Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

PHIL 221 Basic Logic

An introduction to deductive and inductive reasoning. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills while learning to avoid common fallacies in the contexts of decision-making and problem-solving.
3

Course Attribute

LAA3-Arts&Hum-Ways of Thinking and GT Ways of Thinking

PHIL 225 Philosophical Figures

An introduction to philosophy focused on the thought of one or two classical or contemporary figures, e.g. Kierkegaard & Socrates, Zhuangzi, Nietzsche, Ortega y Gassett, John Rawls & Martha Nussbaum.

3

Course Attribute

LAA3-Arts&Hum-Ways of Thinking and GT Ways of Thinking and Variable Title Course

Repeatable Status

Course is repeatable with no limitations

PHIL 231 Ancient Greek Philosophy

A study of the major figures in ancient Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the end of the Hellenistic period.
3

PHIL 232 Medieval Western Philosophy

A study of the major figures in Western philosophy from Augustine to William of Ockham, including Christian, Muslim, and Jewish philosophers.
3

PHIL 233 Modern Western Philosophy

A study of the major figures in modern Western philosophy from Descartes through Kant.
3

PHIL 246 Early Chinese Philosophy

A study of the major texts and figures in pre-Han China from Kongzi to Han Feizi.
3

PHIL 250 Medical Ethics

An introduction to moral reasoning about issues that arise in a medical context, e.g., abortion, euthanasia, health care professional-patient relationships, research on human subjects, and health-care access.
3

Course Attribute

LAA3-Arts&Hum-Ways of Thinking and GT Ways of Thinking

PHIL 270 Philosophy of Religion

An exploration of selected topics in the philosophy of religion, e.g., religious experience, faith and reason, the existence and nature of God, religion and science, and the problem of evil.
3

Course Attribute

LAA3-Arts&Hum-Ways of Thinking and GT Ways of Thinking

PHIL 280 Philosophy of Science

An introduction to philosophy of science focused on questions about its nature, methods and goals, e.g., What distinguishes science from pseudo-science? What constitutes the ‘scientific method?' What is scientific objectivity?
3

Course Attribute

LAA3-Arts&Hum-Ways of Thinking and GT Ways of Thinking