The Philosophy Minor is an excellent complement to almost any major. As in the case of the Philosophy major, the skills developed in the minor enhance analytical, critical and interpretive capacities that are applicable to any subject-matter, and in any human context. Studying Philosophy cultivates the capacities and appetite for self-expression and reflection, for exchange and debate of ideas, for life-long learning, and for dealing with problems for which there are no easy answers.
21 hours (7 courses) including either PHIL 1000 or 4000, 1001, 3410, and 2310.
The following Interdisciplinary Minors involve a strong philosophical component. Many of the courses are taught by Philosophy Faculty.
Get an integrated understanding of Catholicism as a unique form of Christianity, examining its distinctive doctrines, historical changes in institutional forms and world-views, and impact upon culture, art and literature. More information on Interdisciplinary Minors.
Explore the moral dimensions of human life. Develop critical analysis skills for ethical dilemmas in your personal and professional lives. This minor prepares graduates not only for the modern workplace, but for the world in its most urgent and deepest complexity. View additional information about Interdisciplinary Minors.
Reflect on the ethical dimensions of environmental issues. Develop the knowledge and skills in the natural sciences and in the theological and philosophical traditions that will help you grapple with ethical issues in the environment. The minor culminates in a capstone seminar where you identify the ethical questions of a particular environmental problem and develop approaches to resolving the problem. Learn more about Interdisciplinary Minors.
Go medieval. Introduce yourself to the major movements and achievements of the Latin Christian West from approximately A.D. 500 to 1500. This minor integrates courses in English, foreign languages, literature, history, philosophy, and theology. For more information, visit the Interdisciplinary Minors page.