Students in the Philosophy Minor take four foundational philosophy courses: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, and Ethics. Students emerge with a foundational understanding of both historical and contemporary philosophy. They are prepared for a variety of vocations rooted in the liberal arts such as philosophy, law, writing, and public policy.
Learning Objectives for the Philosophy Minor
• Articulate a broad understanding of the history of western philosophy and the way this history shapes contemporary worldviews.
• Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary philosophical debates.
• Articulate a thoughtful understanding of the intersection of philosophical positions, both historical and contemporary, with a biblical understanding of reality.
Philosophy Minor Requirements (18 Credits):
PHI383 Philosophy of Religion
Philosophical Courses (Choose 6 credits from the following):
APP413 Ethics & Public Policy
APP423 Education Policy & Politics
BIB*** Biblical Studies Elective (300+)
CLA303 Biblical Worldview & Pedagogy I
CLA303 Biblical Worldview & Pedagogy II
CLA343 Argumentation & Debate
HAE353 Renaissance & Reformation
HAE403 History of Christianity in America
HAE423 U.S. Intellectual History
IPP403 Theory & Ethics of International Relations
LIT303 Literary Theory & Criticism
LIT433 Major Christian Authors
LIT443 Worldviews in Literature
LIT463 C.S. Lewis Seminar
PHI433 Philosophy of Law & Human Rights
PHI490 Directed Research & Writing in Philosophy (up to 3 cr.)
POL(300+) (excluding POL470, POL492, POL496)