Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the minor. No course may be used to fulfill more than one requirement.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: PHSC

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

PHIL 151Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 303History of Western Philosophy: Modern3
or PHIL 324 Modern Western Political Theory
PHIL 429Advanced Topics in Social and Political Philosophy3
Total Credits9


Other applicable courses may fulfill elective requirement with prior approval of the Philosophy Department
Choose one of the following:3
Contemporary Western Political Theory
Theories of Justice
Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Choose one of the following:3
Philosophy after Auschwitz
Philosophy, Race, and Gender
Topics in Environmental Philosophy (Mason Core)
Ethical Issues in Global Health
Total Credits6

Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning Requirement

Choose one of the following:3
Special Topics in African and African American Studies
Global Experiential Learning
Experiential Learning
Research for Social Change
Philosophy Internship
Experiential Learning in Women and Gender Studies
Topics in Global Affairs (when project topic is appropriate, with prior approval of Philosophy Department)
Other course with prior approval of Philosophy Department
Total Credits3