The philosophy minor develops students’ natural reasoning. It also introduces students to the unanswered questions of the Western, Middle Eastern and Eastern traditions of wisdom.
Students enrolling in the philosophy minor should have normally completed a minimum of 30 credits of course work and be in good academic standing.
The following rules apply:
The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including at least nine credits in courses at or above the 300 level.
At least nine credits of the 18 credits required for the minor must be taken in residence at AUS.
At least six credits of the nine credits at or above the 300 level must be taken in residence at AUS.
A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in courses completed to satisfy the minor.
Students seeking a minor in philosophy must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.
Minor Requirements (9 credits)
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 202 Introduction to Islamic Philosophy
one of the following:
PHI 204 Ethics for Professionals
PHI 206 Ethics and Information Technology
CMP 235 Ethics for Computing and Information Technology
Minor Electives (minimum of 9 credits)
Students must successfully complete a minimum of nine credits in courses selected from the following list:
ARA 402 Qur’anic Studies
INS 350 Moot Court
PHI 303 Political Philosophy
PHI 304 Themes in Western Thought
PHI 305 Advanced Social Political Philosophy
PHI 306 Philosophy of Law
PHI 309 Ethics and the Environment
PHI 310 Islamic Political Philosophy
PSY 305 Cognitive Psychology
any approved special topic courses at the 300 level or above. Consult the online course catalog or the online class schedule accessible via the AUS student information system to verify course classifications.