A minor is offered in philosophy. Declaration of a philosophy minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.
For the minor in philosophy, students must take 18 credit hours in philosophy (PHIL), earning 18 credit hours with a grade of C- or better and a 2.00 (C) average for all work attempted in philosophy. Of these 18 credit hours in philosophy, 9 must be upper-division with grades of C- or better. Students may apply toward a minor no more than 9 hours of transfer credits, no more than 6 hours of which may be upper-division.
There are no distribution requirements for a minor in philosophy: any six 3-credit-hour philosophy courses will do, so long as at least three are upper-division. However, for a well-rounded course of study, the Philosophy Department recommends the courses below.
|At least one course in Logic, such as:|
|History of Philosophy|
|At least one course in the History of Philosophy, such as:|
|Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient|
|Introduction to Western Philosophy: Modern|
|History of Ancient Philosophy|
|History of Modern Philosophy|
|At least one course in Values, such as:|
|Contemporary Social Problems|
|Poverty, Power, and Patriotism: Issues of Global Justice|
|Philosophy and Race|
|Philosophy and Gender|
|Social and Political Philosophy|
|At least one course in Metaphysics/Epistemology, such as:|
|Knowledge, Mind, and Reality|
|Philosophy and the Sciences|
|Philosophy and Religion|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Free Will and Determinism|
|Philosophy of Science|