Philosophy Courses

PHL 103 - An Inquiry Into Values (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. HP
Major value issues addressed by the world's most influential philosophers.

PHL 201 - Philosophy Proseminar I (3 hours)
An overview of the history of philosophy from Thales to William of Ockham. An introduction to doing philosophical research and writing. Prerequisite: Philosophy major or minor; or permission of the instructor.

PHL 202 - Philosophy Proseminar II (3 hours)
An overview of the history of philosophy from Francis Bacon to recent thought. A workshop for cultivating philosophical writing and research skills. Prerequisite: Philosophy majors or minors or consent of instructor.

PHL 203 - Logic (3 hours)
Develop skills in analysis and evaluation of reasoning in everyday situations; improves insights into argument construction and exact methods of proof.

PHL 300 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3 hours)
Development of ideas having a significant influence on Western thought during ancient and medieval times.

PHL 304 - Renaissance and Modern Philosophy (3 hours)
Development of ideas having a significant influence on Western thought during the Renaissance and modern periods, terminating with the philosophy of Hegel.

PHL 306 - Recent Philosophy (3 hours)
Development of ideas having a significant influence on Western thought during the 19th and 20th centuries.

PHL 307 - Classical Political Philosophy (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. HP
Systematic political thought in Western philosophy during ancient and medieval times. Cross listed as PLS 307. Prerequisite: junior standing.

PHL 308 - Modern Political Philosophy (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. HP
From the beginning of the modern period through the 19th century. Cross listed as PLS 308. Prerequisite: junior standing.

PHL 311 - Existentialism (3 hours)
Philosophical meaning of existentialism and its relation to literature, theology, psychology, and psychiatry. Prerequisite: 3 hours of philosophy or religious studies, or consent of instructor.

PHL 320 - Symbolic Logic (3 hours)
Logical systems: propositional and predicate calculi. Truth tables, proofs, tautologies, principles of inference, Boolean algebra, DeMorgan's Laws, quantifiers, representations, and set theory. Cross-listed as CS 320. Prerequisite: MTH 120.

PHL 344 - Philosophy of Religion (3 hours)
Nature of religion; function and validity of religious concepts in the modern world. Cross listed as RLS 344. Prerequisite: 3 hours of religious studies or philosophy.

PHL 347 - Ethics (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. HP
Major ethical theories as they provide insights into our existence as moral beings; how we exhibit this in moral decision and behavior.

PHL 350 - Art in Human Experience (3 hours)
Gen. Ed. FA
Detailed examination and explanation of various forms of visual, musical, literary, and dramatic arts; function of artistic creation in offering direct experience and appreciation of the essence of human feeling. Background in the arts recommended.

PHL 360 - Topics in Philosophy (3-6 hours)
A specific philosophical theme or broader topic of multidisciplinary interest will be addressed. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: 3 hours of philosophy or consent of the instructor

PHL 403 - Seminar in Philosophy (3 hours)
Advanced study of a particular thinker, system, work, or movement in philosophy. Repeatable to 9 semester hours. Prerequisite: 6 hrs. in philosophy or consent of instructor.

PHL 407 - American Political Thought (3 hours)
Systematic political thought in American philosophy from colonial times to the present. Cross listed as PLS 407. Prerequisite: PLS 207, or consent of instructor.

PHL 551 - Reading in Philosophy (1-3 hours)
Directed individual study. Prerequisite: 6 hours in philosophy; senior or graduate standing; consent of department chair.

PHL 552 - Reading in Philosophy (1-3 hours)
Directed individual study. Prerequisite: 6 hours in philosophy; senior or graduate standing; consent of department chair.