General consideration of human nature and the nature of the universe. Knowledge, perception, freedom and determinism, and the existence of God. Prerequisites: None.
Informal logic, logical fallacies, elementary symbolic logic, analysis of argument forms, and construction of proofs for validity. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
Examination of questions such as the meaning of life and death, social justice, appearance and reality, human nature, the identity of the self freedom and destiny, the ethical life, and the relationship of science and religion. Comparative analysis of diverse Eastern and Western viewpoints. Prerequisites: None.
A survey of ethical theory in Western Philosophy, including the major normative theories and selected metaethical theories. Prerequisites: None.
Historical survey of the intellectual history of the Greco-Roman world, focusing on the philosophical tradition and social/historical context. Prerequisites: None.
Philosophical consideration of such moral issues as civil disobedience, preferential treatment, abortion, privacy, sexual morality, and poverty and hunger. Prerequisites: None.
A philosophical consideration of moral problems that arise in relation to medicine and biology, e.g., death, patient's rights and biological experimentation. Prerequisites: None.
Philosophical consideration of moral problems arising in business practice, including corporate responsibility, government regulation, hiring practices, and advertising. Application to both the United States and other countries. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
Philosophical considerations of moral problems encountered in the law and the legal system by legal professionals and other involved parties. Prerequisites: None.
Philosophical consideration of diverse theories and perspectives on the environment, and application of these theories to global moral issues such as animal rights, preservation of wilderness and species, population, world hunger and poverty, and air and water pollution. Prerequisites: None.
Philosophical examination of sexuality in human life. Historical and critical survey of philosophical and theological views. Comparison and evaluation of contemporary theories about the nature of sexual desire and sexual acts. Implications of theories for contemporary moral problems. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107 or permission of Instructor. Course Notes: Course may contain adult content. All students under 18 years old are required to have a signed parental consent form on file, which is on the back of the "Students Under The Age of 18" Enrollment Form.
Predominant figures and theories in Euro-American political philosophy from Plato to contemporary social/political philosophers. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107, or permission of Instructor.
Metaphysical issues which have concerned philosophers from the time of the ancient Greeks until the present; topics selected from the following: the nature and function of metaphysics, reality, universals, space, time and the infinity, rational theology, the nature of the mind, causation and the nature of things. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHI101 or permission of instructor.
Epistemological issues which have concerned philosophers from the time of the ancient Greeks until the present. Topics selected from the following: the technical terminology of epistemology, the nature of knowledge, knowledge of past events, knowledge of other minds, and knowledge of physical objects. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHI101 or permission of instructor.
Philosophical principles and tools used in analyzing the nature of the mind. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHI101 or permission of instructor.
Religious language, the existence of God, miracles, criticisms and human destiny. Prerequisites: None.
Fundamental theories of Indian and Chinese metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics. Prerequisites: None.
Philosophical consideration of and diverse perspectives on moral problems that arise in higher education, including academic freedom, hiring practices, diversity, sexual harassment, community responsibilities, stewardship of public trust, intellectual property, and other related issues. Prerequisites: None.
General consideration of sport in its philosophical dimensions. Possible topics include the Zen of sport, strategy and competition, sport, practice, and play, and cheating versus fair play. Prerequisites:None.
Service learning field experience within private/public agencies, and citizen volunteer groups. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in PHI101 or permission of instructor. Course Notes: PHI282AC may be repeated for a total of six (6) PHI282 credit hours; may not repeat specific agency assignment for more than three (3) credit hours. Offered as credit (P) or no credit (Z) basis. Standard grading available according to procedures outlined in catalog.