North Dakota State University offers students a Philosophy curriculum which may be approached either as an interdisciplinary Philosophy minor or a Philosophy-humanities major or minor.
People have always had questions about the world in which they live. Whether these questions are about truth, beauty and goodness, or about whether life has any meaning, people find questions to ask. Over the centuries, many minds have addressed these questions. By means of dialogue, intuition, logic and critical thought, Philosophers have created pathways to wisdom and an understanding of the human condition.
John Helgeland, Emeritus
Phi Sigma Tau / Philosophy Club
The Philosophy-Humanities Major and Minor
The Philosophy-Humanities major consists of 30 semester credits. Of these, the 24 credits below are required. Nine elective credits, which can be independent studies, complete the major.
The Philosophy-Humanities minor consists of 21 semester credits: the fifteen listed below and six elective credits from the elective Philosophy courses, including independent studies.
The major and minor curriculum guides can be found here.
Independent study may be pursued by students wanting to read on a special Philosophical topic (e.g., aesthetics) or read the work of a particular Philosopher. To initiate independent study, students must contact a member of the faculty listed above.
The interdisciplinary minor consists of 21 semester credits. Of these, 15 credits must be taken from the core Philosophy courses and six credits selected from additional core, elective interdisciplinary or elective Philosophy courses. It is strongly suggested that the courses in categories I and II below be taken as prerequisites to other core courses.
For Further Information:
Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Dakota State University
422 Minard Hall
Fargo, ND 58102
Telephone: (701) 231-8654
Fax: (701) 231-1047