Philosophy Course Descriptions
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy ... 3
Introduction to philosophical inquiry and historically important philosophical ideas by exploring issues discussed by classical and/or modern philosophers.
PHL 102 Introduction to Logic ... 3
Study of techniques and methods for identifying, classifying, clarifying, and evaluating various kinds of reasoning and related uses of language.
PHL 160 Ethics ... 3
Introductory survey of classical and contemporary theories in field of ethics. Questions considered regarding ideal moral life, nature of good and evil, principles for distinguishing right from wrong, and ethical relativism versus objectivism. Discusses selected moral dilemmas of modern living.
PHL 201 World Religion ... 3
Introduction to basic doctrines and stories of seven major religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
PHL 260 Reason and Religion ... 3
Prerequisites: ENG 101
Introduction to Western philosophy of religion. Topics include the character and reliability of religious experience, arguments for and against God?s existence, the meaningfulness of religious language, the problem of evil, and life after death.
PHL 290 Topics in Philosophy ... 3
Seminar style course reflecting specializations in fields of philosophy. Titles may include: The Modern and the Postmodern, Democracy and Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism, and Aesthetics.