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Courses at the 200-level

PHIL 200: Introduction to Philosophy

Basic philosophic issues, such as the existence of God, free will, minds, the nature of reality, knowledge, and truth, are examined. Emphasis is on reasoning and justification.
3 credit hours

PHIL 201: Introduction to Eastern Philosophy

Theories of reality, knowledge, and the meaning of human existence in Eastern philosophical traditions are investigated. Included are the metaphysical speculations of the Indian schools and the ethical theories of East Asian schools.
3 credit hours

PHIL 205: Introduction to Logic

This course covers principles of valid reasoning. Formal methods of propositional and quantificational logic are introduced to evaluate the validity of reasoning in arguments.
4 credit hours

PHIL 206: Ethics

An examination and explanation of ethical judgments is made. Clarification and analysis of ethical terms and the validity of norms of conduct from the standpoint of formalistic, intuitional, hedonistic, and naturalistic ethical theories are considered.
3 credit hours

PHIL 220: Logic and Probability in Scientific Reasoning

Natural and social sciences require probabilistic reasoning, with special logical features. This course studies general principles of logic, special principles of probabilistic reasoning, their scientific applications, and common probabilistic fallacies.
4 credit hours

PHIL 230: Aesthetics

This course examines issues in the philosophy of art, such as: the nature of art, art and emotion, artistic intentions, aesthetic value, art and knowledge, and art and morality.
4 credit hours

PHIL 241: Philosophy of Religion

This is an inquiry into the ontological, epistemological, and axiological ramifications of religious experience.
3 credit hours

PHIL 261: Ethical Issues in Health Care

This is a critical inquiry into ethical issues in health care. Moral theories from both Western and non-Western traditions are discussed and applied to issues in health care.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2 and 3
PHIL 262: Freedom and Responsibility

This class examines the nature of free will. What is it? Is it necessary for moral responsibility? Do we have it? And if not, what should we do about it?
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Completion of FYS, FYW, and at least 45 credits
PHIL 263: The Idea of God

Concepts of Divinity are critically examined. Issues include polytheism, monotheism, atheism, gender and the God(ess). Students are challenged to critically examine their own ideas through various philosophical and religious traditions.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Completion of FYS, FYW, and at least 45 credits
PHIL 264: The Great Ethical Traditions

This is a critical inquiry into ethical issues and the great ethical traditions. Moral theories from both Western and non-Western traditions are examined.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2 and 3
PHIL 265: Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Fundamental questions regarding a philosophical analysis of sexuality and the categories of sex/gender are introduced.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2 and 3

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