Philosophy

Courses in Philosophy

PHIL-P 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr)

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.

PHIL-P 105 Thinking and Reasoning (3 cr)

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.

PHIL-P 120 Ethics (3 cr)

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.

PHIL-P 140 Introduction to Ethics (3 cr)

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.

PHIL-P 200 Problems of Philosophy (3 cr)

Selected writings of modern philosophers concerning some of the most important philosophical problems.
Offered occasionally.

PHIL-P 282 Women in Philosophical Thought (3 cr)

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.
Offered occasionally.

PHIL-P 371 Philosophy of Religion (3 cr)

Topics such as the nature of religion, of religious experience, the status of claims of religious knowledge, the nature of existence of God.
Offered occasionally.

PHIL-P 393 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr)

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.

PHIL-P 497 Internship in Philosophy (1-3 Cr.)

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.