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January 2022 Course Offerings

PHIL 101: Elementary Logic

Analysis of reasoning, deductive and inductive, designed to aid the development of critical thinking. Examples illustrating the use of logical and illogical reasoning drawn from selected exercises and current literature.

  • 301C: Larry Herzberg, 100% Online

 

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Spring 2022 Course Offerings

PHIL 105Q1: Ethics (XC)

Q1 Signature Question: Sustainability

“Analysis of the principal theories of ethics and their practical application to problems concerning the individual and society. Proposed methods of justifying moral principles will be examined. Students cannot receive credit for both PHIL 105 and PHIL 106 (the Honors version of the course)”

  • 001C: Sommer Hodson, MoWeFr 12:40PM–1:40PM, Kolf 159

PHIL 105Q2: Ethics (XC)

Q2 Signature Question: Sustainability

“Analysis of the principal theories of ethics and their practical application to problems concerning the individual and society. Proposed methods of justifying moral principles will be examined. Students cannot receive credit for both PHIL 105 and PHIL 106 (the Honors version of the course)”

  • 001C: Evan Williams, MoWeFr 9:10-10:10, Sage 3235
  • 002C: Larry Herzberg, MoWeFr 12:40-1:40, Halsey 175
  • 004C: Sommer Hodson, MoWeFr 1:50-2:50, Sage 2232

PHIL 105Q2: Ethics (XC)

Q2 Signature Question: Civic Learning

“Analysis of the principal theories of ethics and their practical application to problems concerning the individual and society. Proposed methods of justifying moral principles will be examined. Students cannot receive credit for both PHIL 105 and PHIL 106 (the Honors version of the course)”

  • 003C: Robert Wagoner, MoWeFr 1:50PM-2:50PM, Halsey 260

PHIL 206: Honors: Ethical Issues in a Diverse Society (XC)(ES)

This Honors course examines a number of moral issues that are currently debated in our society. Among those examined are ones that arise from opposing views of social justice and from differences in cultural and racial perspectives. The role of various ethical theories in clarifying these controversial moral issues is studied. Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Honors 175 and Honors College standing.

  • 001C: Laurence Carlin, MoWe 1:50PM–3:20PM, Swart 240

PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics (XC)

A survey of topics in environmental ethics. Topics may include: wilderness conservation, endangered species, hunting/agriculture, minerals/pollution, population, climate change, and others.

  • 001C: Evan Williams, TuTh 9:40AM-11:10AM, Swart 303

PHIL 231: Biomedical Ethics (XC)

An examination of ethical issues in various aspects of the life sciences and public health care such as medicine, eugenics, birth control, behavior control, experiment and consent, health care delivery, death and dying, etc.

  • 001C: Evan Williams, TuTh 8:00AM-9:30AM, Swart 303

PHIL 320: Metaphysics

An examination of fundamental ideas about what and how things exist, including possibility, causation, space, time , the mind-body relation, determinism, free will, personal identity, and so on. Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course, or Junior standing, or consent of instructor.

  • 001C: Sommer Hodson, TuTh 11:30AM-1:00PM, Halsey 202

PHIL 322: Philosophy of Language

A philosophical scrutiny of the nature and functions of language, theories of meaning, private languages, and linguistic relativity with emphasis on the writings of such influential linguistic philosophers as Wittgenstein, Ryle, Austin and others.  Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course, or Junior standing, or consent of instructor.

  • 001C: Larry Herzberg, MoWeFr 1:50PM-2:50PM, S. Polk 22

PHIL 335: Philosophy of Sex

An examination of recent philosophical views of human sexual desire and sexual activity. Questions to be addressed include: what makes a desire, activity, or pleasure sexual? How should we understand the distinction between “natural” and unnatural” sexual activities? What constitutes consent, and how does consent relate to the moral status of sexual activities? What is sexual objectification, and what should its moral status be? What are gender and sexual orientation, and in what ways, if any, are they related? In the end, should we be pessimistic or optimistic about human sexuality?

  • 001C: Larry Herzberg, TuTh 1:20PM–2:50PM, Sage 1235

PHIL 446: Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

  • 001C: Staff

PHIL 475: Philosophy Capstone

In this course, with the aid of a Capstone advisor assigned by the Philosophy Department, you will develop important research skills by revising and expanding a paper that you have already written for a previous philosophy course. The skills to be developed include the ability to search philosophy databases for journal articles related to your topic; to select the most relevant of those articles based on their abstracts; to expand previously written work using the selected material; and finally to revise, edit, and polish your philosophical writing. The end result will be a 10-15 page research paper of a quality sufficient to provide the basis of a writing sample for graduate school applications. Prerequisites: At least 27 prior credits in Philosophy, or consent of instructor.

  • 001C: Robert Wagoner

PHIL 485: Applied Ethics Certificate Capstone

This 12-credit Applied Ethics Certificate program should appeal not only to philosophy majors and minors, but also to students in STEM and pre-professional programs whose future employers may well desire to hire students that have demonstrated a commitment to learning how ethical principles apply to various “real-world” scenarios.

  • 001C: Evan Williams

 

SPRING 3 WK 2022 COURSE OFFERING

PHIL 106: Honors Ethics

 

This Honors course examines a number of moral issues that are currently debated in our society. Among those examined are ones that arise from opposing views of social justice and from differences in cultural and racial perspectives. The role of various ethical theories in clarifying these controversial moral issues is studied. Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Honors 175 and Honors College standing.

