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Course ID:PHIL 2010H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Philosophy (Honors)
Course
Description:
A critical exploration of such topics as knowledge and belief, God and the problem of evil, freedom and determinism, the right and the good, language and meaning, mind and body, appearance and reality, and man and the world.
Athena Title:INTRO PHIL HONORS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 1000 or PHIL 1000H or PHIL 2010
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2010. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Philosophy
Course
Description:
A critical exploration of such topics as knowledge and belief, God and the problem of evil, freedom and determinism, the right and the good, language and meaning, mind and body, appearance and reality, and man and the world.
Athena Title:INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 1000 or PHIL 1000H or PHIL 2010H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2020. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Logic and Critical Thinking
Course
Description:
The principles and standards for thinking and communicating clearly and effectively. Topics include theories of meaning, uses of language, common causes of confusion and error in thought and argument, and evaluation of arguments.
Athena Title:LOGIC & CRIT THINK
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 1500 or PHIL 1500H or PHIL 2020H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2020H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Logic and Critical Thinking (Honors)
Course
Description:
The principles and standards for thinking and communicating clearly and effectively. Topics include theories of meaning, uses of language, common causes of confusion and error in thought and argument, and evaluation of arguments.
Athena Title:CRIT THINK HONORS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 1500 or PHIL 1500H or PHIL 2020
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2030. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Ethics
Course
Description:
The major philosophical positions concerning right and wrong, ethical values, and moral responsibility. The relevance of moral philosophy to current issues of personal and social ethics.
Athena Title:INTRO TO ETHICS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2200H or PHIL 2030H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2030H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Ethics (Honors)
Course
Description:
The major philosophical positions concerning right and wrong, ethical values, and moral responsibility. The relevance of moral philosophy to current issues of personal and social ethics.
Athena Title:INTRO TO ETHICS HON
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2200H or PHIL 2030
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2400H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy, Science, and Nature (Honors)
Course
Description:
Philosophical issues concerning science, including theories of knowledge underlying science, metaphysical and ethical implications of current scientific theories, and the historical evolution of some major scientific theories.
Athena Title:PHIL SCI & NAT HON
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 2400
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2400. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Philosophy, Science, and Nature
Course
Description:
The philosophy of science and the philosophy of nature, including such issues as standards governing scientific reasoning and the philosophical implications of contemporary and past scientific theories.
Athena Title:PHIL SCIENCE & NAT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2500H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Symbolic Logic (Honors)
Course
Description:
The methods and principles used to distinguish correct from incorrect deductive arguments, with emphasis on contemporary techniques of analysis.
Athena Title:SYMBOLIC LOGIC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 2500
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 2500. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Symbolic Logic
Course
Description:
The methods and principles used to distinguish correct from incorrect deductive arguments, with emphasis on contemporary techniques of analysis.
Athena Title:SYMBOLIC LOGIC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PHIL 2500H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Classics of Ancient Western Philosophy
Course
Description:
Ancient Greek philosophy focusing particularly on works of Plato and Aristotle.
Athena Title:ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Classics of Modern Western Philosophy
Course
Description:
Philosophers from the "modern period" of philosophy focusing on those writing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, and Kant.
Athena Title:MODERN PHILOSOPHY
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nineteenth-Century Western Philosophy
Course
Description:
Works of major nineteenth-century philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Schopenhauer, Mill, Frege, and Nietzsche.
Athena Title:19TH CENT PHIL
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Existentialism
Course
Description:
European existentialism, as initiated by Kierkegaard and developed in this century by such figures as Sartre, Camus, Marcel, Jaspers, and Buber.
Athena Title:EXISTENTIALISM
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Asian Philosophies
Course
Description:
An introduction to Asian philosophy, with a focus on traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Dadaism, and Islam, among others. Students will undertake a critical overview of key philosophical problems in the areas of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, aesthetics, and social and political philosophy.
