The Philosophy minor allows students to explore questions about knowledge, value, meaning, and reality, and to develop and improve their capacities for analysis, reflection, careful reading, and clear writing. It includes courses in the history of philosophy, in philosophical approaches to race, gender, and sexuality, and in philosophical methods, and it has room for two elective courses in philosophy. It offers the student a more wide-ranging set of courses than our other minor (the Practical Ethics minor). This minor can complement a degree in virtually any field. Up to 9 credits can be transferred into the minor from another college or university.