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Philosophy and Religious Studies

Minors

To assist students with exploring our minor programs, requirements for the current academic year (2012-2013) are provided below (the newly revised Ethics minor, effective 9/21/13, is listed within the revision chart). More information about the revised Ethics minor can also be found here.  The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers three minor programs of study:

 


Philosophy Minor

Required Courses: (10 credits)

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (5)
PHIL 150 Critical Thinking (5) OR
PHIL 201 Introduction to Logic (5)

Philosophy electives: (10-18 credits)
Select from PHIL courses; at least 10 credits at 300-level or above.

Total Credits: 20-28

For additional questions or advising, please contact any of the following faculty advisors: Dr. Cynthia Coe (coecy@cwu.edu); Dr. Gary Bartlett (gary.bartlett@cwu.edu); Dr. Matthew Altman (altmanm@cwu.edu); or Dr. Michael Goerger (goergerm@cwu.edu)


Religious Studies Minor

Required Course: (5 credits)

RELS 101 World Religions (5)

Select one course from the following: (5 credits)
RELS 201 Sacred Books of the World (5)    
PHIL 305 Philosophy of Religion (5)
PHIL 376 Contemporary Religious Thought (5)

Select one course from the following: (5 credits)
RELS 351 Religions of China and Japan (5)
RELS 352 Religions of India (5)
RELS 353 Judaism (5)
RELS 354 Christianity (5)
RELS 355 Islam (5)

Select one upper-division elective from the following: (5 credits)
RELS Upper Division Electives OR
PHIL 305 Philosophy of Religion (5)
PHIL 351 Medieval Philosophy (5)
PHIL 376 Contemporary Religious Thought (5)
PHIL 378 Philosophy of Love (5)

Total Credits: 20

Note: PHIL courses cannot be used for this minor if used to fulfill requirements for the major or minor in Philosophy.

For additional questions or advising, please contact the following faculty advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann (dippmanj@cwu.edu).


Ethics Minor

Required Courses: (7 credits)

PHIL 202 Global Ethics (5) OR
PHIL 210 Current Ethical Issues (5)
PHIL 485 Capstone Project (2) OR
PHIL 490 Cooperative Education (2)

Select two courses from the following: (10 credits)
PHIL 302 Ethical Theory (5)
PHIL 304 Business Ethics (5)
PHIL 306 Environmental Ethics (5)
PHIL 308 Medical Ethics (5)
PHIL 402 Ethics and Film (5)
PHIL 465 Advanced Ethics (5)

Electives: (no more than 5 credits can be taken from one discipline) (8-10 credits)
COM 202 Communication Ethics and the First Amendment (4)
COM 333 Communication Ethics (4)
IT 301 Information Technology Security, Privacy, and Ethics (3)
LAJ 401 Ethics, Diversity, and Conflict in Criminal Justice (4) For LAJ majors only
MSL 302 Leadership and Ethics (3) For military science majors only
PHIL 325 Women and Philosophy (5)
PHIL 345 Chinese Philosophy (5)
PHIL 357 Philosophy of Race (5)
PHIL 402 Ethics and Film (5)
POSC 452 The Constitution and Human Rights (5)
POSC 475 International Human Rights (5)
RELS 353 Judaism (5)
RELS 354 Christianity (5)
RELS 355 Islam (5)
RELS 376 Contemporary Religious Thought (5)
RELS 401 Daoist Tradition (5)
RELS 403 Buddhist Thought and Practice (5)
SOC 320 Death and Dying (5)
SOC 354 Minority Experience (5)

OR other ethics-related courses as approved by Minor advisor.

Special topics courses, cooperative education credit, and independent study courses may also count towards elective credit.

Total Credits: 25-27

*Note: The Capstone Project can consist of such things as a research paper, internship or creative project.

For additional questions or advising, please contact: Dr. Michael Goerger (goergerm@cwu.edu).                                               


Click here to view major requirements and current curriculum in CWU's Online Electronic Catalog.

The Online Electronic Catalog (OEC) is the official University´s compilation for all curriculum. The OEC will serve as the basis for major, minor and program requirements for the academic year.

For current policy and curriculum requirements refer to CWU online catalog. When a printed catalog is produced, its publication will take place immediately following the freezing of the OEC for that year. Undergraduate catalogs are valid for five years.|


Students must follow that catalog for major and program requirements that are in effect at the time they are admitted to the major. Please contact your academic department if you have questions. For current policy and curriculum requirements refer to CWU online catalog.