Study Plan of Minor in Philosophy (PYM14) after year 2014

Last updated:08 Aug 2018

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
New Course CodeOld Course CodeCourseCredits
PHIL1000PHIY100Western Philosophy: An Introduction3
PHIL1001PHIY101Asian Philosophy: An Introduction3
PHIL1002PHIY102Introduction to Logic3
Choose three courses from the following:
Course CodeCourseCredits
PHIL1003PHIY103Ancient and Medieval European Philosophy3
PHIL1004PHIY104Modern Western Philosophy3
PHIL1005PHIY105Contemporary Western Philosophy3
PHIL1006PHIY106The History of Chinese Philosophy3
PHIL1007PHIY107Buddhist Philosophy3
PHIL1008PHIY108Comparative Ethics3
PHIL1009PHIY109Human Rights and Cultural Values3
PHIL1011PHIY111Philosophy of Mind3
PHIL1012PHIY112Political Philosophy3
PHIL1014PHIY114Special Topics in Philosophy3
PHIL1015PHIY115Daoist Philosophy3
PHIL1016PHIY116Mass Media Philosophy3
PHIL1017PHIY117Philosophy of Language3
PHIL3000PHIY210Philosophy and Film3
Minimum Credits18