Philosophy (PHLY)

PHLY 151G, INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3 (3)

This course is an introduction to philosophy. An investigation of life's big questions: What's real (God, soul, free will)? What's worthwhile (helping others, pursuing our own pleasure)? And what can we know (especially about what is real and worthwhile)? Humanities core course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PHLY 161, INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3 (3)

A study of traditional and contemporary moral theories, focusing on the question of what is the criteria of moral goodness and moral rightness. Contemporary moral, social and political issues are discussed against the background of these theories. Humanities core course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN4

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PHLY 165, BIOETHICS 3 (3)

Examination and discussion of ethical issues in medicine and health care, viewed from the perspective of contemporary moral theories. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3, IN4, IN5

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PHLY 171, INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC 3 (3)

An introductory investigation of principles of sound thinking through a study of basic rules and systems of formal logic. Mathematics core course.

General Education: C2, IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Course placement policy: Satisfactory placement assessment, or grade of C or higher in MTHM 058 or MTHM 061, or grade of C or higher in high school geometry or divisional approval.

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PHLY 174, CRITICAL THINKING 3 (3)

Introduction to logical concepts and skills needed for practical reasoning and decision- making and the evaluation of appeals and arguments encountered in everyday life. Emphasis on informal fallacies, rhetorical appeals, inductive reasoning, and moral reasoning. Humanities core course.

General Education: C5, IN1

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

PHLY 262G, INTRODUCTION TO EASTERN PHILOSOPHY 3 (3)

This course is an introductory survey to Eastern philosophies including India, China and Japan. The course will make use of primary texts, in translation, to explore the cosmology, ontology, and epistemology of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism in their various manifestations through history. This course is cross-listed with RELG 262G. Humanities core course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: ENGL 161

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

PHLY 270G, RELIGION AND SCIENCE 3 (3)

This course explores the intersections and interactions of religion and science. By introducing critical methods in the study of religion and science, the course considers the issues such as the place of religion in a scientific age and the relationship between faith and reason.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3, IN4

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

PHLY 271G, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 3 (3)

This course studies the philosophic foundations of the modern, liberal democracy; criticisms of liberal political philosophy; and applications of these ideas to contemporary social and political issues including topics like privacy rights, welfare, just war theory, and terrorism. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN4

PHLY 281G, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 3 (3)

An introduction to the major topics in the philosophy of religion including the nature and existence of God, the problem of evil, the significance of religious experience, and the nature of religious truth. This course is cross-listed with RELG 281. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN4

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

PHLY 299, INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY 1-2 (1)

An in-depth study of specialized concepts, major figures or movements in Philosophy tailored to individual student need and interest. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Second year standing and divisional approval.

Typically Offered: Offer as required