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Philosophy

PHIL 243


An Introduction to Philosophy


Course Description

Designed to familiarize the student with philosophy as a foundation for life, this course provides an introduction to questions in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy and the philosophy of religion. Classical and modern philosophers from Western, Asian, African and Native American traditions are presented. Critical thinking and an application of theory to contemporary issues are emphasized.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the roles, aims, and divisions of philosophy with a view as to how they shape life decisions and directions.
  • Apply a critical thinking process to the student's positions on issues.
  • Evaluate the issues with which the student is confronted.
  • Identify some of the age- old philosophical questions and the responses of major philosophical figures to these questions.
  • Identify the contributions of feminist philosophy as well as the philosophies of Eastern, African and Native American cultures.
  • Assess the philosophical base for positions and development on a variety of personal and societal norms, values and political structures.
  • Explain how one's metaphysical and epistemological framework affects the positions a person takes on a variety of life issues.
  • Analyze various classic philosophical views and arguments.
  • Relate various classic philosophical views to modern day issues.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2015

 243111953Intro Philosophy 3Fick D 27/28/0Open
M 05:30PM-09:08PMLA425
 243112433Intro Philosophy Online3Huston M$30.0025/31/0Open

PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/12/2015

 243111900Intro Philosophy 3Wakefield B 12/28/0Open
M W 01:30PM-02:50PMLA425
 243111901Intro Philosophy 3Kirschenheiter T 8/28/0Open
T R 08:00AM-09:20AMLA425
 243111902Intro Philosophy 3Wakefield B 15/28/0Open
W 10:00AM-12:54PMLA425
 243111903Intro Philosophy 3Wakefield B 19/28/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA425
 243111906Intro Philosophy 3Mileo J 10/28/0Open
M 10:00AM-12:54PMLA425
 243111951Intro Philosophy 3Fick D 26/28/0Open
W 06:00PM-08:54PMLA425
 243112398Intro Philosophy Online3Huston M$30.0028/31/0Open
 243112431Intro Philosophy Online3Mileo J$30.007/31/0Open
 243112937Intro Philosophy Online3Mileo J$30.0026/31/0Open
 243216281Intro Philosophy 3Mileo J 16/31/0Open
R 06:00PM-08:54PMRC695
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