Minors Programs

Philosophy Minor Programs

The Minor in Philosophy and Sub-disciplinary Minors in Applied Ethics and Bioethics are open to students in all disciplines except those already pursuing a Major or Honours in Philosophy. Choosing a minor program broadens your area of study and allows you to graduate with a customized degree. If you have specific questions about combining a minor program with your philosophy degree, please consult the Philosophy Undergraduate Advisor.
Please note
that not all courses are offered each year. You should consult the Undergraduate Advisor for any questions about the minor programs.

Minor in Philosophy

At least 18 credit hours and no more than 27 credit hours in Philosophy beyond the 1000 level, including at least one 3 credit hour class beyond the 2000 level:

Select at least one 3 credit hour class from the following:
PHIL 2130.03 (Logic: Deduction)
PHIL 2085.03 (Reasoning Skills)
PHIL 2090.03 (How to Win an Argument)
PHIL 2660 (Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning)

Minor in Applied Ethics

At least 18 credit hours and no more than 27 credit hours in Philosophy beyond the 1000 level, including at least one 3 credit hour class beyond the 2000 level.

Select at least one 3 credit hour class from the following:
    PHIL 2130.03 (Logic: Deduction)
    PHIL 2085.03 (Reasoning Skills )
    PHIL 2090.03 (How to Win an Argument)
    PHIL 2660.03 (Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning).

Select PHIL3105.03: Ethics (this course is mandatory, 3 credit hours).

Select at least three 3 credit hour classes from the following:
    PHIL2805.03 (Ethics & Health Care: Patient Care)
    PHIL2810.03 (Ethics & Health Care: Social Policy)
    PHIL2081.03 (Ethics in the World of Business)
    PHIL2480.03 (Environmental Ethics)
    PHIL2485.03 (Technology and the Environment)
    PHIL2490.03 (Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computer Science)
    PHIL4801.03 (Topics in Ethics and Health Care)
    PHIL4115.03 (Topics in Ethics 1)
    PHIL 4125.03 (Topics in Ethics II)

Minor in Bioethics

At least 18 credit hours and no more than  27 credit hours in Philosophy beyond the 1000 level, including at least one 3 credit hour course beyond the 2000 level.

Select at least one 3 credit hour class from the following:
PHIL 2130.03 (Logic: Deduction)
PHIL 2085.03 (Reasoning Skills),
PHIL 2090.03 (How to Win an Argument,
PHIL 2660.03 (Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning)

Select PHIL3105.03: Ethics (this course is mandatory)

Select at least three 3 credit hour classes from the following:
PHIL2805.03 (Ethics and Health Care: Patient Care)
PHIL2810.03 (Ethics and Health Care: Social Policy)
PHIL2720.03 (Ethics and the Good Life)
PHIL 3800.03 (Philosophy of Medicine )
PHIL4801.03 (Topics in Health Care Ethics )