Philosophy Course Descriptions
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.
(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.
(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