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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Minor

Greece TripThese minors make an excellent complement for majors in the other areas of the humanities and the social sciences or a fascinating contrasting discipline for students in the natural sciences or other colleges in the university. Also, please see the Majors and More page for further information.

 Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy

The minor in philosophy consists of 18 semester hours of philosophy courses, to include PHIL 101 (Introduction), 220 or 225 (Logic), 301 or 302 (History of Philosophy), and nine additional hours, three of which must be in courses numbered above 299. Students have a good choice of courses in the various subfields of metaphysics-epistemology, historical developments in philosophy and value theory-ethics, as well as special topics courses offered from time to time.

Requirements for the Minor in Religion

 The minor in religion consists of 18 semester hours of religious studies courses, to include RELG 101 (Introduction), 220 (Reading Biblical Texts), 300 (Intro to World Religions), and nine additional hours, three of which must be in courses numbered above 299. Students have a good choice of courses in the various sub-fields of biblical studies, history of Christian thought, Hinduism, Buddhism, religion in America, philosophy or psychology of religion, as well as special topics courses offered from time to time.

Requirements for the Minor in Philosophy and Religion

The minor in philosophy and religion consists of 18 semester hours of PHIL and RELG courses, to include PHIL 101 (Introduction), RELG 101 (Introduction), and 12 additional hours from either discipline, six of which must be in courses numbered above 299. Students have a wide choice of courses that give them a fine sampling of studies in each of these related yet differing fields.