Philosophy (PHIL)

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
PHIL&101 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Some of the great themes and major figures of Western philosophy. [HA, SE]

CRITICAL THINKING
PHIL&115 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

An informal, non-symbolic introduction to logic and critical thinking emphasizing real-life examples, natural language applications, and the informal logical fallacies. [SE]

TRADITIONAL LOGIC
PHIL&117 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 093 or 095 or 096, or eligibility for college level math, or equivalent placement demonstrated is required.

Focus on sentence logic with proofs and Aristotelian logic with Venn Diagrams. Includes formulation of propositions, logical inference, syllogisms (categorical, hypothetical, etc.), and fallacies. [SE]

SYMBOLIC LOGIC
PHIL&120 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 093 or 095 or 096, or eligibility for college level math, or equivalent placement demonstrated is required.

Rigorous examination of logical theory emphasizing modern symbolic or formal logic, including truth-functional logic, propositional logic with proofs, predicate logic with quantifiers and proofs. Applications include computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy. Cannot receive credit for both PHIL 106 and 120. [HA,Q,SE]

INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 215 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Introduction to ancient Western philosophy from its Greek roots, through its development in Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and to its adaptions into Christian thought, with special emphasis of Augustine and Aquinas. [HA, SE]

INTRODUCTION TO EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 216 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Introduction to selected great thinkers and ideas of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including the collapse of the medieval synthesis leading to the rise of the modern scientific mentality, followed by an examination of the philosophical struggle between the rationalism and the empiricism. [HA, SE]

INTRODUCTION TO LATE MODERN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 217 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Selected major thinkers and ideas of the nineteenth and twentieth century, including Kant and Hegel. Focus on various philosophical movements related to Kant and Hegel: existentialism, process philosophy, Marx, Schopenhauer, positivism, and the pragmatism. [HA, SE]

ETHICS
PHIL 240 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Theories of morality from ancient times to the present, with attention to both practical and theoretical issues. The relationship between ethics and other areas of philosophy. [HA, SE]

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
PHIL 251 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Exploration of the nature of the religious experience, the difficulties inherent in the use of religious language, the classical proofs for the existence of God, the relationship between faith and reason, and the problem of evil. [HA, SE]

SELECTED TOPICS
PHIL 280 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Varying topics in philosophy, as listed in the term class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [HA, SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
PHIL 290 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Completion of two philosophy courses and consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [HA, GE]

ETHICS IN MANAGEMENT
PHIL 420 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Examines the role of ethics and social responsibility in the management of public and private sectors of organizations and businesses. Theoretical concepts in business ethics will be applied to real-world situations based on challenges managers face. An emphasis on contemporary trends and corporate responsibilities with respect to ethical, legal, economic, regulatory conditions, and the needs of stakeholders in the global marketplace will be included. Case studies will be used to explore real-world ethical and social responsibility situations. [HA]