Expand your horizons with a minor in Philosophy.

MINOR IN PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is the critical exploration of complex questions relevant to the human condition. Since no topic is off-limits from the insight offered by philosophical inquiry, students trained in the art of rational argument are better prepared to tackle difficult and controversial issues that we encounter in private and public spheres alike.

The
benefits of studying philosophy are many. Philosophy teaches the habit of thinking and communicating through reasoned argument. This is a transferable skill: it is valued by employers, and, more importantly, the cornerstone for living a fulfilling life


The philosophy minor at BHSU offers small class sizes, faculty affiliated with a range of intellectual backgrounds, and course topics relevant to students’ experiences.

Philosophy can apply to a range of vocations. Well known students of philosophy include: George Carlin and Steven Martin (comedy), George Soros and Carly Fiorina (business), Phil Jackson and John Elway (sports), Pearl Buck and T.S. Eliot (literature), Bill Clinton and Hon. Stephen Breyer (politics and law), and Martin Luther King, Jr., and Elie Wiesel (social activism).


Minor in Philosophy

18 Semester Hours

  • 3 PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 3 PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic
  • 3 PHIL 220 Introduction to Ethics
  • 3 PHIL 416 Contemporary Philosophy
  • 3 take one of the following
    POLS 263 Intro to Political Theory
    POLS 470 Contemporary Debates in Political Thought
    POLS 471 Theories of the State
  • 3 take one of the following
    AIS 460 American Indian Philosophy
    PHIL 492 Topics in Philosophy
    PSYC 348 Psychology of Religion
    SPCM 466 Principles of Rhetoric

*Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your minor requirements.

Dr. Ryan Clark

Dr. Ryan Clark

Associate Professor, Humanities - Speech

Jonas Academic 208A

Dr. David Cremean

Dr. David Cremean

Professor, Humanitites - English

Meier Hall 317

Huse-Wika

Dr. Courtney Huse-Wika

Associate Professor, Humanities - English

Meier Hall 311

Dr. Nicholas Drummond

Dr. Nicholas Drummond

Assistant Professor, History/SS - Political Science

Jonas Academic 129

King

Dr. Vincent King

Professor, Humanitites - English

Meier Hall 312

Peter Ragnone

Peter Ragnone

Adjunct Instructor, Philosophy, BHSU
Program Director for Criminal Justice

W236G - Western Dakota Tech

Dr. Tim Steckline

Dr. Tim Steckline

Professor, Humanitites - Speech

Meier Hall 30

Doug Wessel

Dr. Doug Wessel

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

AIS 460 American Indian Philosophy 

PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 

PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 

PHIL 220 Introduction to Ethics 

PHIL 416 Contemporary Philosophy 

PHIL 492 Topics in Philosophy 

POLS 263 Intro to Political Theory

POLS 470 Contemporary Debates in Political Thought

POLS 471 Theories of the State 

PSYC 348 Psychology of Religion

SPCM 466 Principles of Rhetoric