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Minor in Philosophy

 

​Introduction

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.

Eligibility

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

 
Requirements
 

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

A: Core​ ​B: Elective
TOTAL
(AUs)​
6​ 9​ 15​
2 Courses​ 3 Courses​
 
  • Out of the FIVE (5) courses, students must complete TWO (2) compulsory courses, with the remaining THREE (3) courses 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 Symbolic Logic (3 AUs)  [Previous title - Logic and Paradoxes] OR HY8002 Logic and Critical Thinking (3 AUs)
 
 
B: Electives (9 AUs)

  • HY2003 Chinese Philosophy (3 AUs)
  • HY2004 Indian Philosophy (3 AUs)
  • HY2005 Political Philosophy (3 AUs)  [Previous title - Justice, Society and the State]
  • HY2008 Environmental Ethics (3 AUs)
  • HY2010 Ancient Philosophy (3 AUs)  [Previous title - Ancient Philosophy: The Examined Life]
  • HY2012 Early Modern Philosophy (3 AUs)  [Previous title - Modern Philosophy: Reason and Experience]
  • HY2014 Love (3 AUs)
  • HY2015 Happiness (3 AUs)  [New title - Philosophy of Well-Being, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards]
  • HY2016 Friendship (3 AUs)
  • HY2017 Philosophy of Film (3 AUs)
  • HY3001 Existentialism (3 AUs)  [Previous title - Existentialism: Freedom, Being, Death]
  • HY3003 World Religions (3 AUs)
  • HY3004 Reason and Faith (3 AUs)
  • HY3005 Great Ideas and Innovations (3 AUs)
  • HY3010 Philosophy of Science (3 AUs)
  • HY3011 Philosophy of Mind (3 AUs)  [Previous title - Minds and Machines]
  • HY3012 Philosophy of Technology (3 AUs)
  • HY3014 19th Century Continental Philosophy (3 AUs)
  • HY3015 20th Century Continental Philosophy (3 AUs)
  • HY3017 Philosophy and Music (3 AUs)
  • HY3018 Epistemology (3 AUs)
  • HY3019 Consequentialism (3 AUs) [New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards]
  • HY3020 Deontology (3 AUs) [New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards]
  • HY3024 Virtue Ethics (3 AUs)
  • HY4002 Knowledge and Reality (4 AUs)
  • HY4003 Advanced Epistemology (4 AUs)
  • HY4005 History of Analytic Philosophy (4 AUs)
  • HY4006 Philosophy of Physics (4 AUs)
  • HY4007 Aesthetics (4 AUs)  [Previous title - Art and Beauty]
  • HY4008 Advanced Moral Philosophy (4 AUs) [New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards]
  • HY4009 Value Theory (4 AUs) [New course, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards]
  • HY4011 Moral Psychology (4 AUs)
  • HY4013 Language and Being (4 AUs)  [New title - Philosophy of Language, take effect from AY2019-20 Sem 2 onwards]
  • HY4015 Philosophical Methodologies (4 AUs)
  • HY4021 Practical Rationality (4 AUs)
  • HY4023 Metaethics (4 AUs)
  • HY4024 Metaphysics (4 AUs)
  • HY4025 Ethics and Public Policy (4 AUs)
  • HY4037 Kant (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)
  • HY4114 Special Topics in Logic (4 AUs)
  • HY4115 Special Topics in Buddhist Philosophy (4 AUs)
  • HY4116 Phenomenology (4 AUs)
  • HY4120 Special Topics in Philosophy of Science II (4 AUs)
  • HY4121 Special Topics in Ethics II (4 AUs)
  • HY4122 Special Topics in Philosophy II (4 AUs)
  • HY4123 Special Topics in Chinese Philosophy II (4 AUs)
  • HY4124 Special Topics in Logic II (4 AUs)
  • HY4130 Special Topics in Philosophy of Science III (4 AUs)
  • HY4131 Special Topics in Ethics III (4 AUs)
  • HY4132 Special Topics in Philosophy III (4 AUs)
  • HY4133 Special Topics Chinese Philosophy III (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​.​​
 
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