Undergraduate 2019-2020

Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements - 18 Credits

The Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy minor is designed for students who wish to explore the ethical and social/political significance of their lived experience, or to complement their major area of study through an interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between theory and practice. Students in this minor begin with an introduction to theoretical and practical ethics and political theory before proceeding to more specialized courses that examine specific social, political, or ethical issues. All Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy minors are encouraged to meet with a minor advisor to develop a program of study that will meet their specific needs and interests.

Ethical Foundations - 6 credits

Take all of the following courses:

PHIL 150Moral Issues

3

PHIL 350Ethical Theory

3

Social/Political Theory - 3 Credits

Choose at least one of the following courses:

PHIL 355Social and Political Philosophy

3

PHIL 360Feminist Theories

3

or

GNDR 350Feminist Theories

3

Applied Philosophy - 3 Credits

Choose at least one of the following courses:

PHIL 310Topics in Ethics and Public Policy

3

PHIL 311Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL 366Philosophy of Law

3

Interdisciplinary Electives - 6 Credits

Choose additional courses from list this below to bring the total hours in the minor to 18 credits

AFS 101Development of Black Identity

3

AFS 102The Black Woman in America

3

AFS 240Dynamics of Racism

3

ANT 314Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

3

ANT 317Contemporary Native American Issues

3

ENST 100Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

ENST 205Environment, Politics and Law

3

GNDR 101Gender and Society

3

GNDR 240Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

3

or

SOC 240Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

3

MAS 380US Mexico Immigration

3

MIND 286Value Issues in Political Economy

3

PHIL 250Medical Ethics

3

PHIL 310Topics in Ethics and Public Policy

3

PHIL 311Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL 355Social and Political Philosophy

3

PHIL 360Feminist Theories

3

PHIL 366Philosophy of Law

3

PHIL 372Philosophy of Race

3

PSCI 303Public Policy in the United States

3

PSCI 306Constitutional Law

3

PSCI 309American Political Development

3

PSCI 331Political Philosophy I

3

PSCI 332Political Philosophy II

3

PSCI 335American Political Philosophy

3

SOC 170Social Problems

3

SOC 247Social Deviance

3

SOC 444Sociology of Law

3

SOC 448Issues in Social Policy

3

Notes on Electives:

  • Students may elect to take two or more courses listed under Social/Political Theory and Applied Philosophy. In that case, no interdisciplinary coursework is needed.

  • PHIL 310 is a variable title course and may be repeated for credit under different subtitles. Each specific subtitle counts separately for credit toward the minor.

Other Notes:

  • Specific sections of PHIL 225, PHIL 300, PHIL 422, PHIL 492, PHIL 495 and MIND 288 may be used as electives with the minor advisor's approval (a substitution form is required). Students should consult with their minor advisor before registering.

  • A maximum of 12 credit hours may be shared between a major and minor.