Philosophy and Law

(20 semester hours)

Description

This minor offers students not majoring in philosophy the opportunity to explore key features of legal reasoning and the philosophy of law, and to connect these to broader themes in social and political theory.

Additionally, the Department occasionally offers special topics courses, and honors courses, in areas appropriate to both of these minors. These may be used in fulfillment of a requirement upon successful petition to the Department. Any one (1) of the following:

  • PHL 103 - Society and the Individual (3)
  • PHL 105 - Theories of Human Nature (3)
  • PHL 131 - Introduction to Ethics (3)

And

Both of the following:

  • PHL 273 - Formal Logic (4)
  • PHL 335 - Philosophy of Law (4)

And

At least nine (9) credit hours of the following:

  • PHL 263 - Informal Logic (3)
  • PHL 311 - Ethical Theory (4)
  • PHL 312 - Contemporary Moral Problems (4)
  • PHL 331 - Political Philosophy (3)
  • PHL 355 - Feminist Philosophy (3)
  • PHL 373 - Symbolic Logic (4)
  • PHL 376 - Environmental Philosophy (4)
  • PHL 411 - Advanced Ethical Theories (4)
  • PHL 459 - Political Philosophy Seminar (4)

Eligibility

A minimum 2.0 g.p.a. is required for all courses in this minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental adviser.

Contact

Department of Philosophy
212 Hall Auditorium
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-2440
philosophy@MiamiOH.edu

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