Courses

PHIL 101 Introduction to Logic

This course seeks to develop skills in formulating and evaluating arguments. Topics covered include the nature and types of arguments, patterns of fallacious reasoning, inductive logic, and systems of deductive logic. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 1, 2019 H. Zorn 8:30AM-10:40AM

PHIL 111 Cont Issues: Rick and Morty

This introductory course in practical philosophy will examine issues of current relevance such as race, gender, sexual orientation, politics, economics, science, artificial intelligence, and morality. The course is designed to teach basic philosophical skills as they relate to real world problems. May be repeated for credit. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 B. Adkins M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHIL 201 Symbolic Logic

An introduction to truth functional logic including truth tables, and natural deduction in propositional and predicate logic. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 H. Zorn M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

PHIL 223 Ethics and Medicine

An examination of ethical issues in medicine and the moral principles that might be employed to resolve ethical dilemmas. (Cross-listed with SOCI-223). (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 J. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

PHIL 251 Early Western Philosophy

An analysis of the history of Western thought from the rise of classical philosophy with the pre-Socratic philosophers and the pivotal figures of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, through the evolution of classical thought in Hellenistic philosophy. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 N. Montgomery M 4:00PM-7:00PM

PHIL 265 American Philosophy

The development of American philosophy from the colonial period to contemporary thinkers. Particular emphasis will be placed on the pragmatist tradition, including 19th-century thinkers such as Peirce, James, and Dewey, and contemporary figures such as Quine, Davidson, and Rorty. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 H. Zorn T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PHIL 277 Living Like Gods in Greece

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2019 H. Zorn

PHIL 390 Sem Hist of Phil: Spinoza

This advanced course in philosophy will examine a major figure or movement in the history of philosophy. The course is designed to build on previous philosophical skills, while adding a major research component. Figures and topics might include, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Stoicism, phenomenology, and pragmatism. May be repeated for credit. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments One course in PHIL or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 B. Adkins M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHIL 406 Independent Study & Research

Selected topics in philosophy carried ou t under the direction of a member of the departmental staff. Enrollment with the approval of the department. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 3, 2019 B. Adkins
Summer Term 3, 2019 H. Zorn
Spring 2019 B. Adkins
Spring 2019 H. Zorn

PHIL 412 Senior Thesis

At the end of the junior year every maj or will register with a member of the de partment to study and write a major pape r in the final year. Guidelines, require ments and dates are explained in "The Se nior Thesis." 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 B. Adkins

PHIL 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminati ng in a paper. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 B. Adkins

PHIL 497 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminati ng in a paper. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 B. Adkins