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

 

Choice of six (6) hours from the following list:

6

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 Philosphy II (W)

(3)

PHI 299B/399B

Special Topics in Philosophy

(3)

   

18 hours

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