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    PHILOSOPHY MINOR PLAN

    Philosophy is a basic field of inquiry that is neither part of nor reducible to any other discipline. Philosophers explore ideas, questions, issues, and problems that arise from the entire spectrum of human experiences. Philosophy courses deal with fundamental issues concerning the nature of morality and the good life, methods of correct reasoning, the nature of knowledge and reality, aesthetics, and the foundations needed for a good society. In addition to courses dealing explicitly with those issues, courses are also offered that survey the history of western philosophy in light of these issues.

    As a discipline central to a liberal arts education, philosophy seeks to develop students' skills and knowledge, preparing them for life as a whole. Hence it fosters critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills that are relevant to any subject matter. The philosophy minor complements any major field of study that demands higher order thinking skills and the ability to understand and assess complex and competing points of view.

    PHILOSOPHY MINOR - 18 UNITS
    1. PHILSPHY 251
    2. PHILSPHY 261 OR PHILSPHY 245
    3. PHILSPHY 341 OR PHILSPHY 342 OR PHILSPHY 346 OR PHILSPHY 347
    4. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM PHILOSOPHY COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400
    5. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM PHILOSOPHY DEPT WHICH MAY INCLUDE INTRAUNV 246 AND RELIGST 301

    PHILOSOPHY EDUCATION EMPHASIS/MINOR - 22 UNITS
    1. PHILSPHY 251
    2. PHILSPHY 245 OR PHILSPHY 261
    3. PHILSPHY 341 OR PHILSPHY 342 OR PHILSPHY 346 OR PHILSPHY 347
    4. SELECT 10 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM PHILOSOPHY DEPT WHICH MAY INCLUDE INTRAUNV 246 AND RELIGST 201
    5. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM PHILOSOPHY COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400 WHICH MAY INCLUDE RELIGST 303 OR RELIGST 330


    WORLD RELIGIONS MINOR PLAN

    MINOR - 21 UNITS
    1. RELIGST 211, RELIGST 212, RELIGST 301
    2. SELECT 12 UNITS OF ELECTIVE COURSES TO COMPLETE A TOTAL OF 21 UNITS. AT LEAST SIX OF THE 12 ELECTIVE UNITS MUST BE IN 300/400 LEVEL COURSES AND AT LEAST SIX OF THE 12 ELECTIVE UNITS MUST BE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES: RELIGST 135, RELIGST 252, RELIGST 302, RELIGST 303, RELIGST 304, RELIGST 330, RELIGST 351, RELIGST 353, RELIGST 355, RELIGST 388/588

    ADDITIONAL APPROVED ELECTIVE COURSES IN OTHER DISCIPLINES: (Note that a cross-listed course - marked with an asterisk - can be taken either as a Religious Studies course or as a course in another discipline, but no more that six units taken in other disciplines will count toward the minor) ARTHIST 201, ENGLISH 252*, HISTRY 130, HISTRY 135*, HISTRY 342, HISTRY 353, HISTRY 355, HISTRY 363, PHILSPHY 341,
    SOCIOLGY 353*, SOCIOLGY 388/588*, RELIGST 365

    ADDITIONAL COURSES DEALING WITH SELECTED ASPECTS OF RELIGION MAY BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR AS ELECTIVES IN THIS MINOR. PLEASE CONSULT WITH THE DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON BEFORE TAKING COURSES NOT ON THE ABOVE APPROVED LIST.

