Minor in Philosophy
Learn to think clearly and creatively about our world with a philosophy minor at the University of Mount Union. This program provides you with invaluable experience in constructing and evaluating arguments about the most fundamental topics: the sources and limits of human knowledge, the nature of the world and the self, and the foundations of ethical and aesthetic value.
About the Program
The philosophy program provides students with the proven ability to think clearly, deeply and creatively about a wide range of subjects. The supportive faculty in the department are experts in diversity and social justice work, making them the perfect guides to inspire and influence future leaders.
Philosophy Quick Facts
- Most philosophy courses have no specific prerequisites and are open to all interested students.
- Special courses in environmental and social ethics feature camping trips to wilderness areas and opportunities to engage in international service projects.
- Complement your major as many philosophy courses like medical ethics, business ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science fit well with other areas of study.
- Fulfill integrative core curriculum requirements with many of the philosophy courses.
The courses within the program well with a wide range of majors across the University, so students are encouraged to take classes which reflect their interests. Courses are taught by well-rounded and committed faculty who also teach in other departments, giving you knowledge from a plethora of areas.
Review the Undergraduate Catalog to learn more.
Our minor in philosophy prepares you to:
- Become familiar with basic areas of philosophical inquiry, including metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.
- Develop competency in critical thinking and philosophical research, being able to articulate and evaluate philosophical ideas in writing and in oral presentations.
- Apply and connect philosophical ideas to a wide range of academic disciplines and professions, and to everyday life.
Our faculty have special expertise in bringing experiential learning to philosophy. Many philosophy courses include experiential components that will broaden your perspective and inspire you to apply philosophical ideas to practical and everyday life. Special courses in environmental and social ethics feature camping trips to wilderness areas and opportunities to engage in international service projects.