Minor - Philosophy (Minor)
College Humanities & Sciences
Catalog Year: 2014-2015
Degree Specific Credits: 18
Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Note: Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in philosophy; at least 6 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and higher.
Lower Division Core
Rule: Must complete all of the following courses:
Note: General Education fulfillment through the lower-division core: PHL 210E fulfills the "approved writing course" and "Ethical & Human Values". Both PHL 261Y and PHL 262Y fulfill the "American & European Perspectives".
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PHL 210E - Moral Philosophy
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., philosophy major or minor, or consent of instr. An examination of leading approaches to moral philosophy through a careful reading of classical texts in the Western tradition. A more thorough treatment of the material offered in PHL 110E. Intended primarily for philosophy majors and minors.
PHL 233 - Intro to Logic: Deduction
Offered autumn and spring. Understanding general principles of reasoning and the habits of clear and correct thinking. Emphasis on the analysis of the logical structure of claims in natural language and the skills of elementary deductive inference.
PHL 261Y - History of Ancient Philosophy
Offered autumn. Introduction to the central works of Plato and Aristotle, with an overview of Presocratic and Hellenistic philosophy.
PHL 262Y - History of Modern Philosophy
Offered spring. A survey of the history of philosophy from Descartes to Kant, which includes other continental rationalists and the British Empiricists.
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Core Area Requirement
Rule: Students must complete at least one course in two of the four core areas. Both must be upper division.
Note: Special Topics courses taught at the 400-level (PHL 491 [PHIL 495]) may count as upper-division core courses provided that they have a suitable content (consult the department advisor).