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Philosophy

PHIL 2321 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3 Credits)

An introductory study of philosophical issues through the development and application of critical thinking skills. Prerequisites: ENGL 1313, ENGL 1314. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

PHIL 3332 - ETHICS (3 Credits)

Human action from a moral viewpoint with a survey of various theories of ethics. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321.

PHIL 3344 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION AND GOD (3 Credits)

Philosophical considerations of the conceptions of God and religion among the People of the Book (Jews, Christians and Muslims). Prerequisite: PHIL 2321.

PHIL 3346 - PHILOSOPHY OF SPORTS (3 Credits)

Study of philosophy and ethics within the context of sports. Students will examine issues such as (1) the Nature of sport, (2) Aesthetics and Sport, (3) Ethics and Sport sportsmanship, cheating, winning, violence, and performance-enhancing drugs, and (4) Sport and Society-heroism, gender, race, and the making of national identities. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321. Offered: Every other year.

PHIL 3348 - AESTHETICS/PHILOSOPHY OF ART (3 Credits)

Study of the key philosophical issues concerning the creation, interpretation, viewing, identifying, understanding, and evaluation of art. Students will be introduced to several major philosophical theories of art, including representation, expression, formalism, and contemporary approaches. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321. Offered: Every other year.

PHIL 3350 - PHILOSOPHY OF EMOTIONS (3 Credits)

Study of the importance of emotion for human agency; exploration of questions of value in making sense of emotions at a political, ethical and personal level. Students will reflect on the nature of human feelings, how and why we understand what other people feel, and how our values become involved in emotions such as guilt, fear, shame amusement, or love. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321. Offered: Every other year.

PHIL 4192-4692 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (1-6 Credits)

Advanced study of philosophy. May be repeated for credit when credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: PHIL 2321 and permission of the instructor.

PHIL 4332 - SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (3 Credits)

Philosophical analysis of various social and political theories. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321.

PHIL 4345 - CONSCIOUSNESS AND QUANTUM PHYSICS (3 Credits)

Systematic examination of some metaphysical issues related to discoveries in quantum physics and their implications for the nature of consciousness and the trajectory of evolutionary development in the universe. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321. Offered: Every other year.

PHIL 4348 - SOCIAL JUSTICE (3 Credits)

A study of some of the most prominent ethical issues in social justice in recent philosophical thinking. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321. Offered: Every other year.

PHIL 4350 - CRITICAL THINKING FOR TEACHERS (3 Credits)

Advanced work in developing the skills and practical applications of critical thinking for teaching. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321.

PHIL 4352 - ISSUES IN MULTICULTURALISM (3 Credits)

Study of some contemporary issues in political philosophy arising in culturally pluralistic societies and their implications for creating just democratic societies. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321. Offered: Every other year.

PHIL 4376 - PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES (3 Credits)

Philosophical insights as related to other areas of knowledge. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: PHIL 2321.