2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 05, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Philosophy Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact
William Prigge, Department Head
Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion
West Hall Room 109
E-mail: will.prigge@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
Philosophy deals with the fundamental questions of life, including the nature of knowledge, the basis of morality and politics, and the rational analysis of religious beliefs. A philosophical perspective emphasizes clear thinking about what is truly important to live well.

Student may earn a minor in Philosophy with a B.A. or a B.S. degree in another academic discipline. Students may also pursue an Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)  with an emphasis on philosophy.  The curriculum provides excellent preparation for graduate work in law, ethics, religion, philosophy and other fields in which reasoning and argumentation skills or ability to work at a high level of abstraction are important. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Written communication
  • Understanding of the major figures in philosophy

Course Delivery Format
The program provides courses online and face to face on campus and at various off-campus attendance centers.

Requirements for Philosophy Minor: 18 Credits

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