Philosophy and Law Minor

For information, contact the Department of Philosophy, 212 Hall Auditorium, 513-529-2440.

This minor offers students not majoring in philosophy the opportunity to explore key features of legal reasoning and the philosophy of law, and to connect these to broader themes in social and political theory. The minor will provide students with intellectual skills (critical reading, identifying and developing arguments, written and oral communication) necessary for the study of law, and will acquaint students with foundational philosophical concepts operative in the law and legal institutions (such as liberty, equality, rights, and responsibility). Students wishing to sign up for the minor should register their interest with the lead departmental advisor. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor, and courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no credit. Students may only receive credit for one minor in the Department of Philosophy.

Program requirements

Required courses:
PHL 273Formal Logic4
PHL 335Philosophy of Law4
Select one of the following:3
Society and the Individual
Theories of Human Nature
Introduction to Ethics
Select two courses from the following:9
Science and Culture
Informal Logic
Ancient Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Ethical Theory
Contemporary Moral Problems
Being and Knowing
Political Philosophy
Feminist Theory
Symbolic Logic
Environmental Philosophy
Select one course at the 400 level:
19th Century Philosophy
What is Philosophy?
Special Topics
Advanced Ethical Theories
Seminar in Twentieth Century Philosophy
Seminar in Ancient or Medieval Philosophy
Seminar in Modern Philosophy
Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy
Political Philosophy Seminar
Advanced Aesthetics
Philosophy of Mind
Total Credit Hours20