Courses in Philosophy
Perennial problems of philosophy, such as problems in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. Major emphases appear in the Schedule of Classes.
Offered every fall semester.
We spend a good part of our waking hours thinking and/or critiquing the thoughts and beliefs of ourselves and others. This course is designed to help you develop a tool box of techniques and skills that will help you become a skilled evaluator and creator of arguments.
Offered spring semesters.
An introductory course in ethics. Typically examines virtues, vices, and character’ theories of right and wrong; visions of the good life; and contemporary moral issues.
Offered fall, spring, summer, online and classroom.
Philosophers’ answers to ethical problems (e.g., nature of good and evil, relation of duty to self interest, objectivity of moral judgments).
Offered fall and spring semester.
Selected writings of modern philosophers concerning some of the most important philosophical problems.
A study of the classical and contemporary sources which influence and illustrate differing concepts of a woman. The aim is for each student to clarify and asses the various concepts so as to better formulate and justify his or her own concept of woman.
Topics such as the nature of religion, of religious experience, the status of claims of religious knowledge, the nature of existence of God.
A philosophical consideration of ethical problems that arise in current biomedical practice, e.g. with regard to abortion, euthanasia, determination of death, consent to treatment, and professional responsibilities in connection with research, experimentation, and health care delivery.
Offered even-numbered spring semesters.
Designed to provide academic credit for paper or other project done for supervisor of the intern in a given semester. You will also be assisting in some course(s) in this department. Does not count toward the major in philosophy. May not be repeated.
Offered on request.
- Prerequisite: Minimum 3 hrs. prior philosophy. Departmental approval required.