2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy

Faculty Top of Page

Sarah LaChance Adams, Assistant Professor

Program Description Top of Page

The philosophy minor incorporates four components: a strong foundation in the history of philosophy, dialogue with non-canonical traditions, an emphasis on political theory, and the ability to apply theory to contemporary concerns.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  1. Ability to analyze, interpret, and understand texts and discours
  2. Ability to effectively identify, evaluate, and formulate arguments
  3. Ability to develop, organize, and express ideas in a precise, clear, effective, and systematic manner in writing, discussion, and oral presentations
  4. Ability to recognize and appreciate multiple perspectives and limitations of each perspective
  5. A high degree of fluency with major philosophical traditions (and some non-canonical), figures, concepts, and methods.

Philosophy Minor Requirements Top of Page

24 total credits

At least 9 credits must be from 300 level or higher.

Introductory required courses (6 credits required):

Introduction To Philosophy -- 3.00 credits
Contemporary Moral Problems -- 3.00 credits

History of Philosophy required courses (6 credits required):

Enlightenment, Freedom and Alienation (19th Century Philosophy) -- 3.00 credits
The Self-Unconcealed (20th Century Philosophy) -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Political Theory -- 3.00 credits

Non-Canonical Philosophy required courses (6 credits required):

The Philosophy of Children -- 3.00 credits
Teaching for Social Justice -- 3.00 credits

Philosophy of Love and Sex -- 3.00 credits

or

Philosophy of Love and Sex -- 3.00 credits

Feminist Theory and Action -- 3.00 credits

or

Feminist Theory and Action -- 3.00 credits

Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering -- 3.00 credits

or

Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering -- 3.00 credits

[[FNS 320]]

or

First Nations Values and Spiritual Beliefs -- 3.00 credits

Political Theory required courses (3 credits required):

Theories of War and Peace -- 3.00 credits
Theories of Justice -- 3.00 credits
American Conservative Thought -- 3.00 credits
Theories of Human Rights -- 3.00 credits

Critical Thinking -- 3.00 credits

or

Critical Thinking -- 3.00 credits

Philosophy Elective required course (3 credits required): Choose any Philosophy 3 credit course


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