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The Minor in Philosophy is designed to expose students to three fundamental areas of philosophy: history of philosophy, normative philosophy and contemporary discussion of issues in metaphysics and epistemology. It is a highly desirable minor because it reveals to employers, graduate schools, and professional schools a willingness to engage in theoretical reasoning.
Students can shape their minor in ways that complement their major fields of study. For example, science and engineering majors might include philosophy of science courses (PHI 340 Philosophy of Science and PHI 440 The Scientific Method) among their minor courses. Management students might include PHI 214 Issues in Business Ethics . No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Admissions and Certification of Minor
In both instances, students should contact the person listed below. A University Minor Declaration Form should be submitted to Registration and Records for inclusion of the minor on the student’s official record. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
Dr. John Carroll, Minor Adviser
457 Withers Hall,
Joanna King, Student Services Associate
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Withers Hall 340
SIS Code: 16PHM
- The minor consists of 15 hours of credit ( 5 courses) including 9 hours of required courses and 6 hours of elective courses.
- A grade of ‘C-‘ or better will be required for all courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements.
- A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
The department will determine whether courses which have been transferred from other institutions qualify for the minor. No more than two courses from other institutions may count toward the minor.
|History of Philosophy||3|
|Early Modern Philosophy|
|19th Century Philosophy|
|Kant's Critique of Pure Reason|
|Normative (Ethics) Philosophy||3|
|Issues in Business Ethics|
|Contemporary Moral Issues|
|Philosophy of Law|
|Ethical Problems in the Law|
|Africana Political Philosophy|
|History of Ethics|
|Select three credit hours in another course other than one in the above categories (history of philosophy, normative philosophy) and excluding logic courses. 1||3|
|Select six credits of PHI or LOG courses at the 200 level and above|