PHI112-001

Ethics Of Health Care

This course provides the student with an introduction to the basic concepts of contemporary Western medical ethics. The focus is the delivery of these concepts will be through the case method using practical examples and illustrations. Prerequisite: EN 101 / 1 class hour. 1 credit.

PHI130-001

Introduction To Philosophy

This course provides the student with an introduction to six major issues in philosophy. Although the course is essentially an "isms" course, there is substantial and focused emphasis on historical development. In every section of the course, original source materials are read and used. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

PHI131-001

Logic

This course is an introduction to the principles of logic. It is designed for students who wish to develop their habits of thinking clearly and logically in the everyday world as well as in specialized areas such as science and technology. Although there will be some coverage of informal logic, the thrust of the course will be on formal logic including the following topics: deduction and syllogistic logic, symbolic logic, and induction and scientific method. Prerequisite: ENL101 or PHI130 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts (or) Behavioral or Social Science general education requirement.

PHI160-001

Three Great Thinkers

Students in this course will engage in a critical examination of a number of contemporary seminal ideas central to the human experience of both Eastern and Western thinkers. Students will study the writings of three major thinkers in the history of ideas. The three will be announced before pre-registration each semester and will vary from semester to semester, so the course will never be the same. Students will explore the ideas in the course for internal consistency and for the historical contexts in which they arose, as well as the actual consequences those ideas have had in human affairs. Prerequisite: ENL101 and a previous philosophy course / 3 credits; may be repeated once. Offered: Varies. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts (or) Behavioral or Social Science general education requirement.

PHI201-001

Existentialism

This course provides the student with a comprehensive analysis of the multifaceted view toward life which has come to be known as existentialism. Social, moral, legal, religious, literary, as well as epistemological and metaphysical aspects of the existentialistic point of view, are considered. Prerequisite: ENL101 or PHI130 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts (or) Behavioral or Social Science general education requirement.

PHI210-001

Ethics

This course provides a rigorous and thorough examination of the major ethical theories in the history of Western philosophy, covering the work of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Hobbes, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Mill, Marx, Kierkegaard, Sartre, Ayer, and contemporary writers such as Callahan, Raz, Rawls, Nozick, and Frankl. The early part of the course is a study of metaethics and of the terminology used in doing ethical analysis. The body of the course involves the study of five major theories of normative ethics: natural law theories, social contract theories, duty-based (deontological) theories, utilitarian (teleological) theories, and existentialist theories. Skeptical alternatives to these theories will also be considered. In the last month of the semester, each student is expected to focus on a project dealing with a specific ethical theory or problem area. Prerequisite: ENL101 or PHI130 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Summer. Satisfies a Hu

PHI241-001

Selected Topics in Philosophy

This course will serve as a vehicle to either deepen students' knowledge of subjects addressed in Philosophy introductory courses or explore issues outside the traditional curriculum. Prerequisite: Any introductory level Philosophy course / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Varies