Aug 18, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy Minor - Professional and Applied Ethics


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Program Requirements


Minimum of 18 credit hours. Minor slip required. Required Philosophy courses:

1. One of the following:


3. Required Course:


Note:


The remaining credit hour requirements may be satisfied in a variety of ways. The student may complete the minor by doing additional course work within the Department of Philosophy. Any courses, including PHIL 4980: Independent Study, are applicable. Also, the student may apply up to four credit hours from an ethics-related course in another department, subject to advisor approval. Six credit hours must be earned by completion of courses offered by the WMU Philosophy Department.

Students Not Majoring or Minoring in Philosophy


Students not majoring or minoring in philosophy find that philosophy adds intellectual depth to their major field of study. Philosophy by its nature touches on many areas of life and thought, frequently from a perspective that students find valuable and exciting. Non-majors often consider their philosophy courses an essential element in their general intellectual growth.

In recognition of this, the department offers a wide range of courses for non-major/minors. Students who wish to sharpen their critical thinking skills should consider PHIL 2200, PHIL 2250, or for more advanced students PHIL 3200 or 3250. Students interested in a general introduction to philosophy should consider PHIL 2000; students interested in a philosophical approach to a more specialized area should consider PHIL 2550 or some upper-level cognate. Students interested in a more technical appreciation of the central problems of philosophy should consider such courses as PHIL 3320 (Theory of Knowledge) and PHIL 3330 (Metaphysics). Many students will find it advisable to begin with PHIL 2000, 2010 or 2550, and then continue on the upper level.

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