The philosophy minor provides students with the critical skill of philosophical analysis while they take courses on a wide variety of issues central to everyone’s existence. Students get a solid grasp of the major philosophers, movements, and topics of philosophical debate that continue to shape our lives and how we act.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in philosophy.
- Posting of the minor on the student’s academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
|Choose five of the following:*|
|PHIL-202||Foundations of Moral Philosophy|
|PHIL-301||Philosophy of Religion|
|PHIL-303||Philosophy of Art/Aesthetics|
|PHIL-304||Philosophy of Law|
|PHIL-305||Philosophy of Peace|
|PHIL-307||Philosophy of Technology|
|PHIL-310||Theories of Knowledge|
|PHIL-311||East Asian Philosophy|
|PHIL-313||Philosophy of Film|
|PHIL-314||Philosophy of Vision and Imaging|
|PHIL-316||Bioethics and Society|
|PHIL-402||Philosophy of Science|
|PHIL-403||Social and Political Philosophy|
|PHIL-404||Philosophy of Mind|
|PHIL-405||Philosophy of the Social Sciences|
|PHIL-407||Philosophy of Action|
|PHIL-408||Critical Social Theory|
|PHIL-412||Nineteenth Century Philosophy|
|PHIL-413||Philosophy and Literary Theory|
|PHIL-414||Philosophy of Language|
|PHIL-416||Seminar in Philosophy|
|PHIL-417||Continental European Philosophy|
* At least one course must be at the 400 level.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
The philosophy minor provides basic competency in a variety of areas of philosophical inquiry and in developing the critical skills central to philosophical analysis. Students should achieve an articulate understanding of many of the great philosophers, major philosophical issues, and methods of philosophical inquiry that shape our most fundamental forms of critical reflection upon human life and conduct. As a result, students will develop understanding and skills that directly enhance their future personal and professional lives. This minor is closed to students enrolled in the philosophy program.
Electives—Choose five of the following:*
0509-440 Philosophy of Religion
0509-442 Philosophy of Art/Aesthetics‡
0509-443 Philosophy of Science**
0509-444 The Great Thinkers†
0509-445 Social and Political Philosophy§
0509-446 Philosophy of Law
0509-447 Contemporary Moral Problems
0509-448 Philosophy of Peace
0509-449 Special Topics†
0509-450 Seminar in Philosophy*†
0509-451 Professional Ethics
0509-452 Philosophy of Technology
0509-453 Environmental Philosophy
0509-454 Feminist Theory‡
0509-455 Theories of Knowledge
0509-456 Ancient Philosophy
0509-457 Modern Philosophy
0509-458 Philosophy of Mind
0509-459 Philosophy of the Social Sciences††
0509-460 East Asian Philosophy
0509-461 American Philosophy
0509-462 Contemporary Philosophy
0509-464 Philosophy of Action
0509-465 Critical Theory‡
0509-467 Medieval Philosophy
0509-469 19th Century Philosophy‡
0509-470 Philosophy and Literary Theory‡
0509-471 Philosophy of Film‡
0509-472 Minds and Machines
0509-473 Technology and Embodiment
0509-474 Philosophy of Language‡
0509-475 Philosophy of Vision/Imaging‡
0509-476 Ethical Theory
* Prerequisite: Two prior courses in philosophy or permission of the instructor. Students who have taken at least two courses are encouraged to take a Seminar in Philosophy (0509-450), usually offered more than once each year.
† Topics will vary.
‡ Prerequisite: One previous philosophy course or permission of the instructor is strongly encouraged.
§ Prerequisite: At least one prior course in philosophy, political science, or sociology
** Prerequisite: At least one prior course in either philosophy or one of the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, or biology)
†† Prerequisite: At least one prior course in either philosophy or one of the social sciences (psychology, economics, political science, sociology, or anthropology)