Mind – Brain Concentration

The Mind – Brain Concentration is designed for students who are interested in philosophical questions about thought, consciousness, knowledge, and the relationship between the mind and the physical world. Students in psychology, communication, English, computer science, and anthropology will find that the Mind – Brain Concentration makes philosophy an attractive minor or second major.

Completion of the Mind – Brain Major Concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.

For more information about the Mind – Brain Concentration, contact Professor Chase Wrenn, chase.wrenn@ua.edu.

Course Requirements

Descriptions of the following courses are available in the UA Undergraduate Catalog. If you would like more information about how a course will be taught by a particular instructor or in a specific semester, visit the courses page of this website.

Requirements for Completing the Major Concentration:

  • PHL 195 or PHL 106: Introduction to Deductive Logic
  • PHL 260: Mind and Nature
  • Take any four of the following:
    • PHL 360: Philosophy of Mind
    • PHL 362: Language, Mind and Reality
    • PHL 364: Philosophy of Cognitive Science
    • PHL 366: Metaphysics
    • PHL 370: Epistemology
    • PHL 387: Evolution and Philosophy
    • PHL 462 Neural Basis of Consciousness
    • Other designated upper level PHL courses
  • PHL 211: Ancient Philosophy
  • PHL 212: Early Modern Philosophy
  • Any additional six hours of PHL courses that include at least one Value course.

Requirements for Completing the Minor Concentration:

  • PHL 195 or PHL 106: Introduction to Deductive Logic
  • PHL 260: Mind and Nature
  • Take any four of the following:
    • PHL 360: Philosophy of Mind
    • PHL 362: Language, Mind and Reality
    • PHL 364: Philosophy of Cognitive Science
    • PHL 366: Metaphysics
    • PHL 370: Epistemology
    • PHL 387: Evolution and Philosophy
    • PHL 462 Neural Basis of Consciousness

*A concentrated minor does not appear on the transcript; however, the department can provide documentation stating the completion upon request.