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Minor in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy (code 0-6807)
Undergraduate Advisor: Prof. Alex Klein

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Philosophy (code 0-6807) provides a structured yet flexible program for the student majoring in a different discipline, but who is interested in philosophy either as an adjunct to the degree major or as a foundation for later intellectual pursuits.

Changes have recently been made to the requirements for the Minor in Philosophy. This degree now requires 18 units in philosophy. No more than nine units can come from lower-division (100- and 200-levels) philosophy courses, with only three units allowed from 100-level courses (PHIL 100, PHIL 160, PHIL 170). All upper-division (300- and 400-levels) philosophy courses count toward the required 18 units.


These three courses all count towards the minor:

PHIL 203 History of Early Philosophy
PHIL 204 History of Modern Philosophy
PHIL 270 Symbolic Logic

These courses also count towards the minor:

History of Philosophy
PHIL 306 Philosophies of China and Japan
PHIL 307 Philosophies of India
PHIL 413 Continental Rationalism
PHIL 414 British Empiricism
PHIL 416 Pragmatism
PHIL 418 Existentialism
PHIL 419 Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 421 Plato
PHIL 422 Aristotle
PHIL 423 Kant
PHIL 425 Wittgenstein
PHIL 490 Special Topics: Early Philosophy
PHIL 491 Special Topics: The Modern Tradition
PHIL 492 Special topics: Twentieth Century Philosophy

Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 330 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 342 Metaphysics
PHIL 381I Philosophy of Science
PHIL 382 Theory of Knowledge
PHIL 482I Cognitive Science
PHIL 484 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 483 Philosophical Psychology
PHIL 493 Special topics: Metaphysical Studies
PHIL 494 Special topics: Epistemological Studies
PHIL 495 Special Topics: Logic and Semantics

Values and Evaluation
PHIL 305/405I Philosophy in Literature
PHIL 351I Political Philosophy
PHIL 352I Philosophy of Law
PHIL 361I Philosophy of Art
PHIL 363 Ethical Theory
PHIL 400I Business Ethics
PHIL 401 Philosophy and Education
PHIL 403I Medical Ethics
PHIL 451I Liberty & Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Law
PHIL 461I Diversity in Criticism and Analysis of the Arts
PHIL 496 Special Topics – Value and Evaluation

Note concerning Honors in Philosophy courses: Up to 6 units of 497 and/or 498 may be counted toward the major.