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, October 6 at 2:45 PM in Luther Bonney #502, Portland Campus
The Hon. James B. Haines, Jr. will be the Guest Lecturer in Professor Robert Louden's Philosophy of Law class on October 6 at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502. Judge Haines is the Libra Visiting Professor at the University of Maine School of Law. Before joining the College, Haines served on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine for nearly 25 years. He was Chief Judge of this court from 1997 to 2004 and 2011 to 2013. Judge Haines also served on the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit from 1996 to 2014.
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.