The NDU minor in Philosophy is comprised of 18 credits. Any student may elect to get a minor in this area provided that he/she is in good academic standing, i.e. securing a minimum GPA of 2.0/4. A student selecting this minor may only count up to six credits which he/she may have taken from the list of required courses for this “Minor” in Philosophy. Minors must be declared at least one year before expected graduation date.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Understanding the human quest for truth, and the different ways humans engaged in this quest
  • Showing how philosophy is the foundation of human quest for knowledge – whether theoretical or practical
  • Gaining familiarity with the World Ancient and Modern philosophical traditions
  • Developing the ability to assess arguments using logic, critical thinking and argumentative methods
  • Gaining knowledge of various philosophical and cultural traditions
  • Enabling students to express philosophical ideas through both written and oral forms
  • Encouraging students to respect -and interact with - diversity for it is the only proper attitude leading to a genuine dialogue

Courses required:
Students enrolled in the Philosophy minor must complete 18 credits:

PHL 232 Ancient World Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHL 211 Logic and the Scientific Method (3 cr.)
PHL 311 Ethics and the Modern World (3 cr.)
PHL 333 Medieval World Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHL 334 Modern & contemporary World Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHL 411 Philosophical Themes (3 cr.)