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Philosophy

PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
An introduction to philosophy, mainly Western, but also including world traditions, which examines the thought of major philosophers and explores the traditional questions of philosophy about the nature of reality, knowledge, values, and humanity. Humanities elective.
PHIL 1313 Values and Ethics
A study of ethics and values from a comparative and structural basis to include origin and base of formulation.
PHIL 2123 Logic
A survey of logic and its applications. Emphasis will be given to deductive logic, but may also include some treatment of inductive logic and the philosophy of logic. Common fallacies and errors in reasoning will also be discussed. (Formerly 1213)
PHIL 3213 Philosophy of Law
Examination of global philosophical issues related to law and politics, focusing on the relationship between law and morality, the nature and functions of law, traditional concepts of justice, and contemporary discussions of political legitimacy.
PHIL 3313 Ancient Philosophy
An in-depth survey of philosophy from the Presocratics to Plotinus. Topics include, but are not limited to, the relationship between mythos and logos in philosophical inquiry, the nature o reality, the limits of human knowledge, and the elements of a good life. (Formerly PHIL 2113)
PHIL 3343 Advanced Ethics
An advanced study of ethical theory, with emphasis on current debates in metaethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. Prerequisite: PHIL 1113 or PHIL 1313 or instructor's permission.
PHIL 3413 Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
An in-depth survey of philosophy from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Topics include, but are not limited to, the relationship between faith and reason, the existence and nature of God, the problem of universals, the problem of evil, and humanism. (Formerly PHIL 2313)
PHIL 3950 Special Topics in Philosophy
Current topic in approved area of philosophical study. Content will be determined by the instructor. Repeatable up to 6 hours. (1-6 credit hours.)