Athena Title:Asian Philosophies
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ethical Theory
Course
Description:
The nature and justification of fundamental ethical concepts and moral principles.
Athena Title:ETHICAL THEORY
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Feminist Philosophy
Course
Description:
Philosophical investigation and evaluation of feminist philosophy, examining such approaches as liberal feminism, socialist feminism, radical feminism, ecofeminism, and other feminist approaches.
Athena Title:FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or any WMST course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biomedical Ethics
Course
Description:
Ethical and philosophical issues that arise in the context of medicine and bioresearch. Many ethical issues arise in health care contexts. This course will introduce students to some important problems in this area, and will help them to develop a decision framework for their resolution.
Athena Title:BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ethics of Food
Course
Description:
Introduces students to an array of ethical issues regarding contemporary food production, marketing, distribution, access, regulation, and consumption. Students will consider the ethical significance of individual food choices, as well as food policy decisions.
Athena Title:Ethics of Food
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(PSYC) 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophical Psychology
Course
Description:
What is the human mind? What is emotion? What is consciousness? What is the relation between thought and emotion? How is perception connected with thought? This course will raise these, or similar, questions and explore some answers that philosophers propose together with the arguments that they make for those answers.
Athena Title:Philosophical Psychology
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Jewish Philosophy
Course
Description:
What is the purpose of the commandments? Why do innocents suffer? Does the practice of Judaism add anything to ethics or is it even contrary? Is the Torah compatible with science? This course explores the variety of distinctive ways the rich tradition of Jewish philosophical thought has addressed such issues.
Athena Title:Jewish Philosophy
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Topics in Symbolic Logic
Course
Description:
Principles and methods for distinguishing correct from incorrect deductive arguments in the context of modal logic, temporal logic, conditional logic, epistemic logic, and deontic logic.
Athena Title:Topics in Symbolic Logic
Prerequisite:PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTI(PSYC)(EPSY)(PHIL) 3550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Cognitive Science
Course
Description:
Interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligent activity that forms cognitive sciences. Contributions of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, biology, anthropology, computer science, and education toward uncovering important aspects of the mind and intelligent activity are discussed.
Athena Title:COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTI 3020
Prerequisite:PSYC 1101 or PHIL 1000 or EPSY 2020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Metaphysics
Course
Description:
Philosophical works that address problems such as: What is substance? What is causality? Is mind distinct from matter? Does God exist?
Athena Title:METAPHYSICS
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theory of Knowledge
Course
Description:
Basic problems and issues in the theory of knowledge, such as: What is truth? Can we acquire knowledge independently of experience? How can we justify our beliefs? Are inductive generalizations justified?
Athena Title:THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 3810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy and Film
Course
Description:
Exploration of ways in which films can do philosophy and illustrate or more generally give expression to philosophical theories. Although some discussion of the nature of cinema as a form of art and of what makes an individual work of art important may take place, this is not a course on aesthetics or film theory. Most of the time in the classroom will be devoted to examining ways in which ideas are expressed in a corresponding manner in movies and philosophical texts.
Athena Title:Philosophy and Film
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4000/6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Plato
Course
Description:
The major writings of Plato.
Athena Title:PLATO
Prerequisite:PHIL 3000 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4010/6010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aristotle
Course
Description:
The major writings of Aristotle.
Athena Title:ARISTOTLE
Prerequisite:PHIL 3000 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4020/6020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Medieval Philosophy
Course
Description:
The major figures of the medieval period in western philosophy, including Augustine and Aquinas.
Athena Title:MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY
Prerequisite:PHIL 3000 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4050/6050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Kant
Course
Description:
The major writings of Immanuel Kant.
Athena Title:KANT
Prerequisite:PHIL 3010 or PHIL 3020 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4060/6060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Hegel
Course
Description:
The major writings of G.W.F. Hegel.
