2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Greg Peterson, Professor of Philosophy
School of American and Global Studies
West Hall Room 214, Box 510
605-688-4311

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.A./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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