UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Program: Minor in Philosophy

Program Description

The characteristic activity of philosophy, from its beginning to the present day, has been reasoned reflection about ourselves, our world, the good life and our relations with one another. Philosophy deals with issues of fundamental human importance—the scope and limits of human knowledge, the nature of reality and truth, what it means to be a person, the relation of mind to body, the sources of value and obligation, the evaluation of social institutions and practices, and the nature of logic and correct reasoning.

Program Requirements

1. Required Courses (10-11 Units)

Choose one of the following courses:

PHIL 100 General Logic (4)
PHIL 200 Critical Reasoning (3)
PHIL 210 Reasoning in the Sciences (3)
PHIL 230 Introduction to Formal Logic (3)

Choose one of the following courses:

PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy (3)
PHIL 202 Modern Philosophy (3)

Choose one of the following courses:

PHIL 350 Epistemology (4)
PHIL 352 Metaphysics (4)
PHIL 355 Philosophy of Mind (4)
PHIL 360 Ethical Theory (4)
PHIL 365 Social and Political Philosophy (4)

2. Electives (9 Units)

Choose three additional Philosophy courses (9 units) other than PHIL 499, at least two of which are upper division courses.

Total Units in the Minor: 19-20

Contact

Chair: Tim Black
Associate Chair: Kristina Meshelski
Staff: Shanta Wallace
Sierra Tower (ST) 522
(818) 677-2757
www.csun.edu/humanities/philosophy