With four different minor options, the Department of Philosophy offers students a wide range of choices. From exploring what makes an ethical business model to charting new territory in mind-brain studies, students can focus their interests to a particular topic.
Each minor includes elective options, allowing students to choose topics that complement their major field of study.
Options for the Minor
The Minor in Philosophy includes two core courses in ancient or modern philosophy topics as well as four elective classes. The minor provides a strong foundation in philosophical concepts, and can be combined with a variety of majors, from business to public policy.
Researchers studying relationships between the mind and brain are increasingly turning to perspectives from across the disciplines. The cutting-edge Minor in Mind-Brain Studies spans areas from psychology and linguistics to computer science and anthropology, offering more than 20 elective choices.
Students in the Minor in Applied Ethics program explore core ethical theory including utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics and more. They practice how to apply that theory to moral issues in business and professional practice. Elective options for the minor explore philosophy as it applies to disability, race and gender, human rights, the environment, value theory and more.
The Minor in Logic incorporates material from several disciplines outside of philosophy, including mathematics, computer science, linguistics and anthropology. Students in the minor build a foundation in essential philosophical concepts such as scientific argument, fallacies of reasoning, proofs, mathematical logic, axiomatic set theory and computational complexity.