Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    18 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 18
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC

Biola's philosophy minor will challenge you to think deeply about humanity's most enduring questions: What is real? What can we know? How should we treat on another? In the process, you will gain practical skills that prepare you for a broad range of career and graduate programs.


Courses

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

A general introduction to logic covering both deductive and inductive inference, and the analysis of arguments in ordinary language. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
A study of 1) some common types of philosophical arguments and 2) a set of skills necessary for good philosophical writing. Grade Mode: A.
An introduction to the philosophical concept of practical wisdom, incorporating a survey of the wisdom traditions and special attention to the tradition of Christian wisdom rooted in the teachings of Jesus. Grade Mode: A.
A seminar designed to assist its members in practical application of insights from PHIL 230. Grade Mode: A.

Elective Courses

The history of philosophy in the West from the Pre-Socratics through the Neo-Platonists. In contrast to 211, the lower-division course which covers the same period, this course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. Grade Mode: A.
The history and philosophy in the West from Augustine to William of Occam, with special emphasis upon Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. In contrast to 212, the lower-division course which covers the same period, this course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. Grade Mode: A.
The history of philosophy in the West from the Renaissance through the 18th century. In contrast to 213, the lower-division course which covers the same period, this course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. Grade Mode: A.
An examination of topics in the philosophy of religion such as traditional arguments for the existence of God, religious epistemology, the problem of evil, and religious pluralism. Grade Mode: A.
A critical examination of 1) selected metaphysical topics and problems and 2) the nature and scope of human knowledge. Grade Mode: A.