    Liberal Studies Major Plan

    General Requirements

    College of Letters and Sciences BS Degree Requirements
    Units required: 9.00

    1. Select a 4-5 credit laboratory science course. This course must be from a different discipline than the lab science course used in Area 2, University Requirements, Quantitative and Technical Reasoning. (1 course)
    2. Select 5 units of Math beyond 141 or 3 units of Computer Science and 3 units of Math beyond 141. (1-2 courses)

    Liberal Studies Major - With No Minor
    GPA required: 2.000
    Units required: 54.00

    1. LSINDP 201 (Satisfies Computer Proficiency) (3 units)
    2. Ethics courses: (3 units)
      BIOLOGY 247, INTRAUNV 246, PHILSPHY 261, PHILSPHY 245, PHILSPHY 247,
      PHILSPHY 248
    3. Creative Expression Skills: (3 units)
      PHILSPHY 271, THEATRE, ARTSTDIO, DANCE, ENGLISH 274, ENGLISH 373, ENGLISH 375, ENGLISH 376, ENGLISH 377, ENGLISH 479, MUSC 151, MUSC 153, MUSC 161, MUSC 162, MUSC 164, MUSC 166, MUSC 169, MUSC 171, MUSC 175, MUSC 177, MUSC 186, MUSC 187, MUSC 188, MUSC 189, MUSC 269, MUSC 271, MUSC 272, MUSC 279, MUSC 383, MUSC 452, MUSC 453, MUSC 457, MUSC 458, MUSC 459
      (The following courses may not count towards this requirement: ARTSTDIO 180, THEATRE 100, THEATRE 346, THEATRE 361-364, THEATRE 345-346, THEATRE 471-472, THEATRE 478, and DANCE 110)
    4. Analytical/Research Skills: (3 units)
      BIOLOGY 303, ENGLISH 271, ENGLISH 370, ENGLISH 372, HISTRY 200, MATH 230, MATH 231, MATH 243, MATH 250, MATH 253, PHILSPHY 251, POLISCI 301, PSYCH 215, PSYCH 216, SOCIOLGY 476, SPEECH 344, SPEECH 345
    5. Oral Communication Skills: (3 units)
      SPEECH 228, SPEECH 240, SPEECH 242, SPEECH 328, SPEECH 420, SPEECH 424
    6. Select 3-9 units from Western Cultural Heritage courses: (3 units)
      ENGLISH 420, ENGLISH 463, HISTRY 154, HISTRY 155, HISTRY 351, HISTRY 451, HISTRY 452, HISTRY 355, HISTRY 375, ENGLISH 416, MUSC 245, MUSC 246, MUSC 140, PHILSPHY 341, PHILSPHY 342, PHILSPHY 365, POLISCI 411, RELIGST 212, ARTHIST 316, ECON 404, ENGLISH 206, ENGLISH 251, ENGLISH 252, ENGLISH 315, ENGLISH 321, ENGLISH 401, ENGLISH 402, ENGLISH 404, ENGLISH 405, ENGLISH 412, ENGLISH 414, ARTHIST 201, ARTHIST 202, ARTHIST 305, ARTHIST 311, ARTHIST 312, ARTHIST 313, ARTHIST 314, ARTHIST 315, RELIGST 252, RELIGST 355, SPEECH 359, THEATRE 345, THEATRE 454, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472
    7. Select 3 units from LSINDP 499: Senior Thesis (3 units)
      (This course fulfills the writing requirement.)
    8. Contemporary Culture: (3 units)
      ANTHROPL 324, ENGLISH 323, ENGLISH 324, AFRIAMR 397, ARTHIST 317, ARTHIST 318, ARTHIST 319, CHICANO 201, ENGLISH 216, ENGLISH 263, ENGLISH 346, ENGLISH 347, ENGLISH 360, ENGLISH 464, HISTRY 326, HISTRY 352, HISTRY 394, HISTRY 460, MUSC 247, PHILSPHY 345, PHILSPHY 390, POLISCI 315, POLISCI 357, POLISCI 412, POLISCI 446, RACEETH 380, RELIGST 201, SOCIOLGY 312, SPEECH 232, SPEECH 305, SPEECH 326, SPEECH 339, THEATRE 346, THEATRE 478
    9. Individual and Society: (3 units)
