Minor in Philosophy

Contact Person:
David Curry, Chair
201 Morey, (315) 267-2019, currydc@potsdam.edu

18 credit hours required. Closed to Philosophy majors.

Program is currently being revised. 

The philosophy minor permits students majoring in other disciplines to (1) pursue in a systematic way their personal interests and concerns with philosophical questions, or (2) deepen their understanding of their discipline in regard to its philosophical foundations, its methodology, and its normative assumptions and implications through an integrated course of study tailored to their major program.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses 9
One of the following:
  PHIL 100   Introduction to Philosophy
  PHIL 105   Human Nature
One of the following:
  PHIL 322 Ancient Philosophy
  PHIL 323 Medieval Philosophy
  PHIL 324 Modern Philosophy
  PHIL 325
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
  PHIL 440 Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy
One of the following:
  PHIL 120   Introduction to Ethics
  PHIL 314   Contemporary Moral Issues
  PHIL 328   Issues in Ethical Theory

Elective Courses



  1. A minimum of nine credit hours of the minor must be taken at the 300-400 level.
  2. Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in all courses counted toward the minor.