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    Minor in Philosophy

    A minor in philosophy consists of five philosophy courses, three of which are at or above the 3000-level.

    Opportunities for Non-Majors

    Philosophy courses are designed for all students; only five courses in the department have prerequisites. Courses at the 1000-level offer basic elements of the liberal arts on a lecture/discussion format: general philosophy, logic, and ethics. Courses at the 3000-level explore philosophical issues in various disciplines on a seminar/discussion format: in three major historical periods: ancient, modern, and contemporary philosophy; in topical courses, philosophies of religion, art, science, law, society, and politics; and in seminars in philosophy on selected themes. In each case students from various disciplines examine concepts fundamental to their particular areas of interest.

    The goals of all philosophy courses are the same: to enhance students’ ability to think critically and systematically and to introduce students to the works of important philosophers and the fundamental questions of philosophy.

     

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    Hamline’s incoming first year class connects with Twin Cities nonprofits as part of LEAP into St. Paul and fall orientation.

    In order to best keep our community notified in the event of inclimate weather or an emergency situation, Safety and Security has updated the Hamline Alert system. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in Piperline so you can receive these messages in a timely manner.

    Auditions for Shakespeare's MacBeth, directed by Professor Carolyn Levy, will be held Sunday, September 7 from 6-10 p.m. on the mainstage of Anne Simley Theatre.