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Students minoring in Philosophy at Marietta take courses covering four branches of philosophy: logic, aesthetics, ethics, and metaphysics/epistemology.
Requirements for a minor in Philosophy.
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What You'll Learn Minoring in Philosophy

Class sizes are small and consist largely of discussion, so students can discuss and explore philosophical issues with other students and the professor. 

Since some of our faculty have been trained in what is called the "analytic" tradition, and others in the "continental" tradition, students can learn two very different approaches to philosophy. The Philosophy Club also provides lively discussions, ranging on topics from the lyrics of music to the existence of things outside the material world.

Philosophy majors are well prepared for law school and other graduate programs. In fact, Philosophy majors nationwide score the highest of any major on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Currently, graduates of Marietta's Philosophy program are pursuing advanced degrees in law, philosophy, and psychology.

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Why should I minor in Philosophy?

You should minor in Philosophy because you find it interesting and minoring in it will help you to achieve your goals. That is, you should minor in Philosophy because it is both intrinsically and instrumentally valuable.

What exactly is Philosophy?

Philosophy is the academic discipline devoted to the systematic study of questions through the use of conceptual analysis and logic. Conceptual analysis is when one attempts to clarify a vague or difficult concept. 

What are the major areas of Philosophy?

There are four major areas of philosophy — Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, and Logic — and four major historical time periods — Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary.

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