Minor

Updated April 27, 2015

 Philosophy Minor Programs

Creighton University Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy sponsors three minor programs of study, which are described below. tudents may declare a minor program by clicking the following:

Declare A Minor

Philosophy Minor (18 credits)

Program Description. The study of philosophy involves both understanding how philosophers of the past have approached a variety of philosophical problems and understanding how a single set of related philosophical problems could be approached in a variety of different ways. Students study both the history and the problems of philosophy.
Program Contact. Dr. Eugene Selk, Associate Chair of Philosophy

ALL of the following philosophy courses:
PHL 107 Critical & Historical Introduction to Philosophy

ONE of the following history of philosophy courses:
PHL 351 Introduction to Chinese
PHL 367 American Philosophy
PHL 370 History of Classical Greek Philosophy
PHL 371 History of Hellenistic Philosophy
PHL 372 History of Medieval Philosophy
PHL 373 History of Modern Philosophy
PHL 374 History of 19th -Century Philosophy

ONE of the following problems of philosophy courses:
PHL 321 Epistemology
PHL 331 Moral Philosophy
PHL 334 Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
PHL 342 Metaphysics
PHL 358 Social and Political Philosophy
PHL 422 Aesthetics
PHL 424 Philosophy of Mind

9 additional hours of PHL courses numbered 300 or above, no more than 3 hours of which may be cross-listed as SRP.

Applied Ethics Minor (18 credits)

Program Description. An interdisciplinary program of studies designed to provide students with an understanding of applied ethics from two perspectives, philosophy and theology.

Program Contacts. Dr. Julia Fleming, Associate Chair of Theology, and Dr. Eugene Selk, Associate Chair of Philosophy

ALL of the following philosophy courses are required:
PHL 250 Philosophical Foundations for Ethical Understanding

TWO of the following moral theology courses are required:
THL 534 Introduction to Liberation Theology
THL 563 Contemporary Moral Problems
THL 564 Catholic Sexual Ethics
THL 565 Catholic Social Teaching

TWO of the following moral philosophy courses are required:
PHL 331 Moral Philosophy
PHL 343 Ethics and the Professions
PHL 348 Philosophy of Feminism
PHL 354 Environmental Ethics
PHL 359 History of Ethics
PHL 368 Moral Psychology
PHL 453 Ethics and Public Policy
PHL 455 Health Care, Society, and Values

ONE additional course from the lists above or from the following is required:
JPS 588 Christian Ethics of War and Peace
SRP 409 Race and Gender Relations
SRP 457 Biomedical Ethics
THL 250 Theological Foundations for Ethical Understanding

History & Philosophy of Science Minor (18 credits)

Program Description. This interdisciplinary minor introduces students to the key historical events in the emergence of science and to the philosophical debates about what counts as science, theories of scientific method, realism and anti-realism, and the role of values in science.

Program Contact. Dr. Eugene Selk, Associate Professor of Philosophy

ALL of the following philosophy courses are required:
PHL 107 Critical & Historical Introduction to Philosophy

THREE of the following history of science courses are required:
BIO 141 Charles Darwin: Life and Impact
ECO 508 Development of Political Economy
HIS 335 The Scientific Revolution
HIS 431 Mathematical History, Philosophy and Ethics
PHY 147 Einstein and Modern Physics
PSY 424 History and Systems of Pstchology
SOC 301 Social and Cultural Theory

TWO of the following philosophy of science courses are required:
PHL 333 Philosophy of the Human Sciences
PHL 334 Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
PHL 420 Science and Religion


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