Academic Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 29, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2023-2024

Philosophy Minor

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Faculty: Palmer (Program Coordinator), Farrelly-Jackson, Kurtsal

The Philosophy minor is a program in the Values and Societies Area of Study.

Philosophy Minor Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a minor in Philosophy should be able to:

  • Research arguments in their primary sources (in translation, as necessary) and explain that research to their peers;
  • Discern the role of cultural and historical context in the development of philosophical inquiry, and demonstrate awareness of the ethical issues created by the culture of inquiry of the modern and contemporary West;
  • Develop thoughts and articulate clear and well-structured oral and written arguments relevant to philosophical inquiry.

The Philosophy Minor

The Philosophy minor consists of   credits. At graduation, Philosophy minors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in required coursees and further courses that satisfy the credit count up to the department requirement of 24 credits. Only the most recent grade is considered for courses that have been repeated. A combined maximum of six transfer credits and credits taken credit/no credit at Allegheny may be counted toward the minor.


Completon of at least 24 semester credit hours as outlined below:

Further electives (8 credits) to bring the total to 24 credits.

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