Philosophy and Humanistic Studies Course List
The current list of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies classes that we offer is below.
Please note the following:
• All Philosophy and Humanistic Studies classes count toward the old General Education humanities distribution requirement. For this Gen Ed requirement you need to take a total of 5 courses in the humanities and as many as 3 of those can be philosophy courses.
• All Philosophy and Humanistic Studies classes also count toward in the new General Education program that goes into effect fall 2016. All Philosophy and Humanistic Studies classes include at least one competency in the new Gen Ed program—please see the list below for the specific competencies that each class fulfills.
• All Philosophy and Humanistic Studies classes at the 100 and 200 levels have no prerequisites and are open to all students. All of these classes can serve as good introductory classes. The 200 level classes are more focused on a specific area, theme or topic than the 100 level classes, but they are still intended as introductory classes and any motivated student can do well in a 200-level class without any previous experience in philosophy or humanistic studies.
•Philosophy and Humanistic Studies classes at the 300 and 400 level have a prerequisite of at least one previous class or permission of the instructor. If you are interested in taking a 300 or 400 level class but have not taken a Philosophy or Humanistic Studies class before, please talk to the instructor for the class. Instructors can waive the prerequisite if they believe you can handle the course material.
• The University Catalogue hasn’t been updated to reflect changes we recently made in our curriculum, so if you notice differences between the list below and the Catalogue don’t be alarmed. The course names, numbers and prerequisites on this list are all up to date.
Current Philosophy and Humanistic Studies Classes as of September 2017
(Competencies for the new Gen Ed program are in parentheses. All PHI and HUM classes count toward the humanities requirement in the old Gen Ed program.)
PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy (IL/CT)
PHI 209 Informal Logic (OC/CT)
PHI 315 Philosophy of Language (CT/W3)
Humanistic Studies Classes
(All HUM classes are interdisciplinary; each class draws from at least 3 different disciplines.)
HUM 101 Our Relation to Nature (FY)
HUM 212 Technology and Humanity (IL/CT)
HUM 311 Incompleteness in Logic, Language and Life (CE/W3)
HUM 451 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (CE/W3)