Athena Title:HEGEL
Prerequisite:PHIL 3010 or PHIL 3020 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4070/6070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy
Course
Description:
Works of some major nineteenth-century philosophers, typically organized around a theme. Philosophers to be studied may include Mill, Bentham, Frege, Brentano, Schopenhauer, Fichte, Schelling, and Nietzsche.
Athena Title:19TH CENT EUR PHIL
Prerequisite:PHIL 3010 or PHIL 3020 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4080/6080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Classical American Philosophy
Course
Description:
The major writings of C.S. Pierce, William James, and John Dewey and their influence on the development of contemporary philosophy.
Athena Title:CLASSICAL AMER PHIL
Prerequisite:Any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4090/6090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Continental Tradition
Course
Description:
Writings from the early phenomenologists, existentialists, contemporary Marxists and their successors, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Camus, Sartre, Marcuse, and Habermas.
Athena Title:CONTEMP CONTINENTAL
Prerequisite:Any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4100/6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Analytic Tradition
Course
Description:
The development of contemporary analytical philosophy from the turn of the century to the present. Readings will be from philosophers such as Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Ryle, Austin, Quine, and Strawson.
Athena Title:CONTEMP ANALYTIC
Prerequisite:(PHIL 2500 and any 3000-level PHIL course) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4210/6210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social and Political Philosophy
Course
Description:
The nature and function of society and the state, human freedom and rights, and the bases of social and political obligations.
Athena Title:SOC & POL PHIL
Prerequisite:PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2030 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(EETH) 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Ethics
Course
Description:
Major professional and nonprofessional writings in the field of environmental ethics.
Athena Title:ENVIRON ETHICS
Prerequisite:PHIL 2200 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4230/6230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aesthetics
Course
Description:
Philosophical theories about the arts; for example, painting, literature, and music. Questions to be addressed include: what makes art art? and what are appropriate criteria of good art? Attention may also be given to such topics as the function of art in society.
Athena Title:AESTHETICS
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4240/6240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Law
Course
Description:
The nature and function of law, with emphasis on the interpretation and application of the law in the judicial process. Readings in classical and contemporary schools of the philosophy of law.
Athena Title:PHILOSOPHY OF LAW
Prerequisite:PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2030 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(EETH) 4250/6250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Technology
Course
Description:
Technology in its broadest human context, with emphasis on the mutual influence between means and ends and the impact of technology on shaping the beliefs and attitudes of a civilization. Includes alternative assessments of technology and illustrates with specific crucial issues of our time.
Athena Title:Philosophy of Technology
Prerequisite:Any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Language
Course
Description:
Topics such as formal and ordinary languages, meaning, reference, truth, definition, analyticity, ambiguity, metaphor, symbolism, and the uses of language.
Athena Title:PHIL OF LANGUAGE
Prerequisite:(PHIL 2500 and any 3000-level PHIL course) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4310/6310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Mind
Course
Description:
The philosophical implications of alternative approaches to psychology such as the behavioral, the psychoanalytic, the phenomenological, with particular attention to such problematic areas as the nature and validation of psychological concepts, law, and theories, and the knowledge of other minds.
Athena Title:PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
Prerequisite:Any 3000-level PHIL course or ARTI(PSYC)(EPSY)(PHIL) 3550 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Natural Science
Course
Description:
Major physical, biological, and cosmological theories and their philosophic import, sixth century B.C. to the present.
Athena Title:HIST NAT SCIENCE
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2010 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4410/6410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Natural Science
Course
Description:
The logical structure of scientific hypotheses and/or laws, and the problems of their meaning and confirmation; the general patterns of scientific explanation; and the ideals of prediction and control.
Athena Title:PHIL OF NAT SCIENCE
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2010 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4420/6420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Social Science
Course
Description:
The methods and problems of inductive reasoning, including the nature of probable inference, techniques of verification, and the structure of scientific explanation, with special reference to the social sciences.
