Philosophy Course Descriptions
PHIL 200B. INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
(Credit, 3 hours) Introduction to philosophic ideas, problems, and methods through a study of major philosophers and the systems of philosophy.
PHIL 210B. INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
Study of traditional logic emphasizing any combination of the study of critical thinking principles, various domains of reasoning, natural deduction in syllogism, sentential logic, validation techniques, and fallacy detection.
PHIL 220B. ETHICS
Study of ethical principles through focus on moral deliberation, moral criteria, the concept of goodness, and the relation of ethical theories to life situations.
PHIL 230B. PLATO
Introduction to Plato’s theories concerning any of the following, but not limited to, his theory of ideas, knowledge, virtue, and immortality through selected readings of his major writings.
PHIL 353B. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
A philosophical evaluation of religious beliefs and themes such as but not limited to: the concept of God; the problem of sin, the problem of evil, immortality of the soul, and the relation between God, humanity, and the physical world as well as possible philosophical attention to other non-Abrahamic wisdom traditions.
PHIL 415B. AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
Survey of the development of American philosophy from Jonathan Edwards to John Dewey and his contemporaries.
PHIL 426B. AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
This course is a sample of various African American philosophers and theologians as the Black intellectual tradition develops in the New World.