Department of Philosophy

Courses

Fall 2016

Lower Division

Table of courses, times, days and faculty for lower division
Course Number Course Title Instructor Day Time
PHIL 1010 Introduction to Logic Different Faculty    
PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics Different Faculty    
PHIL 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences Different Faculty    
PHIL 1040 Business Ethics Different Faculty    
PHIL 1070 Art, Value, and Society Gorodeisky TR 2:00&3:30
PHIL 1080 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion Hill TR 8:00-1:45
PHIL 1090 Philosophy of Race and Gender Mayer TR 9:30-3:15
PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy Different Faculty    
PHIL 1017 Honors Logic Lockhart MWF 9:00&10:00
PHIL 1027 Honors Ethics Different Faculty    

Upper Division

Table of courses, times, days and faculty for upper division
Course Number Course Title Instructor Day Time
PHIL 2970 Gateway Seminar Gorodeisky TR 2:00
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion Jolley MWF 2:00
PHIL 3330 Ancient Philosophy J. Lockhart TR 9:30
PHIL 3640 Philosophy of Law Marcus TR 12:30
PHIL 4970 Special Topics: I, You, We: the Self, Self-Knowledge, and the Second Person Hamawaki TR 11:00

Spring 2016

Lower Division

Table of courses, times, days and faculty for lower division
Course Number Course Title Instructor Day Time
PHIL 1010 Introduction to Logic Different Faculty    
PHIL 1020 Introduction to Ethics Different Faculty    
PHIL 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences Different Faculty    
PHIL 1040 Business Ethics Different Faculty    
PHIL 1050 Intro to Political Philosophy Mayer MWF 9,10,11,&12
PHIL 1070 Art, Value, and Society Gorodeisky TR 9:30&11:00
PHIL 1090 Philosophy of Race and Gender Suhler MWF 8,9,10&11
PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy Different Faculty    
PHIL 1017 Honors Logic Jolley MWF 10:00 AM
PHIL 1027 Honors Ethics Different Faculty    
PHIL 1037 Honors Ethics and Health Sci. Bronzo MWF 11:00 AM

Upper Division

Table of courses, times, days and faculty for upper division
Course Number Course Title Instructor Day Time
PHIL 2970 Gateway Seminar: Death Shelley MWF 10:00 AM
PHIL 3100 Intermediate Ethics J.Lockhart TR 2:00 PM
PHIL 3110 Symbolic Logic Rohrbaugh TR 11:00 AM
PHIL 3360 History of Early Analytic Jolley MWF 01:00 PM
PHIL 3510 Philosophy of Science Shech TR 12:30 PM
PHIL 3970 Aristotle and Kant in Conversation Gorodeisky TR 2:00 PM

