Philosophy Courses

Designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts background of study during their first and second years of college with an emphasis on philosophy. Learn more

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PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy (5)

Examination and discussion of important philosophical arguments pertaining to the classic questions of philosophy, including: Does God exist? What is truth? How does knowledge differ from opinion? What is consciousness? Do we have free will? What is justice? Student option grading.

PHIL 102
Contemporary Moral Problems (5)

Students examine a variety of different ethical standpoints and theories which they apply to moral issues such as 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. Student option grading.

PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking (5)

An informal, non-symbolic introduction to logic and critical thinking emphasizing real-life examples, natural language applications, and the informal logical fallacies. Student option grading.

PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic (5)

Students translate reasoning into symbolic language and then test it for validity using algorithms and proof procedures similar to those used in math and computer science. Student option grading.

PHIL 210
Comparative Religion (5)

A comparative survey of the history, beliefs and practices of major religions and religious traditions around the world. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism, Shintoism, Native American traditions and traditions of other indigenous peoples, Witchcraft, and so forth. Student option grading.

PHIL 240
Introduction to Ethics (5)

What is the basis of human rights? Which rights, if any, should be universal? What, if anything, is truly good in itself? What is social justice? Join this course for lively philosophical discussions on these and other big questions pertaining to the nature of right and wrong, good and bad. Student option grading.

PHIL 248
Ethical Issues In Criminal Justice (5)

Critical discussion of the philosophical, psychological, ethical under pinnings of human behavior in the Criminal Justice system, including ethical challenges and issues of multiculturalism within the Criminal Justice system.

PHIL 265
Philosophy Through Film (5)

This course will examine a variety of philosophical arguments through the medium of film. It will consist of screenings, readings and lectures, and lively discussion. Students will engage a wide range of exciting thinkers, issues, and movies with the goal of understanding both how our world is and how we want it to be.

PHIL 267
Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (5)

Does God exist? Do we have an immaterial soul? Is there life after death? What is faith? Has science proven there is no God? Is it ever reasonable to believe a miracle occurred? Why does the world contain evil? Join this class to engage in lively philosophical discussions concerning these and other big questions pertaining to religion. Student option grading.

PHIL 295
Special Topics In Philosophy (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in philosophy. Student option grading.

PHIL 297
Individual Project In Philosophy (1)

Individual project in a specific area of philosophy. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

PHIL 298
Individual Project In Philosophy (2)

Individual project in a specific area of philosophy. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

PHIL 299
Individual Project In Philosophy (3)

Individual project in a specific area of philosophy. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.