Philosophy Course Offerings

 

PHI 102            Introduction to Philosophy        3 credits

 

A study of the basic problems and methods of philosophical inquiry. Topics include theories about knowledge, reality, human nature, ethics, religion and science, with consideration of the thought of such major thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre. [Does not require a PHI prerequisite] 3 lecture hours COURSE OUTLINE LINK  - a General Education - Humanaities course

 

PHI 113            Logic                   3 credits

 

An introduction to the principles and methods of correct reasoning. A problem-solving approach to the nature and scope of different kinds of logic, identifying and evaluating arguments and fallacies, and crafting well-formed arguments. [Does not require a PHI prerequisite] 3 lecture hours. COURSE OUTLINE LINK  - a General Education - Humanaities course

 

PHI 204            Ethics                  3 credits

 

An examination of the basic methods and problems of ethics. Consideration of the nature of moral terms, reasoning and action; conceptions of the good life and of right and wrong; free will; and major ethical approaches, including the theories of Aristotle, Kant, Mill and others. [Does not require a PHI prerequisite] 3 lecture hours. COURSE OUTLINE LINK - a General Education - Humanaities course

 

PHI 205            Moral Choices                 3 credits

 

Examines contemporary moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, affirmative action, pornography, hate speech, gay rights, corporate responsibility, world hunger, global consumption, war and terrorism. Stresses the critical application of moral theory, principles and methods. [Does not require a PHI prerequisite] 3 lecture hours. COURSE OUTLINE LINK - a General Education - Humanities course

 

PHI 209            Business Ethics             3 credits

 

Ethical concepts applied to business and government. Case studies and analysis of selected moral issues include the ethics of the marketplace, consumerism, the environment, advertising, job discrimination, distributive justice and world poverty. Occasional offering. [Does not require a PHI prerequisite] 3 lecture hours. COURSE OUTLINE LINK

PHI 210             Eastern Philosophy                      3 credits           

An introduction to the major philosophical traditions of India, China and other non-Western traditions, concentrating on the core issues of epistemology, metaphysics and ethics, including study of such major thinkers as Shankara, Ramanuja, Laozi and Confucius. Topics include indigenous and colonial influences, and critical comparison with Western philosophies. [Does not require a PHI prerequisite, has a ENG-101 co-requisite]3 lecture hours. COURSE OUTLINE LINK - a General Education - Humanaities and Diversity & Global Perspectives course

 

PHI 220             Philosophy of Politics    3 credits


Exploration of the ideas which explain how politics works and how it should work. Surveys contrasting views on liberty and order, fairness and obligation, stability and change, pluralism and equality, liberalism and the state, law and anarchy, capitalism and socialism, and challenges of globalization. Prerequisite: ENG 102 with a minimum C grade or permission of instructor [also offered as POL 220] [Does not require a PHI prerequisite] 3 lecture hours COURSE OUTLINE LINK

 

Religious Studies Course Offerings

 

REL 101           Introduction to Religious Studies         3 credits

 

An introduction to the study of religions, focusing on that nature of religious beliefs and practices, such as sacred power, myths, texts, art and rituals, the problem of evil, and the relationship between cultures, ethics and religions. 3 lecture hours. COURSE OUTLINE LINK - a General Education - Humanaities course

 

REL 102           Living World Religions            3 credits

 

A comparative study of the world’s major religions, through a critical study of the essential teachings and practices in historical and cultural context of religions such as Hinduism, Buddhist, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Daoism, Confucianism among others, including pre- and post-colonial African and American traditions. 3 Lecture hours. COURSE OUTLINE LINK - a General Education - Humanaities and Diversity & Global Perspectives course

 

 

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ALL PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIOUAS STUDEIS COURSES ARE GENERAL EDUCATION & HUMANITIES ELECTIVE COURSES

(except Business Ethics)

PHI-210 EASTERN PHILOSOPHY AND REL-102 LIVING WORLD RELIGIONS ARE DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES COURSES

In Development:

Philosophy of Science & Bioethics

 

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