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Philosophy Course Descriptions

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy (3 semester hours) An introduction to philosophy through the consideration of topics such as human nature, good and evil, and the mind/body problem. (3-0) Y
PHIL 2316 History of Philosophy I (3 semester hours) Intensive study of texts significant in the history of philosophy from antiquity through the Renaissance. (3-0) T
PHIL 2317 History of Philosophy II (3 semester hours) Intensive study of texts significant in the history of philosophy from the early modern period to the present. (3-0) T
PHIL 2V71 Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. ([1-3]-0) R
PHIL 3304 Conceptions of Human Nature (3 semester hours) Emphasis on contemporary conceptions of human nature and the human condition, stressing the cultural and historical settings. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division philosophy. (3-0) T
PHIL 3373 Philosophy of Mind (3 semester hours) An examination of the historical roots of the mind/body problem and efforts to resolve it. May also examine the nature of consciousness, the problem of other minds, the nature of sensation and personhood, and the emotions. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division philosophy. (3-0) T
PHIL 3375 Ethics in Contemporary America (3 semester hours) An examination of various ethical problems which have been a part of 20th century American consciousness, against the backdrop of social and political events. Issues may include abortion, capital punishment, sexual morality, world hunger, and war. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division philosophy. (3-0) T
PHIL 3392 Reason, Reasoning, and Logic (3 semester hours) An examination of the nature of rationality and a discussion of some of the various types of reasoning systems. Techniques designed to improve skills in presenting and evaluating arguments. Prerequisite: Three hours of lower-division philosophy. (3-0) T
PHIL 4305 Ideas and Their History (3 semester hours) A study of the origin, continuity, and diffusion of major philosophical ideas, viewed primarily in historical context. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or permission of the instructor. (3-0) T
PHIL 4308 Theories of Knowledge (3 semester hours) A study of central topics in the theory of knowledge, including skepticism and the limits of knowledge, relativism and objectivity, and the role of perception, memory, introspection and reason as sources of knowledge. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or permission of the instructor. (3-0) T
PHIL 4380 Topics in Philosophy (3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or permission of the instructor. (3-0) R
PHIL 4399 Senior Honors in Philosophy (3 semester hours) Intended for students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. Prerequisite: Signature of the instructor on proposed project outline. (3-0) R
PHIL 4V71 Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. ([1-3]-0) R

 

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