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Minor in Philosophy

Minor Requirements

The minor in philosophy (# 429) requires a minimum of 24 sems. hours. At least 12 hrs must be taken in courses numbered 300 or above.

[ Students entering prior to Fall 2018:
   see iCap for requirements ]
 I. Logic, Epistemology, & Metaphysics (6 hrs)
          PHIL 214: Logic, Argument, & Practical
          PHIL 315: Philosophy of Religion
          PHIL 330: Philosophy of Science
          PHIL 332: Philosophy of Mind: Minds
                            & Machines 
          PHIL 334: Philosophy of Language
          PHIL 404: Metaphysics & Epistemology
          PHIL 415: Advanced Logic
 II. History of Philosophy (6 hrs)
          PHIL 331: Early Analytic Philosophy
          PHIL 341: Plato and Aristotle
          PHIL 342: Skeptics, Stoics, & Epicureans
          PHIL 343: Medieval Philosophy
          PHIL 344: Early Modern Moral Philosophy
          PHIL 345: Descartes & Hume
          PHIL 346: Kant & Idealism
          PHIL 347: Leibniz & Locke
          PHIL 348: 20th Century Philosophy
          PHIL 406: Existentialism
          PHIL 440: Readings in Ancient / Medieval
          PHIL 450: Readings in Modern /
                            Contemporary Philosophy
 III. Ethics and Values (6 hrs)
          PHIL 202: Racial Justice
          PHIL 207: Philosophy and Popular Culture
          PHIL 208: Philosophy of Public Space
          PHIL 211: Why Are Bad People Bad?
          PHIL 212: Philosophy & Gender Theory
          PHIL 305: Aesthetics
          PHIL 322: Biomedical Ethics
          PHIL 323: Social Ethics
          PHIL 324: War and Peace
          PHIL 333: Marx & Critical Theory
          PHIL 344: Early Modern Moral Philosophy
          PHIL 350: Ethical Theory
          PHIL 406: Existentialism
          PHIL 426: Philosophy & Old Age
          PHIL 427: Philosophy of Law
 V. Electives (6 hrs)
  --> Any philosophy course (see above & in
        Catalogue) including the following:
            PHIL 101: Enduring Questions:
                              Truth & Relativism
            PHIL 102: Enduring Questions:
                              the Good & the Beautiful
            PHIL 103: Enduring Questions:
                              the Committed Life
            PHIL 499: Independent Research
                              in Philosophy
  --> Any two of the following RELS courses: 
            RELS 242: Meaning of Life: Atheism to Zen
            RELS 317: Confucianism
            RELS 318: Daoism


Advisement : Michael J. Seidler | Cherry Hall 322 | (270) 745-5756 | e-mail: michael.seidler@wku.edu 

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