Philosophy
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
PHIL&101
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Some of the great themes and major figures of Western philosophy. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
PHIL&106
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to modern symbolic logic. Successful completion of MATH 093, or 095, or eligibility for college level math strongly recommended. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 115
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
An overview of ancient Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratic thinkers through Aristotle and beyond, and an introduction to medieval philosophical thought, especially that of Augustine and Aquinas. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 116
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to some of the great thinkers and ideas of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO LATE MODERN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 117
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Some of the major thinkers and ideas of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Emphasis on the great thinkers of the nineteenth century. [HA, SE]
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL LOGIC
PHIL 160
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to traditional, Aristotelian logic. Includes formulation of propositions, logical inference, syllogisms (categorical, hypothetical, etc.), and fallacies. [HA, SE]
ETHICS
PHIL 240
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Theories of morality from ancient times to the present, with attention to both practical and theoretical issues. The relationship between ethics and other areas of philosophy. [HA, SE]
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
PHIL 251
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Exploration of the nature of the religious experience, the difficulties inherent in the use of religious language, the classical proofs for the existence of God, the relationship between faith and reason, and the problem of evil.
SELECTED TOPICS
PHIL 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Varying topics in philosophy, as listed in the quarterly class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [HA, SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
PHIL 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Completion of two philosophy courses and consent of Instructional Unit. [HA, GE]