Philosophy Courses

Draft Version
This is a DRAFT catalog for review and advising purposes. Items in this catalog draft are subject to change until the catalog for 2019-2020 academic year will be officially published on August 1, 2019. The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Should changes in a program of study become necessary, those changes will be applied liberally by the institution while the catalog is in draft mode.

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

PHL 130 - The Three Teachings: An Introduction to the Chinese Traditions (3 hours)
Core Curr. GP WC,HU
Introduction to the three great intellectual and spiritual traditions of China: Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Examination of values, ethical reflection, modes of moral and spiritual cultivation, and metaphysical reasoning presented in the foundational sources of these traditions. Prerequisite:

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)
Core Curr. WI
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
Core Curr. HU
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
Core Curr. 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)
\x1aA 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 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.