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Minor in Logic and Methodology

Explore the most technical areas of philosophy (logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science). These subjects underlie such fields as cognitive science, computer science and bio-informatics.

Minor Overview

This minor is designed for students interested in the logical and methodological foundations of the mathematical and natural sciences.

Requirements

This minor requires five courses for a total of 15 credit hours with a grade of C- or better. This minor may not be combined with any B.S. in philosophy. It may be combined with any B.A. in philosophy, so long as no more than one course is “double-counted” toward both the minor and the departmental requirements of the applicable B.A.

  • LOG 335: Symbolic Logic

One of the following:

  • LOG 430: Varieties of Logic
  • LOG 435: Advanced Logic and Metamathematics
  • PHI 331: Philosophy of Language

One of the following:

  • PHI 340: Philosophy of Science
  • PHI 440: The Scientific Method

Two of the following:

  • Any 3-hour LOG course
  • PHI 331: Philosophy of Language
  • PHI 333: Knowledge and Skepticism
  • PHI 340: Philosophy of Science
  • PHI 347: Neuroscience and Philosophy
  • PHI 440: The Scientific Method
  • PHI 447: Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature

Admission

Students can apply for admission to any university minor program in MyPack Portal. Admission will be based on the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review.