      ANTHROPL 218, AFRIAMR 270, AFRIAMR 392, ENGLISH 264, ENGLISH 360, GEOGRPY 230, PHILSPHY 281, POLISCI 356, POLISCI 414, PSYCH 202, PSYCH 304, PSYCH 331, PSYCH 332, PSYCH 345, PSYCH 355, RELIGST 330, RELIGST 353, SOCIOLGY 250, SOCIOLGY 252, SOCIOLGY 265, SOCIOLGY 270, SOCIOLGY 276, SOCIOLGY 315, SOCIOLGY 330, SOCIOLGY 340, SOCIOLGY 345, SOCIOLGY 352, SOCIOLGY 355, SOCIOLGY 362, SOCIOLGY 370, SOCIOLGY 310, SOCIOLGY 351, SOCIOLGY 353, SOCIOLGY 356, SOCIOLGY 391, SOCIOLGY 392, SOCIOLGY 455, WOMENST 100, WOMENST 240, WOMENST 303, WOMENST 320, WOMENST 350, WOMENST 392
    10. Global Perspectives: (3 units)
      GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 363, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 368, HISTRY 342, HISTRY 343, HISTRY 346, HISTRY 347, HISTRY 360, HISTRY 371, HISTRY 372, POLISCI 340, POLISCI 350, POLISCI 351, POLISCI 352, POLISCI 463, POLISCI 464, RELIGST 388, SOCIOLGY 290, SOCIOLGY 385, SOCIOLGY 388, SOCIOLGY 391, WOMENST 464, SPANISH 200s, SPANISH 300s, SPANISH 400s, FRENCH 200s, FRENCH 300s, FRENCH 400s, GERMAN 200s, GERMAN 300s, GERMAN 400s, ANTHROPL 334, ECON 359, ECON 360, ECON 401, ECON 406, ECON 431, ENGLISH 322
    11. Non-Western Cultures or 491 Travel Study Abroad course approved by advisor - personalization required (3 units)
      SOCIOLGY 290, SOCIOLGY 350, ANTHROPL 324, ENGLISH 323, ENGLISH 324, GEOGRPY 368, HISTRY 130, HISTRY 131, HISTRY 340, HISTRY 432, HISTRY 433, HISTRY 434, POLISCI 460, POLISCI 461, POLISCI 471, POLISCI 472, RELIGST 211, RELIGST 303
    12. American Studies: (3 units)
      ENGLISH 342, ENGLISH 345, ENGLISH 348, ENGLISH 363, ENGLISH 368, ENGLISH 369, GEOGRPY 261, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 430, HISTRY 141, HISTRY 300, HISTRY 301, HISTRY 304, HISTRY 305, HISTRY 306, HISTRY 307, HISTRY 313, HISTRY 314, HISTRY 316, HISTRY 317, HISTRY 324, HISTRY 362, HISTRY 390, HISTRY 403, MUSC 143, MUSC 144, PHILSPHY 343, POLISCI 217, POLISCI 247, POLISCI 317, POLISCI 318, POLISCI 319, POLISCI 413, POLISCI 419, POLISCI 415, POLISCI 420, POLISCI 457, RELIGST 351, THEATRE 369, WOMENST 250, WOMENST 370, WOMENST 380, AFRIAMR 320, AFRIAMR 345, CHICANO 200, CHICANO 310, CHICANO 320, CHICANO 330, ENGLISH 200, ENGLISH 226, ENGLISH 236, ENGLISH 265, ENGLISH 341
    13. Science, Society, and the Environment: (3 units)
      PHILSPHY 291, SOCIOLGY 319, WOMENST 360, BIOLOGY, CHEM, GEOLGY ###, PHYSCS ###, ASTRONMY, ECON 471, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 252, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 452, HISTRY 165, HISTRY 190
    14. Select 15 units with advisor for the focus area, including 9 units at the 300/400 level personalization required. Major must include at least 15 units at the300/400 level in addition to those used in focus area. Courses may not be used in General University Requirements. (15 units)

    Milestones Completion

    1. Exit Interview

    Location

    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: lamkinn@uww.edu

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