Philosophy

Courses

PHL 1001. Introduction To Philosophy. 3 hrs.

An introduction to the major types of philosophical thought and the central problems of philosophy (e.g. human nature, political philosophy, the nature of morality, philosophy of religion) as presented through classical and contemporary reading selections. IAI: H4 900.

PHL 1002. Ethics. 3 hrs.

This course examines moral principles and moral issues. The course focuses upon the nature and the ground of moral obligation. It introduces major ethical systems and tests those against selected contemporary moral problems. IAI: H4 904.

PHL 1003. Philosophy of Religion. 3 hrs.

A rational examination of the nature and content of religious belief through an examination of such issues as the relation of reason to faith, the existence and nature of God, religious experience, and the occurrence of evil. IAI: H4 905.

PHL 1005. Logic. 3 hrs.

A study of the methods and principles used to recognize, analyze, and evaluate arguments. The course focuses on recognizing and evaluating sources of knowledge, identifying sources of biased reasoning, learning formal and informal methods of evaluating arguments, analyzing language and imagery used in argumentation, and recognizing fallacies and biases in everyday reasoning. IAI: H4 906.

PHL 1013. Comparative Religions. 3 hrs.

This course examines and compares several of the major religious traditions around the world, with an emphasis on identifying historical connections, common themes and theoretical differences among them. May include treatments of the nature of religion, the relation of religion to culture, or problems arising from religious diversity. IAI: H5 904N.