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Minor in Philosophy

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Train Your Mind to Think Logically, Analytically and Creatively

With roots in both the ancient east and west, philosophy has the distinction of being the oldest academic discipline. At the same time, philosophers in the 21st century have a vital role in making sense of our ever-changing world. Philosophers today are engaged in cutting edge work about whether robots can think, the ethics of gene therapy, and the complicated ways in which identity is constructed in a multicultural society. Philosophy asks the big questions beginning with how we got here, and, even more importantly, where we are going. Whether investigating the realm of metaphysics or more practical concerns regarding business ethics, philosophy passionately seeks out the best arguments in pursuit of truth.

Philosophy and Career Preparation

By studying philosophy, you will develop your analytical thinking, problem solving, and knowledge of theoretical and practical ethics. Philosophy prepares you for careers in education, law, nonprofit or public administration, and business management. Beyond career preparation, studying philosophy promises to make us more reflective about our own lives as well as the world around us.

Students can concentrate in philosophy as part of either the bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities. Additionally, undergraduates across the university can elect a philosophy minor.

For more information about the philosophy minor, please contact Professor Daniel Silvermintz at silvermintz@uhcl.edu.



Degree Requirements

Learn more about classes to obtain the philosophy minor.

Philosophy Minor


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Minor in Philosophy Faculty

Michael Clody
Michael Clody

Michael Clody

Associate Professor of Literature,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3390
Email: clodymc@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.16

Michael Clody Faculty Bio

Keith Parsons
Keith Parsons

Keith Parsons

Professor of Philosophy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3361
Email: parsons@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.10

Keith Parsons Faculty Bio

Glenn Sanford
Glenn Sanford

Glenn M. Sanford

Dean,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3301
Email: sanford@uhcl.edu

Glenn M. Sanford Faculty Bio

Daniel Silvermintz
Daniel Silvermintz

Daniel Silvermintz

Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3326
Email: Silvermintz@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2529.02

Daniel Silvermintz Faculty Bio

Paul Wagner
Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner

Program Coordinator and Professor of Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3571
Email: wagner@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Paul Wagner Faculty Bio

Se Hyoung Yi
Se Hyoung Yi

Se Hyoung Yi

Assistant Professor of Political Science,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3476
Email: yi@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.09

Se Hyoung Yi Faculty Bio


Additional Information

The UHCL philosophy faculty have expertise across the history of philosophy, as well as in major fields within the discipline including the philosophy of science, political thought, ethics, and aesthetics.