Miami University
Department of Philosophy

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"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
-Descartes

The Philosophy Minor

The Department offers a minor in Ethics, Society, and Culture and a minor in the History of Philosophy. To sign up for a minor, you should obtain a "Divisional Transfer and/or Change of Major, Minor, Thematic Sequence" form from the Arts and Science Advising Office (146 Upham Hall) or from our main office (212 Hall Auditorium), obtain the signature of our chief departmental undergraduate adviser, and return the completed form to the Arts and Science Advising Office. 

MINOR IN ETHICS, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE

Any one (1) of the following:

  • PHL 103 - Society and the Individual
  • PHL 105 - Theories of Human Nature
  • PHL 131 - Problems of Moral and Social Values

and any four (4) of the following:

  • PHL 241 - Philosophy of Art
  • PHL 311 - EThical Theory
  • PHL 312 - Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHL 331 - Political Philosophy
  • PHL 335 - Philosophy of Law
  • PHL 355 - Feminist Theory
  • PHL 360.A - Confronting Death
  • PHL 375 - Moral Issues in Health Care
  • PHL 376 - Environmental Philosophy
  • PHL 411 - Advanced Ethical Theories
  • PHL 459 - Political Philosophy
  • PHL 470 - Advanced Aesthetics

 

MINOR IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

One (1) of the following:

  • PHL 103 - Society and the Individual (3)
  • PHL 104 - Purpose or Chance in the Universe (3)
  • PHL 105 - Theories of Human Nature (3)

both of the following:

  • PHL 301 - Ancient Philosophy
  • PHL 302 - Modern Philosophy

and any two (2) of the following:

  • PHL 390 - Existentialism
  • PHL 402 - Nineteenth Century Philosophy
  • PHL 430 - Seminar in Ancient or Medieval Philosophy
  • PHL 440 - Seminar in Modern Philosophy
  • PHL 460 - Seminar in Marxism

Additionally, the Department occasionally offers special topics courses, and honors courses, in areas appropriate to both of these minors. These may be used in fulfillment of a requirement upon successful petition to the Department.