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Philosophy (Minor)

About the Program

The philosophy minor provides students with skills that facilitate success in their professional, private, and communal lives by equipping them to act wisely in a wide variety of environments and circumstances. These skills include being more thoughtful and reflective, thinking more critically, analyzing and appraising their own and other people's beliefs and values, communicating more effectively, reasoning and arguing more authoritatively, being open to similarities, differences, and alternative perspectives, and creatively solving a wide variety of problems.

About the Philosophy Department

B221 Buckham Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5136
Fax: (716) 878-4697
http://philosophy.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (0 credit hours)
Electives (18 credit hours)
Select from the following: 18
PHI 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
PHI 102 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
PHI 103 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
PHI 107 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL LOGIC
PHI 110 THE MEANING OF LIFE
PHI 111 ETHICS FOR SCIENTISTS
PHI 204 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
PHI 207 PHILOSOPHY IN LITERATURE
PHI 210 EXISTENTIALISM
PHI 221 PHILOSOPHY AND YOGA
PHI 300 PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY
PHI 301 HISTORY OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
PHI 305 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
PHI 307 SYMBOLIC LOGIC
PHI 308 PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE AND SEX
PHI 309 KNOWLEDGE AND JUSTIFICATION
PHI 310 HISTORY OF ETHICS
PHI 312 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
PHI 314 CONTEMPORARY ETHICS
PHI 317 ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
PHI 318 MODERN PHILOSOPHY
PHI 324 ZEN BUDDHISM
PHI 333 PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
PHI 334 PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
PHI 347 WESTERN THOUGHT: HOMER TO ALEXANDER
PHI 351 ETHICS BOWL
PHI 401 PROBLEMS IN PHILOSOPHY SEMINAR
PHI 402 SEMINAR IN HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
PHI 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
PHI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)

Total Credit Hours 18
No student may declare a minor in the same discipline as their major, therefore, a Philosophy major may not declare a philosophy minor.

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