Philosophy Minor

A minor in philosophy is the perfect complement to just about any major. With courses that focus on questions about how we should treat each other, how we should co-exist with the natural world, how to find meaning in life, a minor in philosophy helps students think more about the significance and ethical dimensions of their lives and intended careers. Moreover, students will hone their skills in analytical reasoning, in careful thinking, and in clear and persuasive writing–skills that will enhance their performance in whatever other major they pursue. Many of our classes show students how to do philosophy beyond the classroom. Whether it is in an art gallery, a cemetery, a community garden, or around the dinner table with family and friends, our professors teach students that philosophy can be done everywhere–and should be! Finally, philosophy is just fun. Discussing the “big” questions with other people who might see the world in a very different way is one of life’s great joys.