Interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge (Minor)

Minor in Interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge

Advisory Board:

Jacqueline Fewkes
Ashley Kennedy-Graham
Daniel White

Objectives

  • To provide interdisciplinary insight into the theoretical foundations of and methodological approaches to knowledge in various disciplines in the arts & sciences;
  • To allow students in a given concentration to consider the knowledge they acquire therein from the perspectives of other disciplines;
  • To build skills in critical thinking and writing across the curriculum;
  • To enhance the theoretical literacy and coherence of Honors Theses across the disciplines.

Requirements: 15 hours required, from the courses listed below - the 15 credit hours do not include prerequisites that may be needed for some courses. Students should consult the Honors College course catalog for prerequisite information.
Effective Fall 2015: PHI 3363 Honors Theory of Knowledge is required for the minor. In addition, students must take at least one 3-credit course from the AH or Philosophy listings below, one from the SS listings, and one from the NS listings.
Prior to Fall 2015: one 3-credit course from the Philosophy course listings is required, in addition to one 3-credit course from each of the AH, SS, and NS listings.
Of the 15 credits taken for this minor, no more than 3 may be counted also towards the student's concentration(s).

Philosophy Courses in Theory of Knowledge 
Course Number Course Name Credits
PHI 3363 Honors Theory of Knowledge 3
PHI 2361 Honors Ways of Knowing 3
PHI 3930 or 4930 Honors Knowledge and Reality, or other Epistemology & Metaphysics courses 3
PHI 4804 Honors Critical Theory & Practice 3
PHI 3930 or 4930 Honors Scientific Method or other courses in Philosophy of Science 3
IDS 3932 Honors Consilience: Biology & Philosophy 3
Faculty teaching the courses in this section should require each student enrolled in the minor to write a paper, focused on the individual s program, demonstrating competence in interdivisional theory of knowledge.
Arts & Humanities (AH) (at least one 3-credit course)
Course # Course Name Credits
ARH 4811 Honors Methods
and Approaches in Art History
3
EUH 3604 Honors European Intellectual History I 3
EUH 3607 Honors European Intellectual History II 3
EUH 3618 Honors Sense of Place Across Time 3
HIS 3152 Honors Historiography:
Methods & Theory
3
HUM 3320 Honors Contemporary Multicultural Studies 3
IDS 4933 Honors
Phenomenology & Existentialism
3
LIT 3361 Honors Postmodern Literature 3
PHH 3100 Honors Ancient Greek Philosophy 3
PHH 3150 Honors Greek & Roman Philosophy 3
PHH 3400 Honors History of Modern Philosophy I 3
PHH 3442 Honors History of Modern Philosophy II 3
PHI 3704 Honors Philosophy of Religion 3
PHI 3882 Honors Philosophy of Literature 3
PHI 4930 Living Doubt: American Pragmatism 3
 
Social Sciences (SS) (at least one 3-credit course)
Course # Course Name Credits
ANT 4417 Honors Theory in Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 4418 Honors Research Methods in Anthropology 3
ANT 4930 Honors Visual Ethnography 3
ECO 3303 Honors History of Economic Thought* 3
ECO 4421 Honors Intro to Econometrics* 3
POS 3734 Honors Research Methods
in Political Science
3
POT 3021 Honors History of Political Theory 3
PSY 3213 Honors Research Methods
in Psychology**
3
WST 4504 Honors Feminist Theory 3
* Has a required or recommended prereq; check course catalog for details.
** PSY 3213 may be taken as a credit under Natural Science instead of Social Science.
Natural Sciences (NS) (at least one 3-credit course)
Course # Course Name Credits
PCB 4024 Honors Molecular Cell Biology* 3
BSC 4930 Honors Cell Biology* 3
EXP 3202 Honors Sensation and Perception* 3
EXP 3604 Honors Cognition* 3
* Has a required or recommended prereq; check course catalog for details.

* Approved 10/26/07; Updated 3/13/2015



Last Modified 5/11/15