The philosophy minor is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to the history of philosophy and its many themes that will introduce you to the exciting realm of the ongoing journey of philosophic discourse and ideas. The curriculum not only provides majors with a rigorous overview of the great ideas in the history of philosophy, but also with the reasoning and writing skills necessary for entry into law and public policy. By studying the arguments of great thinkers from the past and present, as a philosophy minor, you will gain a strong sense of your intellectual heritage and the ongoing debates—from gender to jurisprudence—that are a part of that heritage.
As a minor, philosophy provides a strong humanities background for students whose primary major—perhaps biology or business management—may not provide this opportunity. Additionally, philosophy is a superb complement to majors such as psychology or education.
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