Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Philosophy and Law

Program:
Minor in Philosophy and Law
Program Code:
5701 Philosophy and Law
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS09
College:
Department:
Department of Philosophy
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Philosophy

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Philosophy and Law

The Minor in Philosophy and Law, which is administered by the Department of Philosophy, combines general training in philosophical ideas, debates, and methods with more focused work on the analytical, critical, and normative issues that arise with laws, legal institutions, and professional work.

The 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 administers 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 for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in Philosophy.

Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy and Law

Complete 18 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 354 Philosophy of Law 3
  PHL 454 Topics in Philosophy of Law 3
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  PHL 340 Ethics 3
  PHL 342 Environmental Ethics 3
  PHL 344 Ethical Issues in Health Care 4
  PHL 345 Business Ethics 4
  PHL 350 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
  PHL 351 African Philosophy 3
  PHL 353 Core Themes in Peace and Justice Studies 3
  PHL 355 Philosophy of Technology (W) 4
  PHL 356 Philosophical Aspects of Feminism 4
  PHL 357 Philosophy of Karl Marx 3
4. Complete one 400-level Philosophy course as approved by the student’s academic advisor. 3 or 4
5. Complete additional Philosophy courses as approved by the student’s academic advisor. 4 to 8

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Philosophy and Law, MNUN (5701)

Required Credits: 18    Program Version: FS14

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

Requirement 2: Minor - Philosophy and Law - Philosophy of Law
Minor - Philosophy and Law - Philosophy of Law: 1 course from PHL354, PHL454

Requirement 3: Minor - Philosophy and Law - Required Elective
Minor - Philosophy and Law - Required Elective: 1 course from PHL340, PHL342, PHL344, PHL345, PHL350, PHL351, PHL353, PHL355, PHL356, PHL357

Requirement 4: Minor - Philosophy and Law - 400-Level
Minor - Philosophy and Law - 400-Level: 1 course from 400 - level Philosophy course as approved by the student's academic advisor

Requirement 5: Minor - Philosophy and Law - Philosophy
Minor - Philosophy and Law - Philosophy: 6 credits from Philosophy courses as approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 6
18 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.