Philosophy - Major and Minor

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Students in philosophy evaluate principles of conduct, develop standards of evidence, and learn methods for resolving conflicts and appraising arguments. Trinity's Department of Philosophy prepares students to pursue the Ph.D. in philosophy or other advanced degrees in related disciplines.

The curriculum covers traditional areas of philosophy such as metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and aesthetics. It also offers courses that are not commonly found in undergraduate philosophy departments, such as Hellenistic Philosophy, Pragmatism, Philosophy of Culture, Non-Classical Logics, and Biomedical Ethics.

Many students who major in philosophy also major in other disciplines, including English, classical studies, psychology, computer science, and chemistry.

The department offers five minors requiring 18 hours of course work in the areas of ethics, the philosophy of art, cognitive studies, and the philosophy of history.