About the Philosophy Minor
Learn to think deeply and communicate clearly with a minor in philosophy.
Known as "the mother of all sciences," philosophy uses logical reasoning to explore the nature of reality, knowledge and values.
A minor in philosophy at PennWest California complements and enhances any academic major. You'll study the historical development of philosophical theories and learn how to assess them. You'll also learn to think logically, examine issues from different perspectives and present your ideas effectively in writing.
Students who minor in philosophy at PennWest California can select courses that align with their interests. Philosophy minors take courses in:
- History of philosophy.
- Philosophical topics of their choosing.
Seek answers to some of life's most challenging questions.
For centuries, philosophers have addressed questions that remain equally relevant today: How can individuals balance their own needs against those of society? Can morality be enforced by law? How do changes in science and technology affect people's beliefs, values and behavior?
As a philosophy minor, you'll join this ongoing conversation. In the process you'll gain historical perspective and develop essential thinking and communication skills sought by employers in a wide range of fields. Learning to think about issues in a broader context is a skill that proves valuable in any career.