Philosophy Course List

The current list of philosophy classes that we offer is below. (We are in the process of developing many new classes, so this list will soon expand.)

Please note the following:

• All philosophy classes will count toward the General Education humanities distribution requirement. For this GE 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 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 philosophy classes. The 200 level classes are more focused on a specific area, theme or topic in philosophy than the 100 level classes, but they are still intended as introductory classes and any motivated student can do well in a 200-level philosophy class without any previous experience in philosophy.

• Philosophy classes at the 300 and 400 level have a prerequisite of at least one previous philosophy class or permission of the instructor. If you are interested in taking a 300 or 400 level class but have not taken a philosophy 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 classes:

Current philosophy courses as of 6 January 2014

PHI 100  introduction to philosophy
PHI 103  introduction to critical reasoning 
PHI 110  ethical issues in business
PHI 111  ethical issues in health care
PHI 112  ethics and the nonhuman
PHI 120  introduction to ethical theory
PHI 211  symbolic logic
PHI 226  environmental philosophy
PHI 227  ethics in computing
PHI 231  ancient philosophy
PHI 232  medieval philosophy
PHI 233  modern philosophy
PHI 234  19th and 20th century philosophy
PHI 240  philosophy of religion
PHI 244  philosophy of the self
PHI 245  philosophy of death and dying
PHI 250  philosophy of art
PHI 252  philosophy in film
PHI 262  philosophies of love and friendship
PHI 265  philosophy of happiness
PHI 315  philosophy of language
PHI 316  philosophy of science
PHI 320  social and political philosophy
PHI 332  American philosophy
PHI 334  existentialism
PHI 340  non-Western philosophy

 

New course proposals started fall 2013:

PHI 260  Philosophy of Women and Gender
PHI 241  Buddhist Philosophy
PHI 259  Philosophy and Pop Culture
PHI 256  Philosophy of Literature
PHI 229  Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory
PHI 338  Postmodernism

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