Ethics, Society, and Culture

(18 semester hours)


The Minor in Ethics, Society, and Culture is a good choice for students interested in thinking about ethics, politics, aesthetics, culture, and questions about value and the meaning of living in a human world with others. This minor is a particularly good choice for students with interest in Medical School and/or Law School.

The department occasionally offers courses in special topics appropriate to this minor. These may be substituted by petition for any of the courses listed in the second group of program requirements below (see "any four (4) of the following").

Any one (1) of the following:

  • PHL 103 - Society and the Individual
  • PHL 105 - Theories of Human Nature
  • PHL 131 - Problems of Moral and Social Values

and any four (4) of the following:

  • PHL 241 - Philosophy of Art
  • PHL 311 - Ethical Theory
  • PHL 312 - Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHL 331 - Political Philosophy
  • PHL 335 - Philosophy of Law
  • PHL 355 - Feminist Theory
  • PHL 360.A - Confronting Death
  • PHL 375 - Moral Issues in Health Care
  • PHL 376 - Environmental Philosophy
  • PHL 411 - Advanced Ethical Theories
  • PHL 459 - Political Philosophy
  • PHL 470 - Advanced Aesthetics


A minimum 2.0 g.p.a. is required for all courses in this minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental adviser.


Department of Philosophy
212 Hall Auditorium
Oxford, OH 45056