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Philosophy Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
320 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2315

The Philosophy minor provides students with opportunities to develop the art and skills of thoughtfulness. Students become able to make fine distinctions, to follow and construct arguments, to express themselves well in writing, and to read demanding texts with penetration and care.  Philosophy courses are occasions to enhance analytic and critical capacities, and to develop the disciplines to entertain and scrutinize offered options without mere habitual or impulsive adoption or rejection.

Course Title Credits
Choose from the following core courses: 9
PHIL 11001 Introduction to Philosophy (3)  
11009 Principles of Thinking (3)  
21001 Introduction to Ethics (3)  
21002 Introduction to Formal Logic (3)  
Choose from the following: 3
PHIL 31001 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3)  
31002 Medieval Philosophy (3)  
31003 Continental Rationalism (3)  
31004 British Empiricism (3)  
31005 German Critical Philosophy (3)  
31006 19th-Century Philosophy (3)  
31010 20th-Century Philosophy (3)  
31020 American Philosophy (3)  
Philosophy (PHIL) 40000-level course* 3
Philosophy (PHIL) 30000- or 40000-level course* 3
Any upper or lower division Philosophy (PHIL) course* 3

*At least one course must be at the 40000-level. PHIL 40093 Variable Title Workshop, PHIL 49996 Individual Investigation
and PHIL 49999 Senior Honors Project may not be counted toward the minor.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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