Class Descriptions - Philosophy

History Humanities Philosophy Political Science Religion

PHI-210: History of Philosophy

This course introduces fundamental philosophical issues through an historical perspective. Emphasis is placed on such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, Confucius, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Nietzsche, and Sartre. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and distinguish among the key positions of the philosophers studied.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.Take ENG-111(S13673); Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PHI-215: Philosophical Issues

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the philosophical components of an issue.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-111(S24022); Take previously. Required.Take ENG-111(S24022); Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

PHI-240: Introduction to Ethics

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on moral theories such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to moral issues such as abortion, capital punishment, poverty, war, terrorism, the treatment of animals, and issues arising from new technologies.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-111(S24022); Take previously. Required.Take ENG-111(S24022); Minimum grade C; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0