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PHIL 101 - Introduction to Basic Issues in Philosophy (3)
Description: Overview of the major areas of philosophic inquiry including the nature of reality, of the human self, of moral value, and of knowledge of God's existence. Notes: Offered every semester.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Description: Overview of the major areas of philosophic inquiry including the nature of reality, of the human self, of moral value, and of knowledge of God's existence. Notes: Offered every semester.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

PHIL 199 - General Philosophy Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 220 - Logic and Language (3).
Description: Introduction to classical and contemporary logic with special emphasis upon the nature of language used in reasoning and argumentation. Notes: Offered every semester.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Logic Language and Semiotics

PHIL 220H - Logic and Language

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 230 - Introduction to Ethics (3).
Description: Begins with an introduction to several of the primary theories in ethics, like utilitarianism, egoism, deontology, etc. On this foundation, the course goes on to consider topics in applied ethics, such as abortion, human cloning, animal rights, drug legalization, world hunger, capital punishment, just war theory, etc. Notes: Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

PHIL 299 - General Philosophy Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 301 - History of Philosophy: Ancient Period (3).
Description: Ancient Greece is the birthplace of Western philosophy and thought. This course examines major philosophers from this seminal period, including Heraclitus, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and possibly later figures as well. Central topics include the ultimate nature of reality, our capacity for knowledge, morality, social justice, the good life. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Historical Perspective

PHIL 302 - History of Philosophy: Modern Period (3).
Description: This course examines the emergence of modern philosophical thought from its ancient and medieval origins, focusing on a selection of the principal philosophers of the modern era such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. A primary theme of the course is the notion of the modern subject and its relation to the world. Notes: Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Historical Perspective

PHIL 302H - History of Philosophy: Modern Period (3).
Description: This course examines the emergence of modern philosophical thought from its ancient and medieval origins, focusing on a selection of the principal philosophers of the modern era such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. A primary theme of the course is the notion of the modern subject and its relation to the world. Notes: Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 303 - Existentialism (3).
Description: Introduction to the thought of the major existentialist thinkers, including Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Tillich, Sartre and Camus. Notes: Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

PHIL 310 - Theories of Knowledge (3).
Description: An in-depth survey of the nature of knowledge. We examine both historical and contemporary views, including those of Plato, Kant, Keidegger, and Quine. Emphasis is on knowledge of the empirical world. Notes: Offered every other year, alternating with Metaphysics. Prerequisites: PHIL301 or PHIL302.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 315 - Historical Developments in Moral Reasoning (3).
Description: An in depth survey of the major developments in moral theories throughout the history of Western Civilization. We will investigate what moral philosophers have said about the rational development of a consistent and correct ideal of life, search for basic moral principles, and attempt to solve problems concerning the good and the bad, the right and the wrong. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CRTW 201 Notes: Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Historical Perspective

PHIL 320 - Professional Ethics (3).
Description: An examination of specialized standards of conduct and their justification as these standards relate to the traditional professions and to business. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CRTW 201.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 350 - Special Topics in Philosophy (3).
Description: In-depth consideration of a specific topic of particular concern in philosophy. Notes: May be repeated under different topics 8 times, for a total of 24 credit hours. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PHIL 201, 301, or 302, or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 370 - Philosophy of Law (3).
Description: This course is highly recommended for pre-law students as well as those with an interest in public policy issues. We will relate traditional themes of legal philosophy to the live concerns of modern society, covering a series of selections that raise the most important issues. The philosophical issues covered recur in specific problems about liberty, justice, responsibility, and punishment. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CRTW 201.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

PHIL 370H - Philosophy of Law

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 390 - Philosophy of Religion (3).
Description: An explication and analysis of the major philosophical issues involved in religious claims and commitments. Notes: Cross-listed with RELG 390. Offered variable times. Prerequisites: PHIL 101 or RELG 101 or PHIL 302.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

PHIL 399 - General Philosophy Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 410 - Theories of Knowledge (3).
Description: An in depth survey of theories of knowledge. We consider the problem of skepticism and try to say what conditions must be met for one to know something. We explore, in detail, several contemporary approaches to justifying our knowledge of the external world. Prerequisites: PHIL301 or PHIL302. Notes: Offered alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 412 - Metaphysics (3).
Description: Metaphysics is the study of the fundamental nature of reality. This course examines central issues in contemporary metaphysics, including the categories of being, the nature of space and time, causality, modality, and change. Prerequisites: PHIL 301 or PHIL 302. Notes: Usually offered in spring of alternate years.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 450 - Honors: Selected Topics in Philosophy (3).
Description: An in-depth independent inquiry into a selected topic in philosophy. Notes: Offered variable times. Prerequisites: Permission of the Chair.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 495 - Methods and Research Seminar in Philosophy (3).
Description: This course is an advanced research seminar for students who have already developed a solid background in their philosophy studies. The course emphasizes a detailed examination of selected topics and issues in philosophy. The course will include the assessment of core skills and knowledge from the major, and will improve writing skills as students develop their own research projects. Notes: Intensive writing course. Offered in spring every other year. Prerequisites: PHIL 101 and PHIL 301 or 302, RELG 101 and RELG 300 and 6 additional hours in PHIL or RELG.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Intensive Writing

PHIL 499 - General Philosophy Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 550 - Special Topics in Philosophy (3).
Description: An in-depth consideration of a specific topic of concern in philosophy. The course may be offered under various topics. Notes: Offered upon request. May be retaken for credit under different topics. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

PHIL 565 - Environmental Ethics (3).
Description: Exploration of how we ought to live on earth, including our responsibilities to nonhumans and the planet. Although oriented toward questions of ethics, the course also addresses environmental policy issues by critically evaluating the moral presuppositions underlying policy recommendations. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CRTW 201, or Graduate standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts

PHIL 575 - Business Ethics (3).
Description: Business Ethics is the application of our understanding of good/bad, right/wrong to the various institutions, technologies, transactions, activities, and pursuits we call business. We begin with a framework of basic principles for understanding the good/bad dichotomy and the implications this has for business. We proceed to a discussion of the ethical aspects of the market structure within which American business transactions are conducted. Next we consider ethical implications for the wider world from which business activity draws its natural resources and for the consumers to whom the products of business are sold. We conclude with an enquiry into the internal relationship between the organization and the individuals within it. Notes: Cross-listed with MGMT 575. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: CRTW 201.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department

Course Attributes:
Humanities and Arts


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