Philosophy

Courses

PHIL& 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Credits 5

Examination of central issues from each major branch of philosophy. Emphasis on understanding and evaluating diverse answers to philosophical questions about human knowledge, existence, and moral values. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

PHIL& 115: Critical Thinking

Credits 5

Study of informal logic. Emphasis on methods for identifying arguments, detecting common fallacies, and applying principles of correct inductive reasoning. Designed to improve rational thinking skills as applied to both belief and action. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

PHIL& 120: Symbolic Logic

Credits 5

Introduction to first-order symbolic logic. Topics include symbolizing, truth tables, truth trees, proofs for sentence and predicate logic with identity, conditional and indirect proof, and invalidating interpretations. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences)

PHIL 130: Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues

Credits 5

Introduction to moral theory and its application to contemporary moral issues. Potential topics include nihilism, relativism, utilitarianism, Kant, legal punishment, distributive justice, terrorism, abortion, animal rights, and euthanasia. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)