Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Philosophy of the Arts (PHILARMIN)Department of Philosophy

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Minor in Philosophy of the Arts provides familiarity with fundamental issues concerning the nature of art as well as an understanding of philosophy more generally. It aims to help students develop skills in identifying and critically evaluating arguments, thinking clearly and independently, writing analytically, and applying principles of logic and good reasoning. The program includes both contemporary topics and exploration in the history of philosophy.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Logic. One (1) course:
  2. Contemporary Topics. Two (2) courses:
  3. History. Two (2) courses:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.