Minor in Philosophy
The Minor in Philosophy combines well with any major. For the nature and benefits of philosophy, see Philosophy.
Students who take the Minor in Philosophy are required to complete 15 hours of courses in selected fields of philosophy with a grade of C or better, including a course in the history of philosophy (3 credit hours), a course in normative (ethics and ethics-related) philosophy (3 credit hours), a course in other fields of philosophy (3 credit hours) and two elective courses in philosophy or logic (6 credit hours).
The Minor Adviser will determine whether courses transferred from other institutions qualify for the minor. No more than two transferred courses may count toward the minor. Note also that no more than two courses may be "double-counted" toward both the minor and the departmental requirements of a major.
Courses for the Minor
One 3-credit course in the history of philosophy from the following:
One 3-credit course in normative philosophy from the following:
PHI 214 Issues in Business Ethics
PHI 221 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHI 309 Political Philosophy
PHI 312 Philosophy of Law
PHI 313 Ethical Problems in the Law
PHI 325 Bio-Medical Ethics
PHI 375 Ethics
PHI 376 History of Ethics
PHI 420 Global Justice
PHI 475 Ethical Theory
PHI 205 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 210 Representation, Reason and Reality
PHI 250 Thinking Logically
PHI 305 Philosophy of Religion
PHI 310 Existentialism
PHI 330 Metaphysics
PHI 331 Philosophy of Language
PHI 332 Philosophy of Psychology
PHI 333 Knowledge and Skepticism
PHI 340 Philosophy of Science
PHI 425 Introduction to Cognitive Science
PHI 440 The Scientific Method
PHI 447 Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature
- As soon as you are ready to declare the minor, you should complete and sign the NC State “Declare a Minor” form (available here) and bring it to the Department’s Interim Student Services Assistant, Ms. Ann Rives, in Withers Hall, Room 340A.
- Ms. Rives will obtain the required departmental signatures and submit the form to Registration and Records on your behalf so that a minor degree audit can be added to your record.
- You should consult with the Minor Adviser, Dr. John Carroll, during each registration period to ensure that you are making headway toward completing the requirements of the minor.