Minor in Philosophy (PYM11)

Last updated:18 Feb 2016


Program Objectives

The minor in philosophy is designed to offer students the opportunity to receive rigorous academic training in the three major areas of philosophical inquiry, i.e., the history of philosophy, practical inquiry into issues of ethics and politics, and theoretical inquiry into issues of knowledge, mind, and reality. In view of the unique historical legacy of Macao, the proposed program will place a particular emphasis on comparative themes, especially the philosophical dialogues between the Western and Eastern traditions.

Requirements for the Minor

The minimum GPA requirements for application for this Minor should follow the GPA requirements as stipulated in the “General Regulations for Minor”: A student who wishes to declare a minor should achieve accumulative GPA not less than 2.0 (Grade C). In order to ensure that all minors are familiar with the breadth of philosophical inquiry, students who intend to pursue a minor in philosophy must take a minimum of six 3-credit courses from the list below.

Study Plan

Core Courses
Course CodeCourseCredits
PHIY100Western Philosophy: An Introduction3
PHIY101Asian Philosophy: An Introduction3
PHIY102Introduction To Logic3
Choose three courses from the following:
Course CodeCourseCredits

Ancient And Medieval European Philosophy

Ancient And Medieval Western Philosophy


Modern Western Philosophy

Modern European Philosophy


Contemporary Western Philosophy

Contemporary Philosophy In The West

PHIY106The History Of Chinese Philosophy3
PHIY107Buddhist Philosophy3
PHIY108Comparative Ethics3
PHIY109Human Rights And Cultural Values3
PHIY111Philosophy Of Mind
Learning, Memory, And Cognition

Introduction To Political Theory

Western Political Thought

Minimum Credits18

*Applicable for students admitted the minor programme from the second semester of academic year 2011/2012 onwards.