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Department of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy Courses

Philosophy Courses for Summer 2019

PHIL 2020. Critical Thinking (3-0-3)

A systematic introduction to the discipline of correct reasoning. Emphasis is on the structure and criteria of good inductive and deductive argument, problem solving, and an analysis of relevant and irrelevant techniques of persuasion.

PHIL 2010. Introduction to Philosophy (3-0-3)

An introduction to the ideas of several philosophers on topics such as human reason, knowledge, justice, happiness, religion, and morality examined in their historical settings and for their impact on western civilization.

May satisfy an Area C core requirement. Required for the philosophy minor

Philosophy Courses for Fall 2019

PHIL 3116.  Modern-Contemporary Philosophy (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or any philosophy class. A survey of the main development in philosophical thought from the beginning of the Modern Period (Renaissance) to the present. The doctrines of the philosophers will be examined in relation to their cultural settings and for their relevance today.

PHIL 3125. Philosophy of Religion (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. A philosophical study of influential world religions. Includes an analysis and comparison of major religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

PHIL 2500. Formal Logic (3-0-3)

An introduction to contemporary techniques in logic with special attention given to deductive models and decision methods. Emphasis is placed on the application of logic to argument analysis, problem solving, foundations of mathematics, science, and computer science.

The course tries to develop a formal language (similar to mathematics) to allow us to look at the logical structure of arguments separately from the content of the arguments.

May satisfy an Area D requirement (depending on your degree program). Required for the philosophy minor.

PHIL 2135. Moral Philosophy (3-0-3)

An examination of the main theories of moral obligation and evaluation with application to current moral issues. Includes discussion of the ideas and procedures in analysis and judgment of moral problems.

May satisfy an Area E requirement (depending on your degree program)

PHIL 2020. Critical Thinking (3-0-3)

A systematic introduction to the discipline of correct reasoning. Emphasis is on the structure and criteria of good inductive and deductive argument, problem solving, and an analysis of relevant and irrelevant techniques of persuasion.

PHIL 2010. Introduction to Philosophy (3-0-3)

An introduction to the ideas of several philosophers on topics such as human reason, knowledge, justice, happiness, religion, and morality examined in their historical settings and for their impact on western civilization.

May satisfy an Area C core requirement. Required for the philosophy minor.

Liberal Arts Major: Philosophy Concentration

For those who wish to focus on studying philosophy, we have a track in the Liberal Arts Major.

Link for the requirements

Philosophy Minor

Requirements:

15 semester hours of philosophy courses, including: PHIL 1105 and PHIL 2115

9 semester hours of upper division philosophy courses.

However, if either PHIL 1105, PHIL 2115, or PHIL 2135 is used to fulfill a core requirement in Areas A through E, the courses may be replaced by any other upper or lower division philosophy course.

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club welcomes all interested students regardless of your experience.

The club meet about every two weeks and provides an excellent opportunity to meet others with an interest in philosophy.

Meetings are typically organized around a topic and designed to be a forum for you to express views(or to listen) about the topic.