Minor: Philosophy

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Have an understanding of the central figures and themes in the history of philosophy.
  • Possess the critical reasoning skills necessary to effectively analyze and critique abstract concepts and arguments.
  • Be able to develop and defend philosophical arguments, both orally and in writing.
  • Be able to apply critical reasoning skills in a wide range of career settings.

Program Requirements

Philosophy minors are required to complete a total of 18 credit hours, including:

PHILOS 210Introduction to Philosophy3
or PHILOS 222 Foundations Of Logic and Scientific Reasoning
PHILOS 310WIAncient Philosophy3
PHILOS 320WIHistory of Modern Philosophy3
Any 300- or 400-level philosophy courses 9
Elective coursework offered on a regular basis includes the following (consult advisor for additional options):
Philosophy Of Law
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Love
Environmental Ethics And Policy
Professional Ethics
Reproductive Ethics
Total Credits18

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in a course for it to count toward the minor. Students can work with the departmental advisor to tailor focused minors that coordinate with their major.