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Philosophy Undergraduate Courses

PHIL 1010 - Fundamentals of Philosophy

Survey of selected basic problems, concepts, and methods in philosophy.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 1200 - Principles of Reasoning

Basic concepts of logic and techniques for judging validity of arguments introduced. System for symbolizing arguments and deriving conclusions from premises employed. Some of following topics also covered: informal fallacies in reasoning, syllogistic or Aristotelian logic; Venn diagrams, truth tables. Most sections are traditional lecture/test format, some taught in computer-assisted format, others use self-paced approach.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 discussion

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 1300 - Introduction to Ethics

Discussion of classic and/or modern philosophical views of human values, ideals, and morality. Provides introductory survey of some main problems, concepts, and results of ethics including selected philosophers of past and present.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2160 - Philosophy of Science Survey

Nontechnical survey of types, testing, and credibility of hypotheses; methods of experimental inquiry; measurement; laws, theories and their role in explanation, concept formation.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2300 - Ethical Reasoning: From Theory to Application

This course is a study of major ethical theories and their application to contemporary ethical issues. In applying ethical theories to contemporary issues, students analyze the implications of various theories for these issues and formulate recommendations for ethically informed responses. Throughout this process, students critically reflect upon their own values and principles, including both those that have guided their behavior in the past and those they aspire to follow in the future.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2310 - Philosophy of Sport

Philosophical exploration into nature, meaning, purposes, values, and ideals of sport. Topics include goods and evils of competition, nature of sports experience, winning and losing, aesthetic and ethical dimensions of sport, ultimate athlete, scholastic athletics, philosophy of physical education, concept of sportsmanship, etc.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2320 - Philosophy of Art

Conceptual analysis of common assumptions, attitudes, theories, and ideas about arts, their criticism, and appreciation.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2350 - Business Ethics

The critical examination of moral reasoning as it pertains to institutions and practices of contemporary business. The course is devoted to both the study of the fundamental moral concepts, principles, theories, and methods, relevant to the ethical evaluation of business practices and culture, and the application of such moral considerations to real business situations in which ethical concerns are prominent.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2400 - Social and Political Philosophy

Introduction to major philosophical theories concerning nature of social and political communities including those offered by Plato, Aquinas, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, and Rawls. Consideration of some significant specialized problems in social and political theory including distributive justice, civil disobedience, liberty, punishment, etc.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2500 - Philosophy of Mind

Mind-body problem; concept of self; human-machine relation; problems of other minds.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2600 - Philosophy of Religion

Problems in nature of religion, existence and the nature of God; problem of evil, immortality, and religious language.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2700 - Philosophy, Technology, and Society

Focuses on problems concerning recent and emerging technologies, including robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality devices, and social media. Readings, lectures, and films explore philosophical and psychological research on technologically extended cognition; debates concerning the possibility of "uploading" the mind onto a computer; artificial consciousness; the ethical standards that ought to govern our interactions with others in virtual worlds or when playing video games; the nature of online personal identity; and the challenge posed by biased search algorithms, fake news, and anonymous posting to epistemically responsible use of information found on the Internet.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2900 - Special Topics in Philosophy

Specific course content will vary with offering.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2970T - Philosophy Tutorial

1st-yr tutorial studies in Philosophy.

Credits: 1 - 9

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

PHIL 2980T - Philosophy Tutorial

1st-yr tutorial studies in philosophy.

Credits: 1 - 9

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I