List of All Departmental Courses

Table of departmental courses, names, and descriptions
Course Number Course Name Description
PHIL 1010 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC (3). LEC. 3. Philosophy Core. Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy and selected inductive inferences.
PHIL 1017 HONORS LOGIC (3). LEC. 3. Pr., membership in the Honors College. Philosophy Core. Basic logical principles and applications: definition, informal fallacies, categorical logic, elementary propositional logic, analogy and selected inductive inferences.
PHIL 1020 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (3). LEC. 3. Philosophy Core. Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.
PHIL 1027 HONORS ETHICS (3). LEC. 3. Pr., membership in the Honors College. Philosophy Core. Major ethical theories from the history of philosophy, their foundations in epistemology and metaphysics, and their extension into social thought.
PHIL 1030 ETHICS AND THE HEALTH SCIENCES (3). LEC. 3. Philosophy Core. Ethical inquiry into such major issues as abortion, eugenics, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, health-care delivery methods, and informed consent.
PHIL 1037 HONORS ETHICS AND THE HEALTH SCIENCES (3). LEC. 3. Pr., membership in the Honors College. Philosophy Core. Ethical inquiry into such major issues as abortion, eugenics, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, health-care delivery methods, and informed consent.
PHIL 1040 BUSINESS ETHICS (3). LEC. 3. Philosophy Core. Types of ethical theory; application to such normative issues in commerce as advertising, management, and business abroad.
PHIL 1050 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Principal theories and thinkers in political philosophy from antiquity to present.
PHIL 1060 PHILOSOPHY EAST AND WEST Principal thinkers and theories in four philosophical traditions: Indian, Chinese, European, and Arabic.
PHIL 1070 ART, VALUE, AND SOCIETY Principal thinkers and theories exploring the relation between artistic value and the extra-artistic values of the societies that house the arts.
PHIL 1080 INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION This class examines major issues in the philosophy of religion, often including God's existence, the relation between reason and faith, religious epistemology and language.
PHIL 1090 PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND GENDER An introduction to philosophical issues associated with race and gender, often including the role of biology and social construction, the nature of prejudice, and questions about justice and redress.
PHIL 1100 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3). LEC. 3. The methods of philosophical inquiry and an examination of selected philosophical topics.
PHIL 3050 AESTHETICS (3). LEC. 3. Modern and contemporary theories of the nature of art.
PHIL 3100 INTERMEDIATE ETHICS (3). LEC. 3. Pr., PHIL 100-1999. (Area 1) An overview of contemporary questions and positions in ethics. Topics may include moral realism, the rationality of moral action, subjectivisim and non-cognitivism, naturalim, and various theories of practical reason.
PHIL 3110 SYMBOLIC LOGIC (3). LEC. 3. Pr., PHIL 1010 or departmental approval. Propositional logic and predicate logic through relations: natural language and logic; some philosophical problems in logic.
PHIL 3300 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (3). LEC. 3. Nature religion, religious language, religious knowledge, religious theories of humanity and evil, examines arguments for the existence of God and immortality of soul.
PHIL 3330 HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY I: ANCIENT AND EARLY MEDIEVAL (3). LEC. 3. Philosophic thought from the Pre-Socratics through Aquinas, emphasizing Plato and Aristotle.
PHIL 3340 HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY II: LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY (3). LEC. 3. Philosophical thought from Occam to Kant emphasizing major thinkers.
PHIL 3350 HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY III: RECENT AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY (3). LEC. 3. Various representatives of the major philosophical trends during these periods.
PHIL 3400 MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (3). LEC. 3. Philosophical thought from late antiquity through the Middle Ages. Emphasis on Plotinus, Islamic thinkers, Augustine, Abelard, Anselm and Thomas Aquinas.
PHIL 3500 EPISTEMOLOGY (3). LEC. 3. The origin, nature, kinds, and validity of knowledge with a consideration of faith, intuition, belief, opinion, certainty and probability.
PHIL 3520 PRAGMATISM (3). LEC. 3. Emphasis on Peirce, James and Dewey. Some philosophical issues examined from a pragmatic viewpoint.
PHIL 3540 PHILOSOPHY OF MIND (3). LEC. 3. Classical and modern texts on the phenomenology of consciousness and mind-body problems.
PHIL 3550 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE (3). LEC. 3. A survey of contemporary philosophical discussions of the nature of language.
PHIL 3600 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (3). LEC. 3. The political thought of both classical and contemporary thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Spencer, Marx, Rawls, and Nozick.
PHIL 3640 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW (3). LEC. 3. The function of law including judicial reasoning, ground of authority, natural law, legal responsibility, punishment, civil disobedience, and the relation of law to ethics.
PHIL 3660 APPLIED ETHICS (3). LEC. 3. Advanced philosophical study of the ethical issues that arise in such intellectual endeavors as medicine, law, business, military science, engineering, etc.
PHIL 3700 METAPHYSICS (3). LEC. 3. A critical analysis of such topics as monism and pluralism, freedom and determinism, realism and nominalism and the mind-body problem.
PHIL 3740 EXISTENTIALISM (3). LEC. 3. Selected works of such authors as Kierkegaard, Neitzsche, Sartre, Jaspers, and Heidegger.
PHIL 3970 SPECIAL TOPICS (3). LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Topics vary. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
PHIL 4500 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (3). LEC. 3. Empirical meaning, verifiability, measurement, probability, causality and determinism.
PHIL 4540 PHENOMENOLOGY (3). LEC. 3. The phenomenological method and its application in the works of William James, Husserl, Heidegger, Sarte, and Merleau-Ponty.
PHIL 4620 MODERN ETHICAL THEORIES (3). LEC. 3. Recent analyses of the meanings, presuppositions, and problems of ethical terms and judgments.
PHIL 4700 PLATO (3). LEC. 3. Plato’s Methodology, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political theory.
PHIL 4750 ARISTOTLE (3). LEC. 3. Aristotle’s logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political theory, psychology.
PHIL 4780 KANT AND TRANSCENDENTAL IDEALISM (3). LEC. 3. The philosophy of Kant in particular but also of the early Fichte and Schelling and of neo-Kantians.
PHIL 4960 READINGS IN PHILOSOPHY (1-6). IND. Departmental approval. Specific reading programs on a particular philosopher, period or problem. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
PHIL 4967 READINGS FOR HONORS IN PHILOSOPHY (1-3). IND. Pr., membership in the Honors College, departmental approval. Reading programs on a philosopher, period or problem. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
PHIL 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-3). IND. Pr., enrollment in Honors College. Senior thesis for students in the university Honors College. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
PHIL 5950 SEMINAR (1-3). SEM. Pr., departmental approval. The content will vary from movements of thought to an intensive study of one of the great thinkers. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Last Updated: August 04, 2016