Minor in Philosophy



A Minor in Philosophy will give students in various disciplines an opportunity to engage in the study of philosophy. This will help them develop critical thinking, reflective consciousness, and other transferable skills, which can strengthen their disciplinary studies and enable them to better adapt to changing circumstances of the world.


The Minor in Philosophy is open to all students in NTU.


Students are required to read at least FIVE (5) courses with at least 15 AUs.

A: Core​ ​B: Elective
6​ 9​ 15​
2 Courses​ 3 Courses​
  • Out of the FIVE (5) courses, students must complete at TWO (2) compulsory courses, with the remaining to be selected from the list of electives.
Refer below for the list of courses:
A: Core Courses (6 AUs)
  • HY1001 Introduction to Philosophy (3 AUs)
  • HY1002 Logic and Paradoxes (3 AUs) OR HY8002 Logic and Critical Thinking (3 AUs)
B: Electives (9 AUs)
    • HY2002 Moral Philosophy (3 AUs)
    • HY2003 Chinese Philosophy (3 AUs)
    • HY2005 Justice, Society, and the State (3 AUs)
    • HY2008 Environmental Ethics (3 AUs)
    • HY2010 Ancient Philosophy: The Examined Life (3 AUs)
    • HY2012 Modern Philosophy: Reason and Experience (3 AUs)
    • HY3001 Existentialism: Freedom, Being, Death (3 AUs)
    • HY3003 World Religions (3 AUs)
    • HY3004 Reason and Faith (3 AUs)​
    • HY3010 Philosophy of Science (3 AUs)
    • HY3011 Minds and Machines (3 AUs)
    • HY4002 Knowledge and Reality (4 AUs)
    • HY4110 Special Topics in Philosophy of Science (4 AUs)
    • HY4111 Special Topics in Ethics (4 AUs)
    • HY4112 Special Topics in Philosophy (4 AUs)
    • HY4113 Special Topics in Chinese Philosophy (4 AUs)
    Important notes to Minor students
    • All Philosophy core courses must be completed in NTU.
    • All Minor must be registered as GER-Unrestricted Electives.
    • Students need to indicate their wish to undertake Minor in Philosophy at any time during their four-year degree programme​.​​