Requirements: Critical Theory Minor


(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)
Two courses from the following:
Course Number Course Name
PL1200 History of Philosophy II: from Renaissance to Modern
PL2071 The Critique of Political Economy: from Adam Smith to Karl Marx
PL2072 Genealogies of the Subject: Freud and Nietzsche
Three courses from the following:
Course Number Course Name
CM3052 Rhetoric and Persuasion
PL/FM2095 Philosophy and Film
PL/AH3074 The Philosophy of Aesthetics
PL/PO3076 Philosophical and Political Modernity: Kant, Hegel, and Beyond
PL3079 Modern Critical Theory
CL/GS2006 Contemporary Feminist Theory
CL2085 Literary Theory and Criticism
CL3081 Postcolonial Literatures and Theory



Minors must be completed at the same time as the BA or BS degree. No more than 8 credits from courses taken outside AUP may be applied towards a minor, and these courses must be specifically accepted by the department supervising the minor. In exceptional circumstances, a department may authorize a limited substitution for courses identified as minor requirements in the list above. All courses counting in a minor must be completed with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, with no individual grade lower than “C-.”

Courses taken to satisfy requirements for a minor must include at least three courses which are not being applied towards a major or towards another minor. Courses taken to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, including FirstBridge courses, may be applied towards a minor. Minors do not appear on diplomas but are noted on students' transcripts. A self-designed minor is an option for students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; the student and her or his advisor design these minors.