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Department of Philosophy

Philosophy Courses

Philosophy Courses for Summer 2016

PHIL 2020. Critical Thinking (3-0-3)

A systematic introduction to the discipline of correct reasoning. Emphasis is on the structure and criteria of good inductive and deductive argument, problem solving, and an analysis of relevant and irrelevant techniques of persuasion.

PHIL 2010. Introduction to Philosophy (3-0-3)

An introduction to the ideas of several philosophers on topics such as human reason, knowledge, justice, happiness, religion, and morality examined in their historical settings and for their impact on western civilization.

May satisfy an Area C core requirement. Required for the philosophy minor

Philosophy Courses for Fall 2016

PHIL 3117.  Philosophy of Religion (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or any philosophy class. An examination of important aspects of religious belief: arguments about the existence of God, the relations between faith and reason, revelation, miracle, ethical values, and immortality.

PHIL 3146.  Contemporary Moral Issues (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: sophomore standing (or higher) or one philosophy course. A look at how philosophical analysis can help us think about some of the moral issues facing us today. This course will look at the links between moral theory and particular moral issues. Some examples of moral issues that might be discussed would be the environment, drug laws, distributive justice, concerns about privacy, capital punishment, world hunger, affirmative action or euthanasia.

PHIL 2500. Formal Logic (3-0-3)

An introduction to contemporary techniques in logic with special attention given to deductive models and decision methods. Emphasis is placed on the application of logic to argument analysis, problem solving, foundations of mathematics, science, and computer science.

The course tries to develop a formal language (similar to mathematics) to allow us to look at the logical structure of arguments separately from the content of the arguments.

May satisfy an Area D requirement (depending on your degree program). Required for the philosophy minor.

PHIL 2135. Moral Philosophy (3-0-3)

An examination of the main theories of moral obligation and evaluation with application to current moral issues. Includes discussion of the ideas and procedures in analysis and judgment of moral problems.

May satisfy an Area E requirement (depending on your degree program)

PHIL 2020. Critical Thinking (3-0-3)

A systematic introduction to the discipline of correct reasoning. Emphasis is on the structure and criteria of good inductive and deductive argument, problem solving, and an analysis of relevant and irrelevant techniques of persuasion.

PHIL 2010. Introduction to Philosophy (3-0-3)

An introduction to the ideas of several philosophers on topics such as human reason, knowledge, justice, happiness, religion, and morality examined in their historical settings and for their impact on western civilization.

May satisfy an Area C core requirement. Required for the philosophy minor.

Liberal Arts Major: Philosophy Concentration

For those who wish to focus on studying philosophy, we have a track in the Liberal Arts Major.

Link for the requirements

Philosophy Minor

Requirements:

15 semester hours of philosophy courses, including: PHIL 1105 and PHIL 2115

9 semester hours of upper division philosophy courses.

However, if either PHIL 1105, PHIL 2115, or PHIL 2135 is used to fulfill a core requirement in Areas A through E, the courses may be replaced by any other upper or lower division philosophy course.

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club welcomes all interested students regardless of your experience.

The club meet about every two weeks and provides an excellent opportunity to meet others with an interest in philosophy.

Meetings are typically organized around a topic and designed to be a forum for you to express views(or to listen) about the topic.

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