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Minors in the Philosophy Program

Two minors are offered by the philosophy program:

  1. Philosophy
  2. Philosophy and the Arts

Students interested in pursuing a minor offered by the philosophy program should submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study to the coordinator of the Philosophy Board of Study. Upon admission to the minor, the student will be assigned a minor advisor from the philosophy faculty.


Minor in Philosophy
This minor is designed for students with a general interest in philosophy.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy
Five courses, to include:

  1. PHI 1515/History of Philosophy I or
    PHI 2110/History of Philosophy II
  2. One other course in the history of philosophy (e.g., PHI 1515, 2110, or 3212)
  3. Three elective courses in philosophy (including two at the 3000 or 4000 level), to be chosen in consultation with the minor advisor

Minor in Philosophy and the Arts
This minor is designed for students with a particular interest in philosophy and the arts.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy and the Arts
Five courses, to include:

  1. Three arts-related philosophy courses, chosen from the list below
  2. Two additional courses in philosophy, to be chosen in consultation with the minor advisor

Arts-Related Philosophy Courses
PHI 1720/Tragedy and Philosophy
PHI 2780/Philosophy of Art: From Plato to Postmodernism
PHI 2835/Happiness: Philosophy, Film, Literature
PHI 3205/Shakespeare and Philosophy
PHI 3265/Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Culture
PHI 3275/Light and Truth: Film, Photography, and Reality
PHI 3535/Romanticism and Philosophy
PHI 3610/Frankfurt School Critical Theory
PHI 3650/Philosophy and Literature
PHI 3716/Philosophy and Film
PHI 3785/Art and Morality

Updated April 5, 2016

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