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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
3 Credits

Introduction to the basic study of philosophy. Among the core subjects are logic, morals and ethics and theories of knowledge and being. The study includes classical and contemporary philosophers, as well as issues such as ethnicity, abortion, sexuality and pop culture. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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PHIL 102 Moral Philosophy
3 Credits

Study of some of the basic writings on the main branches of moral philosophy. The main branches of moral philosophy - normative ethics, meta-ethics and applied ethics - are examined through readings of historical and contemporary philosophers. Two fundamental questions guide this course: what is the good life; and, how do we decide that? (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
English 12 or equivalent

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PHIL 203 Philosophy and Literature
3 Credits

An examination of the philosophical foundations of the social sciences. The course surveys the history of thought that has shaped and continues to influence the development of the social sciences, including social economic, and scientific topics, ideas of methodology and leading figures such as Comte, Marx and Weber. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
PHIL 101

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PHIL 204 Philosophy and the Social Science
3 Credits

A consideration of how philosophy and literature connect. This course emphasizes how literature is read philosophically, especially with regard to ethics. Historical and contemporary fiction is read together with theory on reading philosophically. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
PHIL 101

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PHIL 205 Philosophical Struggle in Religion
3 Credits

The course contains the arguments around the existence of God and the formation, continuation, and occasional disintegration of religion. The context is historical, contemporary, and global, examining various philosophical and cultural responses to divinity. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites
PHIL 101 or PHIL 102

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PHIL 206 Philosophy of Science
3 Credits

Prerequisites
PHIL 101 and PHIL 102

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PHIL 210 Environmental Ethics
3 Credits

This course intends to help you both pose and answer ethical questions around our relationship with the environment. From pollution to population, from traditional knowledge to bioengineering, from animal rights to human rights, we will investigate our problematic history and current status to see how we can help prevent further damage to the planet and enable future generations to recover from our mounting crisis. Relying on historical and contemporary philosophical arguments around justice and human rights, we will attach their claims to our ecological arguments.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101

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