Philosophy (PHIL)

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PHIL 100 READING AND WRITING PHILOSOPHY3 Credits

Core issues in philosophy with a focus on the development of reading and writing skills.

Co-requisites: ENG 111

PHIL 231 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY3 Credits

A study of traditional and contemporary approaches to major philosophical issues.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES7

PHIL 235 CLASSICAL CHINESE PHILOSOPHY3 Credits

A study on the beginnings of the rich philosophical tradition of China, with emphasis on Confucian and Taoist thinkers.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES10

PHIL 333 SYMBOLIC LOGIC3 Credits

A study of methods for systematic, critical evaluations of assertions and arguments.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES4

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

PHIL 369 SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS3 Credits

A study of the relationship between the development of a personal ethic and its application to social issues and the exercise of citizenship.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES9

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

PHIL 370 CIVIL DISCOURSE AND CIVIC VIRTUE3 Credits

A theoretical and practical examination of what sort of personal character and interpersonal discourse to be present for our democracy to flourish.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES9

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

PHIL 400 INDEPENDENT STUDY OR RESEARCH1-3 Credits

Advanced study or research in a special field of philosophy. Permission of Instructor, Dean and Academic Vice President required.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

Add Consent: Instructor Consent

PHIL 432 ETHICS3 Credits

A study of the major philosophical theories that attempt to describe the nature of morality and/or to prescribe the means by which acts may be judged moral or immoral.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES7

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

PHIL 433 BIOMEDICAL ETHICS3 Credits

A philosophical study of ethical issues that arise within the practice of medicine and the biological sciences. Topics to be covered might include abortion, euthanasia, relationships with patients, ethics of research, or social funding of health care.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES7

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

PHIL 435 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS3 Credits

A philosophical study of ethical issues that involve the relationship between humans and their natural environment. Topics to be covered might include theories of nature, animal rights, pollution, consumption patterns and multicultural perspectives.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES7

Prerequisites: Junior or above status