Minor in Philosophy

Philosophy Minor Patrick Henry College (PHC)

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. 


Why Study Philosophy?

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):

  • PHI303  Metaphysics

  • PHI373  Epistemology

  • PHI383  Philosophy of Religion

  • PHI403  Ethics


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

  • GOV473 Practicum in Government: Logic and Law

  • HAE353 Renaissance & Reformation

  • HAE393 Origins

  • HAE403 History of Christianity in America

  • HAE423 U.S. Intellectual History

  • IPP403 Theory & Ethics of International Relations

  • LIT303 Literary Theory & Criticism

  • LIT393 Linguistics

  • 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)

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