Philosophy (PHI) courses
PHI 105 Logic, Language and Argumentation
An evaluation of argument with emphasis on the nature of language, inductive and deductive reasoning, and the development of practical applications of logic.
PHI 106 Elements of Symbolic Logic
An introduction to the use of symbolic techniques to represent and evaluate arguments from everyday usage. There is an emphasis upon the student's development of an understanding of the methods and concepts of present day logic.
PHI 110 Introduction to PhilosophyPrerequisite(s):Appropriate placement score or completion of IDS 150.
This course explores various ways of understanding the human self and its relation to the world. Through a consideration of what can be known, what is worth valuing, what reality is, and what the nature of the Self may be, the course deals with central themes that arise from the human quest for deeper self-understanding. Additional course work will be required for the students taking this as an Honors course, and a 'B' grade or higher must be earned in order for the student to receive an Honors designation.
PHI 115 Introduction to EthicsPrerequisite(s): ENG 110.
This course examines ethical principles and theories in relation to contemporary moral issues (e.g. euthanasia, capital punishment, economic justice, environmental issues, world hunger). Through a consideration of the foundations of ethical philosophy, the course will examine the origins of ethical principles, how the varying ideas compare and contrast with each other, and how these ideas are applicable in a contemporary society.
PHI 197 Perspectives in Philosophy
A variable content course designed to explore the philosophical significance of issues of cultural, social, or individual importance. Students should consult the registration schedule to determine the topic to be covered in a given semester, and to see if it has an International/Intercultural component. The course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours as topics change.