The Philosophy Minor at KPU provides students with a general education in Western Philosophy that can be a valuable supplement to majors or minors in most other academic disciplines. Philosophy minors must complete courses in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, and are encouraged to take courses in logic and the history of philosophy as well. The minor program is designed to facilitate the development of critical reasoning and writing skills, both in general and with regard to specialized research in the discipline. Philosophy minors at KPU will experience a learning environment that is supportive and challenging. Pursuing the minor fosters engaged citizenship and community leadership, along with enabling the student to develop the critical reasoning, writing, and problem-solving skills required for a successful career in any area. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.
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Students pursuing a minor in Philosophy must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.
|Select 15 credits from the following courses in PHIL at the 1100 or 2000 level, including PHIL 2110, 2210 and 2215:||15|
|General Introduction to Philosophy|
|Philosophy, Culture, and Identity|
|Introduction to Moral Philosophy|
|Sustainability and Ethics|
|Introduction to Environmental Ethics|
|Introduction to Formal Logic|
|Introduction to Scientific Reasoning|
|Ancient Greek Philosophy|
|Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant|
|Social and Political Philosophy|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Select 15 credits from the following courses in PHIL at the 3000 or 4000 level:||15|
|Philosophy of Art|
|Great Philosophers of the 20th Century|
|20th Century Analytic Philosophy|
|Life and Death|
|Foundations in Ethics|
|The Possibility of Knowledge|
|Ethics and Public Policy|
|Contemporary Moral Theory|
|Free Will and Determinism|
|Intermediate Formal Logic|
|Language and Meaning|
|Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness|
|Confronting Moral Issues: Business Ethics|
|Topics in the Philosophy of Art|
|Topics in Ethics|
|Topics in Social and Political Philosophy|
|Topics in Philosophy of Religion|
|Topics in Epistemology|
|Topics in Metaphysics|
|Topics in the Philosophy of Mind|
Students may take the same 4th year Topics course twice for different credit if and only if the content differs significantly. Students who wish to take the same 4th year Topics course more than once must obtain the permission of the Chair of the Philosophy Department.
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Philosophy.
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