PHIL 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Philosophy
Explores the use of critical analysis to examine philosophical issues; covers the meaning of human existence, the justification of ethical choices, human knowledge, the question of whether God exists, and the nature of reality. Emphasizes the relevance of philosophy to everyday situations.
Prerequisites: Exemption from or successful completion of ENGL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 or MATH 081
PHIL 103 – 3 Credits
Gives effective and logical approaches to everyday arguments and issues; describes the nature of a good argument, fallacies, and the roles that language and subjective factors play in everyday reasoning; provides the thinking skills necessary for a citizen in a free and open society.
Prerequisites: ENGL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and MATH 081
PHIL 131 – 3 Credits
Introduction to World Religions
Develops a rational approach to the nature and purpose of religion and its historical expressions. Covers the nature of experience, faith, revelation, religious symbolism, and immortality; provides a comparative survey of doctrines and practices of representative religions such as Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
Prerequisites: ENGL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054
PHIL 155 – 3 Credits
Provides a forum for students and practitioners in the allied health field to explore moral and ethical issues with which they are faced in the health care milieu. NOTE: Same as ALHL 155. Credit can be earned for one course only.
Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; ENGL 052; MATH 081.
PHIL 170 – 3 Credits
Introduces the basic concepts, principles, and methods of deductive and inductive reasoning; emphasizes skills required for recognizing and evaluating arguments from all walks of life; provides tools such as Venn diagrams, truth tables, natural deduction, and Mill's methods of experimental inquiry.
Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054, ENGL 052, and MATH 081
PHIL 240 – 3 Credits
Introduces the branch of philosophy that attempts to discover by rational methods the truth about right and wrong, good and bad, moral and immoral. Critically examines existing systems of values and their applications to life situations; helps improve students' ability to understand and make ethical choices.
Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; and MATH 081
PHIL 250 – 3 Credits
Ethical Issues in Information Technology
Identifies and explores ethical problems associated with the use and abuse of information technology. Relevant ethical and philosophical theories are surveyed, discussed and applied to the resolution of these problems. A code of conduct for information technology users and professionals is developed and defended.
PREQ: ENGL 052, ESOL 052, RDNG 052, ESOL 054, MATH 081.
PHIL 265 – 3 Credits
Introduces the ethics of business operation in a changing pluralistic environment with changing social values and demands; covers corporate accountability, employee rights, multinationals, and the role of ethics in a free economic system. NOTE: Same as MNGT 265. Credit can be earned for one course only.
Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; ENGL 052; MATH 081; and MNGT 101 or written permission from instructor required.
PHIL 290 – 3 Credits
Advanced Topics in Philosophy
Studies special topics in an advanced seminar format; topics vary each semester and include History of Philosophy, Art and Society, Chinese Philosophy, Existentialism, and the Nature of Freedom.
Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; ENGL 052; MATH 081; and PHIL 101 or written permission from instructor required