intended to stimulate students to think about issues and assertions, not just in the realm of philosophy and personal code of conduct, but also in contemporary issues such as genetics, governance, ethics, behavior, and technology.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Minor


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What Can I Do with a Minor in Philosophy?

Philosophy is concerned with the fundamental questions of human existence. Here, you will study the history of ideas to gain a deeper understanding of how contemporary problems stem from these age-old questions. At the same time, you will study contemporary issues in physics, biology, psychology, religion, art, law, and government, allowing you to meld philosophy with your major. 
 
You will also learn to read more carefully, think more reflectively, and write more clearly. These skills are vital to many different career paths. In the final analysis, the study of philosophy will prepare you for a thoughtful life.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Minor


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18

Purpose Statement

The Philosophy Minor program is intended for students (1) to cultivate an educated sense of major conceptual developments in the history of Western Philosophy, and (2) to build on this sense to study other philosophically significant matters or cultivate and refine their analytic skills.
 
Student Learning Outcomes

Those completing the minor in Philosophy must be able to articulate the central philosophical insights of the major philosophical figures of the Ancient period, primarily (I) Ancient Greece & Rome and (II) the Early Modem period. 

 
Those completing the minor in Philosophy must be able to critically examine other philosophical subject matters, cultivating and refining their analytic skills by building, where appropriate, on ideas, methods or theories from the Ancient or early Modem Period

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Minor


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy, Minor


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