This minor is designed for students with a particular interest in 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 Department Chair of Philosophy. Upon admission to the minor, the student will be assigned a minor advisor from the philosophy faculty.

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy and the Arts

Five courses, to include:

  • Three arts-related philosophy courses, chosen from the list below
  • 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

 Related minor: Philosophy