Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy
Program Code:
5666 Philosophy
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
Department of Philosophy
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Philosophy

The Minor in Philosophy, which is administered by the Department of Philosophy, will broaden students’ understanding of philosophical issues, assist them in learning to think critically, and to apply this knowledge and understanding to their chosen field of study.

This  minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Philosophy.

Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy

Complete 18 to 20 credits from the following:  
1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
  PHL 330 Formal Reasoning 4
  PHL 432 Logic and its Metatheory 4
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
  PHL 210 Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
  PHL 211 Modern Philosophy 3
3. Complete one 400-level philosophy course (3 or 4 credits)  
4. Complete an additional 9 credits in philosophy courses as approved by the academic advisor.  

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Philosophy, MNUN (5666)

Required Credits: 20    Program Version: FS14

Requirement 1: Minor - Philosophy - Reasoning Options
Minor - Philosophy - Reasoning Options: 1 course from PHL130, PHL330, PHL432

Requirement 2: Minor - Philosophy - Introduction, Ancient or Greek Philosophy
Minor - Philosophy - Introduction, Ancient or Greek Philosophy: 1 course from PHL210, PHL211, PHL101

Requirement 3: Minor - Philosophy - 400 Level Philosophy
Minor - Philosophy - 400 Level Philosophy: 1 course from 400 level philosophy course.

Requirement 4: Minor - Philosophy - Additional Philosophy
Minor - Philosophy - Additional Philosophy: 9 credits from additional Philosophy courses

Requirement 5
20 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.