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Philosophy Minor

There are currently two minor tracks in Philosophy:  philosophy and bioethics.

Minor in Philosophy


1.  Required Courses:  18 sh

Select any six PHI courses with the minor advisor.  At least two courses must be at the 100 level or above and at least one course must be at the 300 level or above.

Minor in Bioethics **PROPOSED, PENDING APPROVAL**

1.  Required Courses:  9sh

  • PHI 040  Introduction to Ethics
  • PHI 210  Medical Ethics
  • PHI 1XX Environmental Philosophy

2.  Select one of the following two courses (3/4 sh)

  • BIO 010/011  Introduction to Biology (with lab)
  • BIO 104/105  Principles of Biology (4 credits, with lab)

3.  Select one of the following courses (3sh)

  • BIO 130  Environmental Issues (Global Perspectives
  • BIO 140  Biology and Society
  • BIO/ENV 222/223  Environmental Biology (with lab)
  • BIO 242/243  Ecosystem Ecology (with lab)
  • ENV 100/101  Introduction to Environmental Science (with lab; Env. Science majors only)
  • GEG 210  Environmental Conservation

4.  Electives:  Select one of the following courses (3 SH):

  • ANT 125 The Anthropology of Death and Dying
  • ANT 254 Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 272  Human Genetics
  • ECO 322 The Economics of Health and Medicine
  • GEG 212 - Geography of Natural Hazards
  • GEG 225 - Spaces of Globalization
  • GEG 323 - Global Warming
  • GEG 341 - Environmental Planning
  • GEG 343 - Land Use Planning
  • HEA 370 Selected Topics in Health*
  • HEA 380 Independent Study in Health*
  • HEA 395 Honors Health Independent Study/Thesis
  • HEA 421 Critical Issues in Health
  • PHI 125 Philosophical Aspects of Death and Dying
  • PHI 225 Persons, Life, and Death
  • PHI 235 Topics in Moral Theory
  • PHI 245 Human Love and Sexual Morality
  • PHI 330 Philosophy of Science
  • POL 258 The Administration of U.S. Environmental Law
  • POL 435 Technology and Contemporary Politics and Society
  • PSY 255 Environmental Psychology
  • PSY 331 Health Psychology: Biopsychosocial Factors in Health and Illness
  • SOC/SWK 290 Social Gerontology and Social Welfare
  • SOC 335  Introduction to Public Health
  • SWK 130 Poverty and Social Welfare
  • SWK 328 Child Welfare and Social Work

* Approval of topic by Philosophy Department required for this course to count toward minor.