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Course Catalog

Philosophy  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

PHIL1000 - Survey Of World Religions
Fall 2014

Survey of World Religions explores the basic nature of religion by examining the major "living" world religions and their cultural manifestations. Close attention will be paid to the various religions' doctrine, symbols, stories, institutions, and rituals. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and appreciating the diversity of religious belief and experience throughout the world. 3 credits
3 Credits

PHIL1020 - Introduction To Philosophy
Fall 2014

This course enables students to identify and distinguish different systems of world renowned formal thinking and to survey the development of these formal philosophers. Students analyze these systems through oral presentations and in writing; analyze basic political concepts derived from these philosophers; and develop appreciation for various cultural values and mores emanating from these philosophers.
3 Credits

PHIL1030 - Logic
Fall 2014

This course enables students to recognize, understand, and apply the principles of verifiable and valid thinking. An analysis is made of language and the reasoning process, specifically rules of definition and avoidance of fallacies. Special emphasis is placed upon deductive inferences, both in traditional and symbolic language, as well as on inductive inferences, through analogies, scientific inquiries, and the laws of probability. The course also enhances students' abilities to articulate their responses through oral presentations and essays.
3 Credits

PHIL2000 - Introduction To Ethics
Fall 2014

This course examines major ethical theories and their implications. Students learn the basic concepts of utilitarian, deontological, and virtue ethics as well as modern responses to comprehensive ethical theories including ethical egoism and relativism. In addition to learning the basic concepts, students will analyze popular cultural narratives, including plays, news stories, advertisements, and movies as illustrations of the major ethical theories.
Prerequisite: 15 credits
3 Credits

PHIL2009 - Business Ethics
Fall 2014

This course examines theories useful in analyzing business ethics, the ethical variables present in business issues, and the ethical dimensions of business decisions. Cases of past decisions made and situations faced by some of America's largest corporations provide the basis for much of the course work. The course also enhances students' abilities to articulate their responses through oral presentations and essays.
Prerequisite: 30 credits.
3 Credits

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