Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL-373  Philosophy    4 Credits

Prerequisites: HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Terms Offered: As needed
A study of philosophical inquiry through reading significant works of major philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Mill, Buber, and others. The course will cover selected topics in metaphysics and epistemology, morality and ethics, political thought, and aesthetics. The works will be examined from the perspectives of both their historical origin and their contemporary relevance.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

PHIL-378  Moral and Ethical Philosophy    4 Credits

Prerequisites: HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Terms Offered: As needed
A concentrated study of the origin and nature of standards of character (ethics) and behavior (morality). The history of these concepts will be explored through reading some of the standard philosophical literature. Attention will be given to the difficulties such concepts face in a world now defined by modern ideologies and institutions.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

PHIL-391  Philosophy Special Topics    4 Credits

Prerequisites: HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
Terms Offered: As needed
An interdisciplinary advanced course focusing on a specific topic. This course is a one-time offering whose content is determined by current faculty interest, and provides a comprehensive and coherent examination of the chosen topic. This course may be repeated for credit under different topic
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0