Minor in Philosophy

Philosophy is a love of wisdom. It is an adventure of constant discovery that comes from one's curiosity and wonder. A philosopher attempts to make sense of life and the universe around us. Philosophy addresses fundamental questions: What are we? Why are we here? Is there a creator or is nature self-explanatory? Are good and evil merely cultural traditions? At Freed-Hardeman University, we study philosophy from a Christian perspective, realizing that the ultimate questions are answered in God's word.

Studying philosophy is good for the mind. It trains one to think carefully, deeply, logically, and skillfully. Critical thinking is widely hailed as the ultimate cross application skill that will help you navigate the challenges of living, learning, and working in the twenty-first century. When one studies philosophy, one does not only learn what to think but how to think. It trains one to be a better thinker.


Minor in Philosophy

PHI 243 Introduction to Philosophy (W)  3 
PHI 245  History of Philosophy I (W) OR  3 
PHI 246  History of Philosophy II (W)  (3) 
PHI/BIB 340  Logic   3 
PHI/BIB 344*  Ethics   3 


PLUS - Select six (6) hours from the following list:

BIB 445 World Religions (W)  (3) 
HUM 310  Arts and Ideas  (3)
PHI 498  Independent Study in Philosophy  (3)
PHI 245  History of Philosophy I (W)  (3)
PHI 246  History of Philosophy II (W)  (3)
PHI 299B/399B  Special Topics in Philosophy   (3) 

*An Independent Study and/or Topical Seminar may be substituted for PHI/BIB 344.