Philosophy Minor (A)

With its strong emphasis on a dialogue between Christian thought and secular philosophies, the Philosophy minor explicitly upholds Concordia's mission by helping students develop their mind “for service to Christ in the church and the world.” More specifically, the Philosophy minor fosters deep examination of who we are, what is real, and how we are called to think and act, thereby promoting intellectual development and self-knowledge for the student’s personal growth and well-being and providing insights for Christian action in the world.


Required Core Courses
Old Testament (Bible Content) 1
Biblical Theology (Christian Doctrine) 1
Any REL course with a number above 204 1
Required Courses
PHIL 201Central Texts of Philosophy3
PHIL 211Elementary Logic3
or PHIL 325 Christian Apologetics
PHIL 250Moral Philosophy3
REL 203New Testament 23
Select one of the following:3
Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Minor Electives
Select six credits of the following: 36
Classical & Modern Rhetoric
Literary Criticism
Faith and Politics
A Survey of Christian Thought
Total Hours21

In exceptional circumstances, students may petition the Philosophy Department for approved course substitutions.


To complete the pair with REL 201 Old Testament in the core.


Minors may substitute one of the following approved 3 credit non-PHIL classes with other approved courses relevant to the student’s special area of interest in philosophy (e.g. a relevant history course if they are interested in philosophy of history, a relevant science course if interested in philosophy of science)