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PHIL-103: Introduction to Philosophy (3 hours)

Introduction to concepts and methods of philosophy through study of representative thinkers and issues.



PHIL-105: Ethics (3 hours)

Introduction to reflective study of moral choice, standards of right and wrong, the nature of the good life. Ethical theories applied to personal and social decision-making.



PHIL-111: Ethics: Applied Emphasis (____) (3 hours)

Introduction to moral philosophy through its application to contemporary ethical issues. May be repeated if topic varies.



PHIL-112: Biomedical Ethics (3 hours)

Major theories of moral obligation and justice and their application to biological sciences and medical practices. This course philosophically investigates ethical issues of biological health, reproduction, technology and research. Issues studied may include: just health care, euthanasia, eugenics, the human genome project, genetic engineering, cloning, and stem cell research.



PHIL-113: Business Ethics (3 hours)

Major theories of moral obligation and justice and their application to business practices. This course philosophically investigates ethical issues of business. Issues studied may include: corporate responsibility, government regulation, investment and production, advertisement, the environment, and preferential hiring.



PHIL-114: Environmental Ethics (3 hours)

Major theories of moral obligation and justice and their application to the environment and environmental issues. This course philosophically investigates ethical issues that arise from the use and exploitation of the environment, such as the value of biodiversity, obligations to future generations, obligations to non-humans, and the ethics of environmental risk management.



PHIL-208: Logic and Critical Thinking (3 hours)

Study of the standards of good reasoning, with emphasis upon practical techniques for distinguishing valid from invalid arguments, understanding deduction and induction, identifying presuppositions, and evaluating informal reasoning.



PHIL-231: World Religions (3 hours)

A nonsectarian introduction to the great religious traditions of the world, including Hindusim, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.



PHIL-310: History of Ancient Philosophy (3 hours)

Examination of most significant philosophies of ancient and medieval periods. Includes Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Stoics, Augustine and Aquinas.



PHIL-311: History of Modern Philosophy (3 hours)

Philosophical significance of the Scientific Revolution. The "problem of knowledge." Examination of Continental rationalism, British empiricism and German idealism. Includes study of Descartes, Locke, Berkely, Hume, Kant and others.



PHIL-312: Contemporary Philosophy (3 hours)

Critical study of twentieth century philosophers in Anglo-American and Continental traditions, including pragmatism, logical empiricist, phenomenological and existentialist thinkers.



PHIL-313: Topics in Philosophy (3 hours)

Intensive study of a selected topic in philosophy. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours when subject matter is different.



PHIL-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



PHIL-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



PHIL-645: Directed Readings in Philosophy (1-3 hour)

Individual study and research in selected areas of philosophy. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


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