Philosophy Courses

PHIL 331 - GLB/US-History of Philosophy I
Hours: 3
Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance philosophy. Greek philosophy from the beginnings (Thales, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, the Atomists, Empedocles, Anaxagoras) to Plato's and Aristotle's rationalism, Epicure, the Stoics, and the Skeptics. Satisfies Humanities option of University Studies. Prerequisite: ENG 1302

PHIL 332 - US-History of Philosophy II
Hours: 3
History of Philosophy II. Three semester hours. From the Age of Reason to the present, this course may include Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Comte, Nietzsche, Bergson, and Husserl. Satisfies Humanities option of University Studies. Prerequisite: ENG 1302

PHIL 360 - US-General Ethics
Hours: 3
General Ethics. Three semester hours. Theories concerning the nature of the good life, human conduct in society, value judgments, ethical standards, and current ethical issues. Satisfies Humanities option of University Studies. Prerequisite: ENG 1302

PHIL 362 - US-Aesthetics
Hours: 3
Aesthetics. Three semester hours. (2, odd years) Analysis of aesthetic experience. Problems of "taste" and evaluation in music, literature, painting, architecture, etc. Satisfies Humanities option of University Studies. Prerequisite: ENG 1302

PHIL 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. Three or four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

PHIL 490 - H Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Honors Thesis.

PHIL 491 - H Ind Honors Readings
Hours: 3
Individual Honors Readings.

PHIL 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. Three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

PHIL 1301 - GLB/US-Intro to Philosophy
Hours: 3
A general introduction to critical thinking and logic. Study of basic questions of existence and knowledge. Satisfies Humanities option of University Studies. Prerequisite: ENG 1302

PHIL 2303 - GLB/US-Logic
Hours: 3
An introduction to nonformal logic and argumentation theory. The course emphasizes clear analysis of written arguments, common fallacies of reasoning, major types of arguments, and the relationships of argument principles to variant argument fields. Prerequisite: ENG 1302.