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Philosophy

200. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
(Credit, 3 hours)  Introduction to philosophic ideas, problems, and methods through a study of major philosophers and the systems of philosophy.

210. INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC 
(Credit, 3 hours)  Study of traditional logic emphasizing syllogistic theory, validation techniques, and fallacy detection. Includes introduction to elementary symbolic logic, such as truth-tables, sentential calculus, and quantification theory.

220. ETHICS
(Credit, 3 hours). Study of ethical principles through focus on moral deliberation, moral criteria, the concept of goodness, and the relation of ethical principles to life situations.

230. PLATO
(Credit, 3 hours)  Introduction to Plato's theories of ideas, knowledge, palatial thought, virtue, and immortality through selected readings of his major writings.

353. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 
(Credit, 3 hours) Consideration of basic religious issues such as the concept of God; the problems of sin, evil, and immortality; and the relations between God, man, and the physical world.

415. AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY 
(Credit, 3 hours)  Survey of the development of American philosophy from Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey and his contemporaries.

426. AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 
(Credit, 3 hours) Study of origins, developments, and current philosophic and religious theories and practices of African Americans

Note: A minor is offered in Philosophy. Consult the department for details.