Minor in Philosophy

Units required for Minor: 18

Program Description

The subject of philosophy encompasses such fundamental issues as the scope and limits of human knowledge, the ultimate constituents of reality, the sources of value and obligation, and the nature of logic and correct reasoning. Philosophy utilizes the findings of many other academic disciplines and, in its method, stresses clear, rigorous, impartial and systematic thought. The application of philosophical ideas to practical problems is central to the subject.

Note: Students who minor in Philosophy are free to plan a sequence of courses suited to their individual needs and interests. However, for a given major, the Department offers certain courses that have particular relevance. Contact Department advisors for course recommendations.

Program Requirements

18 units of Philosophy from the Elective List below. At least 9 units must be upper-division (numbered 100 or higher.) 1, 2
Total Units18

Elective List

PHIL 2Ethics3
PHIL 4Critical Thinking3
PHIL 6Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge, World and Self3
PHIL 21First Year Seminar: Becoming an Educated Person3
PHIL 26History of Philosophy3
PHIL 56Research Integrity1
PHIL 60Deductive Logic I3
PHIL 61Inductive Logic I3
PHIL 101Ethics and Social Issues 13
PHIL 102Professional and Public Service Ethics 13
PHIL 103Business and Computer Ethics 13
PHIL 104Bioethics 13
PHIL 105Science and Human Values 13
PHIL 106Philosophy of Medicine3
PHIL 112History Of Ethics 13
PHIL 115Philosophy In Literature 13
PHIL 117Existentialism 13
PHIL 122Political Philosophy 13
PHIL 123Philosophy and Feminism3
PHIL 125Philosophy Of Science3
PHIL 127History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 128History of Modern Philosophy3
PHIL 131Philosophy Of Religion 13
PHIL 136Philosophy Of Art 13
PHIL 145AChinese Philosophy 13
PHIL 145BPhilosophies Of India 13
PHIL 153Philosophy Of Mind3
PHIL 154Philosophy Of Language3
PHIL 155Philosophy Of Law3
PHIL 156Philosophy of the Social Sciences3
PHIL 160Deductive Logic II3
PHIL 176Twentieth Century Anglo-American Philosophy3
PHIL 180Knowledge and Understanding3
PHIL 181Metaphysics3
PHIL 182Ethical Theory3
PHIL 183Rationality3
PHIL 190Selected Philosophers3
PHIL 192BTopics in Bioethics3
PHIL 192ETopics in Epistemology3
PHIL 192FTopics in Ethics3
PHIL 192LTopics in Philosophy Language3
PHIL 192MTopics in Philosophy of Mind3
PHIL 192OTopics in Contemporary Metaphysics3
PHIL 192PTopics in Social and Political Philosophy3
PHIL 192RTopics in Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL 192STopics in Philosophy of Science3
PHIL 192TTopics in Philosophy of Social Science3
PHIL 195Philosophy Internship1 - 3
PHIL 196Experimental Offerings in Philosophy3
PHIL 199Special Problems1 - 3
PHIL 299Special Problems1 - 3