Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Philosophy


2012-2014 Catalog

Philosophy

Faculty

Sarah LaChance Adams, Assistant Professor

Program Description

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

  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

24 total credits

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

Introductory required courses (6 credits required):

PHIL 151 Introduction to Philosophy -- 3 credits
PHIL 211 Contemporary Moral Problems -- 3 credits

History of Philosophy required courses (6 credits required):

PHIL 340 Enlightenment, Freedom, and Alienation (19th Century) -- 3 credits
PHIL 350 The Self-Unconcealed (20th Century) -- 3 credits
Pols 262 Introduction to Political Theory -- 3 credits

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

PHIL 250 Philosophy of Children -- 3 credits
PHIL 330 Teaching for Social Justice -- 3 credits
PHIL/WST 365 Philosophy of Love & Sex -- 3 credits
PHIL/WST 456 Feminist Theory and Action -- 3 credits
PHIL/WST 459 Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Mothering -- 3 credits
 
FNS 230 First Nations Myths & Legends -- 3 credits
OR
FNS 242 First Nations Values & Spiritual Beliefs -- 3 credits

Political Theory required courses (3 credits required):

POLS 345 Theories of War and Peace -- 3 credits
POLS 381 Theories of Justice -- 3 credits
POLS 397 American Conservative Political Thought -- 3 credits
POLS 376 Theories of Human Rights -- 3 credits
PHIL/PSYC 212 Critical Thinking -- 3 credits

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


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