Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Arts and Letters

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.

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 a minimum 18 credits from the following:
1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
PHL 130 Reasoning and Argumentation 3
PHL 330 Formal Deductive Reasoning 4
PHL 331 Formal Practical Reasoning 4
PHL 432 Logic and its Metatheory 4
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
PHL 210 Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
PHL 211 Modern Philosophy 3
PHL 212 Latin American Philosophy 3
PHL 213 Africana Philosophy 3
PHL 214 Indigenous Philosophy 3
3. One 400-level philosophy course (3 or 4 credits)
4. An additional 9 credits in philosophy courses.