The Minor in Philosophy allows students to pursue fundamental questions about who we are, what we can know, how we should live, and what there is, as well as related foundational questions regarding a number of special topics. It aims to provide familiarity with central philosophical topics and 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 Minor is designed to allow students maximum flexibility in pursuing their interests. Students choose three of the department's five different areas of course offerings. They take two courses from one of those three areas, and at least one course from each of the remaining two areas. They take one additional elective course.