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Philosophy Courses (PHI)

PHI 2201

Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)

 

Major Classical sources of political thought and the application of these sources to contemporary political issues.

PHI 2203

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

Brief history of philosophical ideas and the basics of Aristotelian logic.

PHI 2204

Ethics and the Modern World (3)

 

An introduction to basic ethics and to contemporary ethical issues.

PHI 2205

Introduction to Logic (3)

 

An introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and methods of argument analysis and evaluation.

PHI 2210

Critical Thinking (3)

 

Examines problem solving techniques; decision making; basic concepts of inductive and deductive reasoning. Promotes reasoning skills applicable to career- and real-life situations.

PHI 2215

General Topics in Philosophy (3)

 

An examination of a designed topic of special and/ or current interest and importance generally not covered in regularly offered courses by the department.

PHI 2280

Travel Study in Philosophy (1-3)

 

Supervised investigation of relevant topics in philosophy through travel-study abroad or within the interior of United States. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

PHI 3301

Western Philosophy (3)

 

Survey of philosophical ideas from the ancient Greeks through the 20th century.

PHI 3310

Applied Ethics (3)

 

Advanced study of the ethical issues that arise in such intellectual endeavors as medicine, law, business, military science, engineering, etc.

PHI 3320

Non-Western Philosophies (3)

 

Introduces students to the philosophical traditions of the non-western world. Emphasis is on noncontemporary traditions of metaphysics, cosmology, ethics, philosophy of religion, social and political philosophy and logic.

PHI 3322

Philosophy of Religion (3)

 

Examines philosophical issues relating to religion, including arguments for and against God’s existence, the problem of evil, the relation between divine foreknowledge and human freedom, the relation between religion and science, the problem of faith and reason, and personal immortality.

PHI 3365

Bioethics in Historical Context (3)

 

Examines moral problems in biomedical and scientific research, including ethical issues surrounding research involving human and animal subjects, eugenics, the human genome project, cloning and stem cell research.

PHI 3380

Travel Study in Philosophy (1-3)

 

Supervised investigation of relevant topics in philosophy through travel-study abroad or within the interior of the United States. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

PHI 4493-94

Guided Independent Study (1-3)

 

Guided independent study of a designed topic of special interest. Prerequisites: PHI 2203 or 2204 or permission of instructor.

PHI 4495

Selected Topics in Philosophy (3)

 

Advanced study of a designed topic of special interest. Prerequisites: PHI 2203 or 2204 or permission of instructor.

PHI 4499

Internship in Philosophy (1-3)

 

Supervised work in an agency that can provide practical experience in the field of study. Prerequisite: Senior standing, at least 2.5 GPA, 12 hours in upper-division courses in the field, and permission of supervising instructor, department chair, and/or dean. Course may be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.