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PHIL 3 Introduction to Logic

  • 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 Introduction to Logic 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 & Writing

  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH
  • Function and use of formal and informal logic, argument, critical evaluation, and language in written composition.

 

PHIL 9H Critical Analysis & Writing - Honors

  • Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH and Acceptance into the Honors Program
  • Function and use of formal and informal logic, argument, critical evaluation, and language in written composition. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 9 and PHIL 9H.
 

PHIL 12 Introduction to 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 Introduction to 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 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy: Pre-Socratic to Medieval Period

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Major western philosophers and philosophical ideas from pre-Socratic times to medieval times.

 

PHIL 20AH Introduction to Ancient Philosophy: Pre-Socratic to Medieval Period - Honors

  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program
  • Major philosophers and philosophical ideas from pre-Socratic to medieval times. Emphasis on the development of Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics through Aristotle and may also include Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval, and non-Western thinkers. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 20A and PHIL 20AH.

 

PHIL 20B Introduction to Modern Philosophy: Renaissance to Present

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Major western philosophy and philosophical ideas from the Renaissance to the present.

 

PHIL 20BH Introduction to Modern Philosophy: Renaissance to Present - Honors

  • Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program
  • Major philosophers and philosophical ideas from the Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on Western philosophy. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 20B and PHIL 20BH.

 

PHIL 99 Special Projects Philosophy

  • Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Offers students recognition for their academic interests in philosophy and the opportunity to explore the discipline of philosophy to greater depth. The content of the course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration.