Offered in: Chicago
A philosophy minor offers an excellent opportunity for students interested in law, science, medicine, and business to broaden their understanding of the human consequences and contours of these fields. It also serves to hone their critical thinking and writing skills. Consequently students majoring in political science/pre-law; the sciences/pre-med; psychology, history, sociology, criminal justice, women’s and gender studies, among many other fields find philosophy helpful in preparing them for graduate and professional studies as well as careers.
Philosophy is a way of life, as well as a way to be successful in life. In teaching our students how to carefully read thought-provoking texts that ask the big questions about life, think analytically and synthetically, and write incisively and in an organized manner, the philosophy faculty provide students with skills suitable for every vocation while also giving them the ability to live well thought-out lives. We thus take seriously Socrates' remark that "the unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.”
The five Philosophy courses required for the minor must include at least one course at the 300 level. Transfer students must complete at least six semester hours at Roosevelt, including three credit hours at the 300 level. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in each course.
|Core Philosophy Requirements||12|
|Choose 4 Classes in Philosophy at the 100, 200, or 300 level|
|Advanced Philosophy Elective||3|
|Choose 1 Philosophy course at the 300 level|
|Total Credit Hours||15|