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PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits

Prerequisites: ENG 101 recommended Studies basic problems in different areas of philosophy such as ethics, political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology.

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PHIL102 Critical Thinking & Reasoning 3 Credits

Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion.

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PHIL114 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits

Introduces symbolic logic. Studies the principles of correct reasoning, using the symbolic techniques of propositional calculus and basic quantifier calculus.

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PHIL135 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits

Provides an introduction to representative classical ethical theories.

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PHIL145 Religion in American Life 3 Credits

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PHIL200 Judeo-Christian Tradition 3 Credits

Studies the major religious philosophic beliefs found in the Old and New Testaments along with the way these concepts were modified in post-biblical cosmology.

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PHIL203 Introduction to Existentialism 3 Credits

Reviews readings from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Sarte, Heidegger. An examination of the existentialist concepts: "being" and "nonbeing," "estrangement," "dread," "anxiety" and "freedom."

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PHIL204 Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy 3 Credits

Reviews the late 19th century movements as basis for the study of 20th century developments in thought from Nietzsche through existentialism, neopositivism, and American naturalism.

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PHIL207 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 Credits

Provides readings and discussion of theories concerning the nature of society and political structure from classical and contemporary philosophers.

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PHIL210 World Religions 3 Credits

Prerequisites: ENG 101 recommended Examines the main moral and religious views of world religions.

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PHIL224 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science 3 Credits

Studies philosophical problems and implications of historical and contemporary scientific inquiry, e.g. the nature of laws, theories, explanations, scientific revolutions, values, relations of science and society.

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PHIL245 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: ENG 101 Explores topical questions in practical ethics, e.g., war and terrorism, world hunger, abortion, racial discrimination, gender roles, the environment from a multicultural perspective.

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PHIL299 Special Topics: Philosophy 1 Credits