Philosophy - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
320 Bowman Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2315
philo@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/philosophy


Description

The Philosophy minor helps students develop skills such as critical thinking, careful reading and analysis of texts, argumentative and analytical writing, creative problem-solving, effective communication and global literacy -- all of which are vital to success in a wide range of professions. It provides excellent preparation for graduate school entrance exams (such as the GRE, LSAT and GMAT) and enhances the career preparation students obtain in their major field.

Philosophy minors develop these important skills while being introduced to a fascinating discipline which considers basic, timeless questions such as

  • "What is the nature of reality?"
  • "What (if anything) can I know with certainty?"
  • "What kind of life should I live?"

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

 

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
PHIL 11001INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
or PHIL 21001 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM)
PHIL 11009CRITICAL THINKING (KADL) 3
or PHIL 21002 INTRODUCTION TO FORMAL LOGIC (KMCR)
Philosophy Upper-Division Electives (PHIL 30000 or 40000 level) 16
Philosophy Upper-Division Electives (PHIL 40000 level) 13
History of Philosophy Electives, choose from the following:3
ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
CONTINENTAL RATIONALISM (WIC)
BRITISH EMPIRICISM (WIC)
GERMAN CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
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PHIL 40093, PHIL 49996 and PHIL 49999 may not be counted toward the minor. 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).