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  • PHI 100: Concepts of the Person

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: B SBC: CER; HUM

    An introduction to philosophy through readings and discussion on topics such as human identity, human understanding, and human values.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16580130Anna MoentmannFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHI 104: Moral Reasoning

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: B SBC: CER; HUM

    An introduction to philosophy through inquiry into the formation, justification, and evaluation of moral judgments. Students are introduced to the major theories and problems of ethics, such as utilitarianism, Kant's categorical imperative, ethical relativism, egoism, and classical conceptions of the good and virtue. Against this background students engage in discussions of contemporary moral issues.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16266030Caleb FaulFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 26579930Devon CouttsFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHI 105: Politics and Society

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: G SBC: CER; HUM

    An historical introduction to philosophy through an analysis of political theories, theories of action, and styles of political life. Main themes include the relation of the individual to the state, the scope of social responsibility, and the nature of human freedom.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16244730Karl BensonFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 26409630Giada MangiameliFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHI 108: Logical and Critical Reasoning

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: B SBC: ESI; HUM

    The principal aim of this course is to help a student acquire the skills of thinking, reading, and writing critically. The student develops a sensitivity to language and argumentation that is applicable to a wide range of situations and subject matters. Material is intended for freshmen and sophomores.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16240030Alexander ForsbergFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 16246331Adam BlairFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 26404330Mohsen SaberFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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    Session 26404431Matthew ClemonsFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Closed
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  • PHI 112: Technology and Modern Life

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: H SBC: STAS

    Investigates the history as well as the present and potential future impact of technology and artifacts not only on material human life but also on the human experience of the world. It addresses ethical questions concerning the uses and abuses of technology as well as asking such questions as whether technology is neutral and merely instrumental or should be seen as having a more profound impact on human life.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16541730Erik BormanisFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHI 113: Philosophical Engineering

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: B SBC: HUM; TECH

    We all apply specialized knowledge and tools to solve practical problems. Engineers do it in a special way, using a particular kind of technical knowledge, and particular kinds of tools, to solve society's problems. This course, accessible to the non-engineering major, is an introduction to what makes engineering similar to and different from other kinds of problem-solving. Students discuss the social and humanistic contexts of engineering, its implications for human identity and experience, and its political and ethical implications. For their final projects, students work individually or in teams in a simple engineering project.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16269230Robert CormierFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHI 268: Science, Technology, & Society

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: H SBC: STAS

    Examines different topics involving current science and technology issues from different philosophical perspectives. Topics include questions such as what is the nature of inquiry?, what is the nature of discovery?, what is the role of instruments and perception?, what is the nature and role of laboratories?, what are the practical, conceptual, and cultural underpinnings of scientific activity?, what are the possibilities and dangers of research?, what is pseudoscience?, what philosophical, ethical and political issues are raised by current events in science?, and how do science and technology affect our society?

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16593330Jennifer CarterFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHI 277: Political Philosophy

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or permission of the department Advisory Prerequisite: PHI 105

    DEC: G SBC: CER; HUM

    An inquiry into the function of philosophic principles in political thought and action, with readings drawn from such authors as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Hegel, Mill, and Dewey.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26541630Andrew PlattFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • PHI 336: Philosophy of Religion

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or one course in religious studies; or permission of the depa rtment

    DEC: G SBC: CER; HFA+

    A philosophical analysis of basic concepts, principles, and problems of religious thought. Topics may include faith and knowledge, religion and morality, divine attributes, arguments for and against the existence of God, and the problem of evil.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16258030Andrew PlattFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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