What is the nature of political obligation? What is the role of reason in the modern world? Seek your own answers to big questions about the human condition. Hone your critical thinking and communication skills.
About the Program
The philosophy minor at Mills will immerse you in fundamental concerns about the nature of reality, knowledge, values, faith, and beauty, among other topics. In the process, you’ll learn to read challenging texts critically, analyze problems, construct well-reasoned arguments, and express yourself powerfully in speech and writing. In small, lively classes where debate is embraced, you’ll join an ongoing conversation that stretches back to Plato and Aristotle. As you use the reasoning developed by philosophers like Kierkegaard, Kant, and Hume, you’ll gain the confidence to refine your own beliefs and values.
Course offerings range from logic and metaphysics to Chinese philosophy, existentialism, and environmental ethics. Professors dedicated to your success will help you customize the minor so it reflects the interests you’re passionate about and complements your major. The knowledge and analytical skills you gain will help prepare you for a career in law, business, teaching, medicine, journalism, and public administration and for graduate study in literature. View our program details for in-depth information on the philosophy minor.
Courses You Could Take
Early Modern Philosophy
Intro to Philosophy
Language, Meaning & Understanding