The following list of course offerings in the Philosophy Department provide an insight into the range of philosophical explorations students can pursue. The list is not intended to be comprehensive. Additional courses may be offered. In addition, students are always free to take an independent studies course with an individual faculty member on a topic of specific interest but which is not offered as part of the regular course offerings. Students may not take an independent studies course until they have completed their two-course core curriculum requirement.
Introduction to Philosophy (Phil 113) must be completed before students can take additional philosophy courses.
An introduction to the broad range of thinkers and issues that constitute philosophy. Students will examine critically the accumulated wisdom about God, nature, and humanity in order to evaluate their own life positions and choices and to make ethical decisions in an interdependent world.
A critical inquiry into the nature, scope, origin, and justification of human knowledge.
An introduction to the skills necessary for analyzing and evaluating arguments.
A critical inquiry into the nature and value of sport and play.
A reflecting inquiry into the ultimate principles, properties, and relationships of real beings.
A philosophical examination of selected primary sources in relation to: religious experience; God's existence; the problem of evil, death, and human destiny; religion and life; faith and reason, and religious language.
A study of a critical, methodological approach to human experience, with current applications.
A study of the nature of the good life and what constitutes good and bad, right and wrong human conduct.
An inquiry into the relationships between law and society, focusing on issues such as free speech, civil rights, and freedom of the press.
A philosophical analysis of relevant primary sources in terms of possible personal contributions to a more compassionate, just, and peaceful world.
An examination of the assumptions underlying the world's major political systems.
A study of concepts, principles, and human values bearing on ethical issues and problems raised by contemporary science, especially the biological sciences.
An analysis of the nature, meaning, and justification of punishment, including such issues as the distribution and severity of punishment and capital punishment.
Major contemporary moral issues facing the business community analyzed through the use of cases drawn from a variety of business activities.
Philosophical examination of selected utopists in order to generate awareness of personal responsibility for compassion, justice, and peace in an interdependent world.
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