Philosophy (PHIL)

Courses

PHIL 2013 Introduction to Philosophy: 3 semester hours.

Examination of selected philosophical readings concerning the theory of knowledge, the nature of being, the theory of values, social ideals and religion and other philosophical problems and issues. Reading will be taken from original western and nonwestern sources.

PHIL 2023 Ethics: 3 semester hours.

Combines the philosophical study of normative ethics with the study of contemporary applied ethics through examination of a number of tendencies and schools of ethics from various cultures, societies and historical periods. The aim of the course is to enhance the student's awareness and sensitivity to the perplexity of morality and the moral life.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1123.

PHIL 2303 Critical Thinking: 3 semester hours.

Course is designed to develop students' ability to recognize and evaluate arguments. Focus will include: The most frequently encountered fallacies and errors in reasoning; the use/abuse of statistics; and principles of logic applied to daily life.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1123.

PHIL 3023 History of Philosophy: 3 semester hours.

A survey of the major philosophers and philosophical problems from the Pre-Socratic through Modern Philosophy (600 B.C.E.-1600 A.C.E.) using primary texts. Among the philosophers studied are Zeno, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Duns Scotus.
Prerequisites: PHIL 2013.