Philosophy

TYPE: Minor
DEPARTMENT: Social Inquiry Department

LOCATION: On-Campus/Online

General Description

How can we know what's real? Do we need God to tell us how to behave? What does it mean to "know yourself"? Are human rights universally applicable?

Philosophy investigates these and other fundamental questions about human identity, purpose and values, the nature of knowledge and reality, individuality, and political power.

Discuss it all as you grow your "love of wisdom" and tap into your philosophical side.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor in philosophy at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Be able to identify and question ruling ideas of our age
  • Be able to engage dialogue across centuries and cultures
  • Grow in critical thinking and making convincing arguments
  • Develop analytical intelligence
  • Hone your oral and writer communication skills
  • Personally develop
  • Be prepared for graduate school

Career Opportunities

Being able to think critically and examine underlying principles will prepare you for a broad range of fields including:

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Business
  • Government
  • Social work

Did You Know?

  • A special topics course is offered each year.
  • Independent study courses are available for interested students to work with a professor one-on-one.
  • The Wisconsin Philosophical Association's annual student conference provides an opportunity for students to present their work to students across the state.
  • Our small classes allow time for questions and discussion.
  • First Year at UWS: 2011
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