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|
REL XXX Theology elective 1
|PHIL 201||Central Texts of Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 211||Elementary Logic||3|
|or PHIL 325||Christian Apologetic I|
|PHIL 250||Moral Phil:Right & Wrong||3|
|REL 203||New Testament 2||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Select six credits of the following: 3||6|
|Classical & Modern Rhetoric|
|Faith and Politics|
|A Survey of Christian Thought|
|Varieties of Belief|
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)