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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-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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