The philosophy minor enhances critical skills, introduces students to important texts, and helps them understand contemporary argumentation and conflicting views in modern thought.
Courses Required for the Philosophy Minor
The minor requires the completion of the following six courses for 18 credit hours.
- PHL 110
Introduction to Philosophy3 credits
An invitation to the art of wondering; a course designed to
help students understand what philosophy is, its aims and
methods, and to acquaint them with representative issues,
e.g., God, knowledge, the good.
- PHL 120
Introduction to Critical Thinking3 credits
An introduction to critical thought and reasoning and the
process of induction.
- PHL 221
Business Ethics3 credits
A systematic overview of normative ethics and a comprehensive discussion of contemporary moral issues in a business context. Employs actual case studies drawn from business, as well as readings from a wide range of thinkers.
- PHL 260
Contemporary Moral Issues3 credits
An introduction to ethical theories and their application to
a wide range of issues, e.g., sexuality, abortion, capital
punishment, affirmative action, euthanasia.
- PHL 323
From Existentialism to Modern Philosophical Thought3 Credits
A challenge to traditional thinking about life’s meaning. Pre- and Post- World War II thought from Kierkegaard to Foucault will be explored. Are we born with purpose, or are we the creators of it? This course investigates that which forms the self.
- HST 366
Trends That Shaped the Modern World3 Credits
Study of the major political, economic, intellectual, and social developments which characterize the period from the fall of Napoleon I to the beginning of World War I; focus on “isms:” nationalism, liberalism, industrialism, socialism, and imperialism. Applications in the twentieth century.
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