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Introduction to Philosophy
A survey of the principal theories and arguments of historically influential philosophers
from ancient times to the modern era, with an emphasis on understanding how philosophical
ideas have affected world history.
Prerequisite: Recommend successful completion of ENG 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.
Contemporary Moral Problems
In this class students examine a number of contemporary moral issues, including war,
human trafficking, capital punishment, human rights, animal rights, euthanasia, the
environment, abortion, racial and ethnic discrimination, social justice, and issues
of gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: Recommend successful completion of ENGL 100
or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.
Critical thinking is systematically examining and evaluating as true or false, right
or wrong, your own beliefs and values and the beliefs and values others present to
you, on the basis of rational standards. Student option grading.
This course is an introduction to modern symbolic logic emphasizing sentence logic
with translation and proofs and quantificational logic with translation and proofs.
Previously PHIL& 106. Prerequisite: MATH 099 (2.0 or better) or MATH 097 AND MATH
098 (2.0 or better) or a score of 85 or higher on the Algebra COMPASS test (or equivalent
score on SAT, ACT or ASSET.) Student option grading.
Introduction to Ethics
In this course students examine a number of historically significant philosophical
theories of right and wrong, good and bad, human rights, and ideals of freedom, emphasizing
classic writers such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Hobbes, Locke, Hume,
Kant, Mill, Marx, Nietzsche, and Rawls. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent recommended.
Student option grading.
Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
In this course students examine certain fundamental questions that arise with respect to religion using the distinctive methods of philosophy. Topics include: Arguments for and against the existence of God, the problem of evil, the existence of the soul, immortality, faith vs reason, and science and religion. Student option grading.