Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY 100: INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (HAP)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Examination of some of the central issues and speculative theories in the philosophical tradition.

PHILOSOPHY 110: INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC (MQR)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Introduction to the informal techniques of critical thought and the formal analysis of argument structure.

PHILOSOPHY 115: INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (HAP)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Examination of fundamental moral questions, such as the best way of life, the relation between happiness and moral excellence, and the nature of ethical reasoning, as treated by major philosophers.

PHILOSOPHY 120: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (HAP)

Fall or Spring. Credit, four hours. This course is an introduction to the central concepts in social and political philosophy, such as liberty, equality, justice, and fairness.

PHILOSOPHY 200: ANCIENT GREEK AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (HSC)

TBA. Credit, four hours. No prerequisites, but is more suitable for sophomores. This course will introduce principal figures and topics in ancient Greek and medieval philosophy.

PHILOSOPHY 202: RENAISSANCE AND MODERN PHILOSOPHY (HSC)

TBA. Credit, four hours. No prerequisites, but is more suitable for sophomores. This course will introduce principal figures and topics in Renaissance and modern philosophy.

PHILOSOPHY 204: NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (HSC)

TBA. Credit, four hours. No prerequisites but this class is more suitable for sophomores or students who have taken English 185. This course will introduce principal figures and topics in nineteenth and twentieth-century philosophy.

PHILOSOPHY 220: HISTORY OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (HSC)

TBA. Credit, three hours. Key figures and concepts in the history of the philosophical subdiscipline of political philosophy. Students will read texts dating from the ancient world to important works in the 20th century.

PHILOSOPHY 282R: DIRECTED STUDY

TBA. Variable credit, one to four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Independent reading and research under the direction of a faculty member.

PHILOSOPHY 285R: SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (HAP)

TBA. Credit, three hours.

PHILOSOPHY 300: ISSUES IN METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY (HAP)

TBA. Credit, three hours. Students will study two systematic areas of philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology. They will examine a range of texts and positions in those subdisciplines, and they will gain an understanding of how they have evolved historically.

PHILOSOPHY 317: ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS (HAP)

Every other year. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy. This course considers advanced topics in environmental ethics.

PHILOSOPHY 382R: TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (HAP)

On demand. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Varies depending on topic. Intensive study of a special problem or a set of related problems in philosophy. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.