Minor in Philosophy
See Program Requirements
The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum) required for the minor: 15
Students who wish to pursue a minor in philosophy are required to take five courses. Four of them must be beyond the 100-level and two of them must be at the 300-level.
Philosophy of Law Guest Lecturers
Professor of Philosophy Robert Loudon has lined up a series of guest lectures in his Philosophy of Law (PHI 260) class for the Fall 2015 semester. All USM students of philosophy and law are welcome to attend these lectures.
Tuesday, November 10th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502, Portland Campus
Alexander F. McCann, Esq. will be the Guest Lecturer in Professor Robert Louden’s Philosophy of Law class on November 10th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502. A 1986 graduate of USM (B.A. in philosophy), McCann has a successful law practice in Portland.
Thursday, November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502, Portland Campus
Robert J. Ruffner, Esq. will be the Guest Lecturer in Professor Robert Louden’s Philosophy of Law class on November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502. Ruffner, a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense, is a 1996 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Mr. Ruffner began practicing in Maine in 1999 as a Domestic Violence prosecutor with the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. He then joined the litigation firm of Friedman Babcock & Gaythwaite where he practiced insurance and criminal defense. Ruffner formed his own practice in 2001 to focus on Criminal Defense.