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PHILOSOPHY MINOR 

Kevin Hermberg, Ph.D.
Phone: (845) 848-4010
Email: kevin.hermberg@dc.edu

 About the Program 

The 18-credit minor in Philosophy acquaints students with humankind’s most fundamental attempts at self-knowledge and provides a basis from which students can formulate their own views of themselves and the world. Philosophy is the oldest academic discipline, and philosophers strive to uncover wisdom in every dimension of human existence. Consequently, Philosophy shares interests with, and complements, most other academic disciplines. 

The study of Philosophy helps students develop their capacities for creative, clear thinking and careful reasoning. The development of these skills, attitudes, and capacities makes the Philosophy minor an excellent complement to any major in preparation for graduate or professional study, conscientious citizenship, and a successful career.

Summary of Requirements 

18 credits distributed as follows:

  • Required Course – Logic (3 credits)
  • One Philosophy Ethics course (3cr.); including Social Ethics, Bioethics, or Business Ethics
    12 credits in four other Philosophy elective courses (excluding PH113, Critical Thinking)

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