Philosophy

Course Offerings

 

PHIL 3 Logic in Practice

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Analysis of language as an instrument of sound thinking in morals, politics and everyday life. Assists students to analyze an argument, avoid faulty conclusions in reasoning, understand levels of meaning and kinds of arguments, avoid verbal pitfalls, understand the steps of scientific methods and identify value assumptions.

 

PHIL 3H Logic in Practice Honors

  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

The analysis of language as an instrument of sound thinking in morals, politics and everyday life. Assists students to analyze an argument, avoid faulty conclusions in reasoning, understand levels of meaning and kinds of arguments, avoid verbal pitfalls, understand the steps of scientific methods and identify value assumptions. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 3 and PHIL 3H.

 

PHIL 5 Introduction to Philosophy

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Issues in ethics, social philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and contemporary philosophies of life.

 

PHIL 5H Introduction to Philosophy – Honors

  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Issues in ethics, social philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and contemporary philosophies of life. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 5 and PHIL 5H.

 

PHIL 8 Critical Thinking

Effective use of critical thinking in contemporary living, including recognizing faulty arguments, the usefulness of validity and truth, identifying and avoiding common fallacies in thinking.

 

PHIL 9 Critical Analysis

  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH

Function and use of formal and informal logic, argument, critical evaluation, and language in written composition.

 

PHIL 12 Ethics

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Critical analysis of empirical and normative factors involved in choice, including an examination of major ethical theories and their application to the study of moral problems.

 

PHIL 12H Ethics – Honors

  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Critical analysis of empirical and normative factors involved in choice, including an examination of major ethical theories and their application to the study of moral problems. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 12 and PHIL 12H.

 

PHIL 15 Major World Religions

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

History, doctrines, and practices of the world's major and enduring religions. Religion is approached as the expression of one's ultimate concern as a means of understanding the historic and ideological foundations and aspirations of the peoples of the world. The following (or more) religions are presented and examined both appreciatively and critically: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam including those of East Asia, India, and the Middle East. Off-campus assignments are required.

 

PHIL 15H Major World Religions – Honors

  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

History, doctrines, and practices of the world's major and enduring religions. Religion is approached as the expression of one's ultimate concern as a means of understanding the historic and ideological foundations and aspirations of the peoples of the world. The following (or more) religions are presented and examined both appreciatively and critically: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam including those of East Asia, India, and the Middle East. Off-campus assignments are required. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 15 and PHIL 15H.

 

PHIL 20A History of Western Philosophy

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Major western philosophers and philosophical ideas from pre-Socratic times to medieval times.

 

PHIL 20B History of Western Philosophy

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Major western philosophy and philosophical ideas from the Renaissance to the present.

 

 

 

 

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