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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
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Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 PHIL credit hours.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) PHIL credit hours.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 PHIL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
For those students who major in philosophy, up to two courses can satisfy the requirements for both programs.
Religious Studies courses cannot be used to fulfill the requirements for the minor.
Courses taken at other institutions must either be transferred as direct equivalent to a CU Denver course or be approved by an advisor in the Philosophy Department for application towards the minor.
Courses not specifically listed here but offered by the Department may count toward the degree upon the approval of the Department Undergraduate Advisor.
|Take the following||9|
|PHIL 1012||Introduction to Philosophy: Relationship of the Individual to the World||3|
|PHIL 3002||Ancient Greek Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 3022||Modern Philosophy 1||3|
|Take six additional PHIL credits, 3 of which must be at the upper-division level.||6|
|PHIL 1020||Introduction to Ethical Reasoning||3|
|PHIL 1700||Philosophy and the Arts||3|
|PHIL 2441||Logic, Language and Scientific Reasoning||3|
|PHIL 2510||Philosophy of Nature||3|
|PHIL 3002||Ancient Greek Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 3010||Medieval Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 3022||Modern Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 3030||Philosophies of the Good Life & Happiness||3|
|PHIL 3032||Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 3150||History of Ethics||3|
|PHIL 3200||Social and Political Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 3250||Business Ethics||3|
|PHIL 3280||War and Morality||3|
|PHIL 3300||Special Topics in Philosophy||1-3|
|PHIL 3340||Investigating Nature: Introduction to the Philosophy of Science||3|
|PHIL 3410||Asian Philosophies and Religions||3|
|PHIL 3430||Environmental Ethics||3|
|PHIL 3440||Introduction to Symbolic Logic||3|
|PHIL 3441||Philosophical Reasoning Skills||3|
|PHIL 3500||Ideology and Culture: Racism and Sexism||3|
|PHIL 3550||Philosophy of Death and Dying||3|
|PHIL 3656||Contemporary Religious Ethics: Jewish and Christian Traditions||3|
|PHIL 3840||Independent Study||1-3|
|PHIL 3981||Chinese Philosophy and Culture||3|
|PHIL 3995||Global Study Topics||1-9|
|PHIL 4000||19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 4101||Pragmatism: Classical American Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 4150||Twentieth Century Ethics||3|
|PHIL 4200||Philosophical Problems and Contemporary Culture||3|
|PHIL 4220||Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art||3|
|PHIL 4260||Philosophy of Law||3|
|PHIL 4270||Philosophy of History||3|
|PHIL 4300||Philosophy of Mind||3|
|PHIL 4308||Contemporary Feminist Thought||3|
|PHIL 4350||Philosophy of Science||3|
|PHIL 4360||American Legal Process||3|
|PHIL 4450||Punishment and Social Justice||3|
|PHIL 4460||Theories of Human Nature||3|
|PHIL 4470||Concepts of the Soul||3|
|PHIL 4480||Perspectives on Good and Evil||3|
|PHIL 4500||Feminist Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 4600||Philosophy of Religion||3|
|PHIL 4720||Eastern Religious Thought||3|
|PHIL 4730||Philosophy and Literature||3|
|PHIL 4750||Introduction to Phenomenology||3|
|PHIL 4755||Philosophical Psychology||3|
|PHIL 4795||Marx and Marxism||3|
|PHIL 4812||Special Topics in Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 4840||Independent Study: PHIL||1-3|
|PHIL 4880||Directed Research||1-6|
|PHIL 4900||John Dewey||3|
|PHIL 4920||Philosophy of Media and Technology||3|
|PHIL 4933||Philosophy of Eros||3|
|PHIL 4980||Special Topics in Philosophy||1-3|
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