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Courses

PHIL 200
Christian Ethics
4 credits

Examination of contemporary social-ethical issues in light of Christian ethical principles, derived from scripture, church history, and the history of philosophy. Co-listed as RELG 200. Offered: Fall.

PHIL 241
Introduction to Philosophy
4 credits

Examination of perennial questions and problems of life that have inspired philosophical investigation over the past 2,500 years.

PHIL 301
History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
4 credits

Survey and examination of salient and influential ideas and representatives of the history of philosophy from pre-Socratic philosophers through the medieval period, presenting the significance and historical context of philosophical concerns. Offered: Fall.

PHIL 302
History of Philosophy: Modern and Contemporary
4 credits

Survey and examination of salient and influential ideas and representatives of the history of philosophy from the 17th century to the present, including the significance and historical context of philosophical concerns. Offered: Spring.

PHIL 311
Philosophy of Religion
4 credits

Investigation of philosophical issues in religious thought, including such issues as proofs and disproves of God’s existence, the meaning of religious language, truth-claims in different religions, and related matters. Co-listed as RELG 311. Offered: Fall, on rotation.

PHIL 314
Philosophical Ethics
4 credits

Exploration of fundamental bases of morality by presenting and examining the salient features of virtue, duty, utilitarian ethics, and Divine Command ethics. Offered: Fall, on rotation.

PHIL 321
Existentialism
4 credits

Introduction to philosophical, theological, and literary aspects of such themes as human existence, anxiety, the individual in society, dread, and other issues. Offered: Spring, on rotation.

PHIL 328
Metaphysics
4 credits

Introduction to and examination of the philosophical study of the nature of reality, time, personal identity, consciousness, freedom, and other related issues. Offered: Spring, on rotation.

PHIL 330
Medical Ethics
4 credits

Introduction to the ethical issues in health care, medical research, and public policy, with ethical analyses of such issues as euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell therapies, medical research on patients, abortion, in vitro fertilization, cloning, and the natural and civil rights to health care. Offered: Spring, on rotation.

PHIL 351
Logic
4 credits

Introduction to basic principles of correct reasoning, presenting criteria for sound, informal arguments and valid, deductive arguments. Offered: Spring.

PHIL 491
Readings in Philosophy
1 credit

Offered: As needed.

PHIL 492
Readings in Philosophy
2 credits

Offered: As needed.

PHIL 493
Readings in Philosophy
3 credits

Offered: As needed.

PHIL 494
Readings in Philosophy
4 credits

Offered: As needed.

PHIL 498
Seminar
4 credits

Correlation of the various studies within the philosophy major, focusing on a senior assessment paper or subject. Offered: Spring.