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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, MWF, 11:30AM–12:30PM
  • 002C: Sommer Hodson, MWF, 12:40PM-1:40PM
  • 003C: Sommer Hodson, MWF, 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, MWF, 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
  • 001C: Robert Wagoner, MWF, 9:10AM-10:10AM

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 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
  • oo2C: 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

 

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Spring 2023 Course Offerings

PHIL 101: Elementary Logic (XC)

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.

  • 001C: Larry Herzberg, MWF 1:5oPM-2:50PM

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, MWF 11:30AM–12:30PM

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. Can only take one of these courses for credit – Phil 105, Phil 105Q1, Phil 105Q2, or Phil 106 (the Honors version of the course).

  • 001C: Larry Herzberg, MWF, 12:40PM-1:40PM
  • 002C: Robert Wagoner, MWF, 1:50PM-2:50PM
  • 003C: Evan Williams, MWF, 9:10AM-10:10AM
  • 004C: Evan Williams, MWF, 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: Sommer Hodson, MWF, 12:4oPM-1:40PM

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: Robert Wagoner, MWF, 11:30AM-12:30PM

PHIL 207: Philosophy of Religion (XC)

A critical examination of such problems as the nature of religion, the existence of evil, the existence of God; the nature of religious knowledge, and the relation of reason to religious faith.

  • oo1C: Larry Herzberg, TuTh, 1:20PM-2:50PM

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 78:00AM-9:30AM

PHIL 327: Philosophy of Mind

A study of the nature of the mind and its philosophical implications: What is the relationship between mind and body? What is the relevance of scientific investigations for philosophical questions about ‘mental’ phenomena? How is the study of mind and consciousness essential to philosophy itself since the time of Plato? Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course, or Junior standing, or consent of instructor.

  • oo1C: Sommer Hodson, TuTh, 11:30AM-1:00PM

PHIL 345: Philosophy of Law

An examination of philosophical issues centering on law–to include topics such as the origin and nature of law, truth and legal interpretation, the role of evidence in legal determinations, the moral justification of legal punishment and coercion, fairness and the law, and the relations between moral and legal rights and duties. Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course, or Junior standing, or consent of instructor.

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

 

 

 

 

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