Philosophy


  • Program Contact: Dr. David Schummer

    Academic Division: Behavioral and Social Sciences

    Program Description:

    Philosophy deals with the questions raised by people as they attempt to understand life and the world in which they live. Our philosophy courses explore ways of thinking about those questions by using the writings of philosophers -- past and present -- as guides and challenges. Philosophy examines methods of logical argumentation and critical thinking, particularly as they apply to moral issues and to ultimate issues such as the meaning of life and the reality of God.

    Program Requirements:

    A minor in philosophy may be earned by completing the following requirements:

    • PHIL 0101 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY or
    • PHIL 0110 - ETHICS

    • Four additional courses in philosophy, at least one of which must be at the 1300 level or above - 12 Credits

    Total Credits: 15

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