Philosophy (PHL)

PHL191 Language and the Layout of Argument

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course focuses on the analysis of arguments, including the assessment criteria: recognizing arguments when they occur, discerning simple logical patterns of argument as well as imposters, extracting arguments from the contexts in which they occur, restating them in clear and concise terms while clearing away needless language and assessing the strength of the restated argument, with particular attention given to the strength of the inference.

PHL201 Introduction to Philosophy (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is a general introduction to philosophy, its practice and major areas of study. The course content is approached through works of some of the major Western philosophers as well as instructor-selected topics in philosophy: the existence and nature of God, free will, the mind-body problem, the existence of the external world and so on.

PHL202 Fundamental Ethics (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

A lecture and discussion approach to basic ethical systems. The student explores the question "Why be moral?" and attempts to analyze the foundations of moral actions.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course