  • 371C: Larry Carlin, Study Abroad
  • 372C: Larry Carlin, Study Abroad

 

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Fall 2022 Course Offerings

PHIL 105: Ethics (XC)

“Analysis of the principal theories of ethics and their practical application to problems concerning the individual and society. Proposed methods of justifying moral principles will be examined. Students cannot receive credit for both PHIL 105 and PHIL 106 (the Honors version of the course)”

  • 001C: Evan Williams, MWF 9:10AM-10:10AM,
  • 002C: Evan Williams, MWF 10:20AM-11:20AM,

PHIL 105Q1: Ethics (XC)

Q1 Signature Question: Sustainability

“Analysis of the principal theories of ethics and their practical application to problems concerning the individual and society. Proposed methods of justifying moral principles will be examined. Students cannot receive credit for both PHIL 105 and PHIL 106 (the Honors version of the course)”

  • 001C: Sommer Hodson, MoWeFr 11:30AM–12:30PM,
  • 002C: Sommer Hodson, MoWeFr, 12:40PM-1:40PM,
  • 003C: Sommer Hodson, MoWeFr, 1:50PM-2:50PM,

PHIL 109: Introduction to Philosophy (XC)

A survey of some of the perennial problems of the human enterprise; the nature of reality, of truth, of knowledge, of beauty, of ideal political and social relationships, and of the good life; solutions to these problems offered by the best known Greek, medieval, and modern philosophers.

  • 001C: Larry Herzberg, MWF 12:40PM-1:40PM,

PHIL 110: Honors: Introduction to Philosophy (XC)

An introduction to philosophical study of perennial problems of knowledge, truth, reality, value, religion, the fine arts, ideal social and political arrangements, and the good life. Solutions to these problems offered by some of the best known figures in the history of philosophy. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with The Honors College with prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175. Students cannot earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title.

  • 001C: Larry Herzberg, MoWeFr 1:50PM–2:50PM,

PHIL 120Q1: Philosophy of Human Nature (XC)

Q1 Signature Question: Sustainability

A critical examination of different perspectives on human nature, human flourishing, and the relation between human beings and nonhuman life forms, the environment, and nature generally.

  • 001C: Robert Wagoner, TuTh 11:30AM–1:00PM,

PHIL 205: Ethical Issues in a Diverse Society (ES)(XC)

This course examines a number of moral issues that are currently debated in our society. Among those examined are ones that arise from opposing views of social justice and from difference in cultural and racial perspectives. The role of various ethical theories in clarifying these controversial moral issues is studied. Prerequisite: None.

  • 001C: Sommer Hodson, TuTh 11:30AM–1:00PM,

PHIL 231: Biomedical Ethics

An examination of ethical issues in various aspects of the life sciences and public health care such as medicine, eugenics, birth control, behavior control, experiment and consent, health care delivery, death and dying, etc.

  • 001C: Evan Williams, TuTh 9:40AM-11:10AM,

PHIL 303: Topics in the History of Philosophy

The content of this course varies by semester. It focuses on at least one of the most influential philosophers and/or philosophical concerns from a given period. Students may take it repeatedly for credit, except in the unlikely event that they have taken it before on the same topic (the satisfaction of this condition to be determined by the instructor). Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course, or Junior standing, or consent of instructor.

  • 001C: Robert Wagoner, MoWe 1:50PM–3:20PM,

PHIL 306:The Philosophy of Emotion

A survey of influential philosophical views of emotion.  Topics include “feeling-center” versus “cognitivist” theories of emotion, the relationship between emotion and other sorts of mental state, how types of emotion differ from one another, the evaluation of emotional states in terms of reasonableness or appropriateness, and the value of emotion in a human life.  Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course, or Junior standing, or consent of instructor.

  • 001C: Larry Herzberg, TuTh 1:20PM–2:50PM,

PHIL 350: Computing Ethics

This course focuses on ethical issues involved in computing in the age of the internet, including privacy, plagiarism, intellectual property rights, piracy, security, confidentiality and many other issues. We will use several moral theories to investigate these issues, and carefully analyze a professional code of ethics from a variety of perspectives. We will also discuss the logical structure of ethical arguments and positions, the quality and integrity of decisions and inferences based on data, and how important cases have shaped the legality, if not the morality, of computing in the age of the internet. Case studies will be used to further investigate these issues. Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course, or permission of the instructor.

  • 001C: Evan Williams, TuTh 8:00AM–9:30AM,

PHIL 446: Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

  • 001C: Staff

PHIL 475: Philosophy Capstone

In this course, with the aid of a Capstone advisor assigned by the Philosophy Department, you will develop important research skills by revising and expanding a paper that you have already written for a previous philosophy course. The skills to be developed include the ability to search philosophy databases for journal articles related to your topic; to select the most relevant of those articles based on their abstracts; to expand previously written work using the selected material; and finally to revise, edit, and polish your philosophical writing. The end result will be a 10-15 page research paper of a quality sufficient to provide the basis of a writing sample for graduate school applications. Prerequisites: At least 27 prior credits in Philosophy, or consent of instructor.

  • 001C: Robert Wagoner

PHIL 485: Applied Ethics Certificate Capstone

This 12-credit Applied Ethics Certificate program should appeal not only to philosophy majors and minors, but also to students in STEM and pre-professional programs whose future employers may well desire to hire students that have demonstrated a commitment to learning how ethical principles apply to various “real-world” scenarios.

  • 001C: Evan Williams

 

Click the Links Below for UW-FOND DU LAC Campus and UW-FOX CITIES Campus Schedules

UW-FOND DU LAC Campus Course Schedule  https://uwosh.edu/fdl/academics/courses/

UW-FOX CITIES Campus Course Schedule  https://uwosh.edu/fox/academics/courses/