PHI 1010 (CI, PL): Introduction to Philosophy.  Cr. 3-4.

A survey of some major questions that have occupied philosophers throughout history, such as Does God exist? What is a good person? Do we have free will? What can we really know? Course will acquaint students with major figures both historical and contemporary.

PHI 1020 (CI, PL): Honors Introduction to Philosophy.  Cr. 3-4.

Open only to Honors students. See PHI 1010 for description.

PHI 1050 (CT): Critical Thinking.  Cr. 3.

Knowledge and skills relevant to the critical evaluation of claims and arguments. Topics will include: the formulation and identification of deductively and inductively warranted conclusions from available evidence; the assessment of the strengths of arguments; the assessment of consistency, inconsistency, implications, and equivalence among statements; the identification of fallacious patters of inference; and the recognition of explanatory relations among statements.

PHI 1070 (QE): Reasoning and Decision. Cr. 3.

Students develop quantitative reasoning skills such as statistical analysis and probalistic reasoning.

PHI 1100 (CI, DEI, PL): Contemporary Moral Issues.  Cr. 3 (Max. 9).

A critical discussion of contemporary moral issues including pornography, adultery, incest,, and homosexuality; abortion; preferential treatment; obligations to the poor; capital punishment; terrorism; ethics in the professions.

PHI 1110 (CI, DEI, PL)  Ethical Issues in Health Care.  Cr. 3.

A survey of moral issues that arise in the practice of medicine and in pursuit of medical knowledge: abortion, euthanasia, experimentation on human subjects, informed consent, rights to health care, genetic engineering, the concepts of death, health, and disease.

PHI 1120 (CI, PL) Professional Ethics. Cr. 3

No credit after PHI 1110. Critical examination of moral issues in the workplace, including: discrimination and preferential treatment, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing, privacy and disclosure, corporate social responsibility. (T)

 PHI 1130 (CI, PL) Environmental Ethics. Cr. 3

Is the natural world something to be valued in itself, or is its value exhausted by the uses human beings derive
from it? This course introduces students to some of the major views on the subject, anthropocentric (human-
centered), and non-anthropocentric. (Y)

PHI 1200 (CI, PL): Life and Death. Cr. 3

This course introduces students to some central philosophical and religious questions about life and death, and to the philosophical enterprise of answering these questions through reasoning and argument. What is it to be alive, and to die? Do we cease to exist when we die, or might we continue to exist in an afterlife following our deaths? Should we fear or regret the fact that we will die someday, or should we be indifferent to it? Why is killing wrong? Is it always wrong to prevent a life from beginning, or to help someone bring his or her own life to an end? What, if anything, makes a life meaningful? We will study the ways in which these questions are raised and answered in a selection of classic and contemporary works of philosophy and literature.

PHI 1500 (CI, DEI): Race, Sex, and Religion. Cr. 3

An examination of contemporary ethical issues and controversies involving race, sex, religion, and related topics such as gender identity, class, economic injustice, immigration, and sexual orientation.

 


 

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