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ClassID Name Description Credits
PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy An investigation of the methods and goals of philosophy as a distinctive mode of inquiry. 3
PHIL 2000 Critical Thinking An introduction to basic rules and principles of critical thinking through an examination of the nature and structure of different kinds of argument. The goal of the course is to enhance the student’s ability to think clearly and rationally. 3
PHIL 2010 Images of Man A critical examination of the major theories of human nature including Confucianism, Hinduism, the Bible, Plato, Marx, Freud, and Skinner. 3
PHIL 2110 History of Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy An historical survey of philosophy from classical antiquity through the Medieval period with special attention given to the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas. 3
PHIL 2120 History of Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy An historical investigation of major philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with special emphasis on Descartes, Spinoza, Liebniz, Locke, and Berkeley. 3
PHIL 2210 Ethics A critical examination of ethical theories and contemporary issues related to social and economic justice. 3
PHIL 2300 Logic A study of deductive arguments, problems with ordinary language, logical fallacies, modern symbolic logic, and inductive logic and scientific method. 3
PHIL 2400 Business Ethics An examination of ethical questions and issues related to business decisions, practices and policies. 3
PHIL 2500 Religions and the World A comparison of the major religions of the world, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The course examines the views of each religion concerning the concept of deity, human nature, the meaning and purpose of life, and conditions of salvation/enlightenment. 3
PHIL 3120 Philosophy of Science An investigation of the nature of science, scientific laws and theories, and scientific explanation in both the natural and social sciences. 3
PHIL 3210 Social and Political Philosophy An analysis of central concepts in the logic of political obligation, justice, and law. The course explores the place of legal judgment in the context of value judgment in general. 3
PHIL 3220 Philosophy of Religion An examination of the divine attributes, religious experience, faith, religious diversity, immortality, and conflicts between religion and science. 3
PHIL 3320 Philosophy of Existence A study of philosophical literature dealing with basic aspects and dimensions of human existence. The primary purpose of the course is to provide a philosophical investigation of the “human condition.” 3
PHIL 4210 Philosophy of Art An analysis of fundamental concepts of art such as beauty, form, aesthetic pleasure, together with an examination of some of the major philosophies of art. 3
PHIL 4220 Philosophy and Reality A study of philosophical theories dealing with the nature of ultimate reality. 3
PHIL 4500 Independent Study Permission of the Instructor is required. An intensive, comprehensive investigation of a particular philosopher, school of philosophy, or philosophical issue. 3
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