Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Philosophy Minor

Course Requirements for Minor in Philosophy

The minor in philosophy consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours in philosophy, with at least two courses at the 300-level. The courses chosen should form a coherent program.

Course Requirements for Minor in Logical and Ethical Reasoning

The minor in logical and ethical reasoning consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours, with at least two courses at the 300 level, as follows:

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHIL 205Introduction to Logic

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

PHIL 220Logic and Probability in Scientific Reasoning

4

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

PHIL 305Intermediate Logic

4

Spring (even years).
 

PHIL 206Ethics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

PHIL 306Contemporary Ethical Theory

3

Fall.

REMAINING CREDIT HOURS are made up of additional choices from the five courses above and/or from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHIL 200Introduction to Philosophy

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 321Social and Political Philosophy

3

Fall, Spring.
PHIL 322Philosophy of Law

3

Spring.
PHIL 325Environmental Ethics

3

Spring.
POL 204Introduction to Political Thought

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 208Introduction to the Law

4

Fall, Spring.

Course Requirements for Minor in History of Philosophical Thought

The minor in history of philosophical thought consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours, as follows:

Courses

AT LEAST FOUR COURSES from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHIL 300American Philosophy

3

As needed.
PHIL 351Plato, Aristotle, and Greek Philosophy

4

Fall.
PHIL 353Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics and Hellenistic Philosophy

3

Spring (even years).
PHIL 355Augustine, Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy

3

As needed.
PHIL 356Descartes, Hume, Kant and Modern Philosophy

4

Spring.
PHIL 357Hegel, Nietzsche and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

3

Fall (even years).
PHIL 358Existentialism and Phenomenological Philosophy

3

Spring (odd years).
PHIL 359Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy

3

Fall (odd years).

REMAINING CREDIT HOURS are made up of additional choices from the eight courses above and/or from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 305The Age of the Renaissance

4

Fall.
HIST 306Protestant Reformations and Catholic Renewal

4

As needed.
HIST 307Europe in the Age of Enlightenment

4

As needed.
HIST 316Modern Western Political Thought

4

Fall.
HIST 340The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800

4

Alternate years.
HIST 344History of East Asia to 1600

4

As needed.
PHIL 200Introduction to Philosophy

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 201Introduction to Eastern Philosophy

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 316Modern Western Political Thought

4

Fall.

Course Requirements for Minor in Principles of Knowledge and Reality

The minor in principles of knowledge and reality consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours, as follows:

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHIL 205Introduction to Logic

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

PHIL 220Logic and Probability in Scientific Reasoning

4

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

PHIL 305Intermediate Logic

4

Spring (even years).
 

PHIL 311Knowledge and Truth

3

Spring (even years).
-Or-

PHIL 320Philosophy of Science

3

Spring (odd years).
 

PHIL 330Metaphysics

3

Fall (even years).
-Or-

PHIL 333Philosophy of Mind

3

Fall (odd years).

REMAINING CREDIT HOURS are made up of additional choices from the seven courses above and/or from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 139Contemporary Topics in Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHIL 200Introduction to Philosophy

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 101General Physics I

4

Fall, Summer.
PHYS 102General Physics II

4

Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PSYC 341Perception

4

Annually.
PSYC 349Cognitive Psychology

4

Annually.

 

Notes: Connections courses cannot be used to satisfy these requirements. No minor in the Philosophy Department may be declared in combination with a Philosophy major or with any of the other minors in the Philosophy Department.