Athena Title:PHIL OF SOC SCIENCE
Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2030 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(PHIL) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Religion
Course
Description:
The meaning, nature, and validity of religious discourse, beliefs, and practices, involving theories concerning the existence and nature of God and humanity's relation to God.
Athena Title:PHY OF RELIGION
Prerequisite:RELI 1003 or PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2400
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Deductive Systems
Course
Description:
Symbolic-mathematical logic, examining the propositional and predicate calculi, with emphasis on problems in translation and formalization and topics in the philosophy of logic and mathematics.
Athena Title:DEDUCTIVE SYSTEMS
Prerequisite:PHIL 2500 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 4520/6520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Model Theory
Course
Description:
Formal semantics for sentential and first-order predicate logic, including both soundness and completeness results for first-order logic. Additional topics may include Goedel's incompleteness results, the Skolem-Lowenheim theorem, or possible world semantics for modal logics.
Athena Title:MODEL THEORY
Undergraduate Prerequisite:PHIL(LING) 4510/6510 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:PHIL(LING) 4510/6510 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4530/6530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Mathematics
Course
Description:
The philosophical issues associated with mathematical inquiry, including, perhaps, the existence and nature of mathematical objects, the epistemology of mathematical truths, the character of mathematical proof, and the foundations of mathematics.
Athena Title:PHIL OF MATHEMATICS
Prerequisite:PHIL 2500 or MATH 2200 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CSCI(PHIL) 4550/6550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Artificial Intelligence
Course
Description:
The artificial intelligence approach to modeling cognitive processes. Topics include an introduction to heuristic methods, problem representation and search methods, classic AI techniques, and a review of the controversial issues of the AI paradigm of cognition as computation.
Athena Title:ARTIF INTELLIGENCE
Prerequisite:CSCI(MATH) 2610 or PHIL 2500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4700/6700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy and Race
Course
Description:
An exploration of several topics related to philosophy and race: race and racism in the history of Western philosophy; contemporary and historical meanings and understandings of racial categorizations; challenges to white supremacist philosophical paradigms; and the significance of matters of race for philosophical investigations concerning identity, politics, ethics, and religion.
Athena Title:PHIL AND RACE
Undergraduate Prerequisite:PHIL 1000 or PHIL 1000H or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2200H or PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H or PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2400 or any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(PHIL) 4860/6860. 3 hours.
Course Title:History, History of Philosophy, Philosophy
Course
Description:
Historians and philosophers differ in the source of evidence and arguments they use and in the standards to which they appeal. Nonetheless, works in each of these fields raise questions relevant to the other field. The purpose of this course is to explore the main relationships between these two fields.
Athena Title:HIST AND PHILOSOPHY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in Philosophy
Course
Description:
Investigation of a philosophical problem or group of related problems with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources. Selection of topics will vary with instructor and interests of students.
Athena Title:PROBLEMS IN PHIL
Prerequisite:Any 3000-level PHIL course or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4950. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Readings in Philosophy
Course
Description:
Reading and independent research on a specified topic beyond normal course offerings and closely supervised by the tutor. Application should be made in advance of registration to the department head. Open only to students prepared to pursue advanced material.
Athena Title:DIR READING IN PHIL
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4960H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR READING HONORS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READINGS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4980H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READINGS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major field or in a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:An independent research course. Each student meets individually with a faculty supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss the progress of his/her research project.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 7000. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PHIL 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PHIL 7010. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Teaching Philosophy
Course
Description:
Materials, techniques, and objectives for teaching undergraduate courses in philosophy. Particular attention to presenting lectures, leading discussions, constructing examinations, and instructional evaluations.
Athena Title:TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PHIL 7300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8000. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in History of Philosophy, Ancient and Medieval
Course
Description:
Philosophical topics and problems as found in the works of ancient and medieval philosophers.
Athena Title:SEM-ANCT & MED PHIL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8010. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in History of Philosophy: Modern and Contemporary
Course
Description:
Philosophical topics and problems as found in the works of modern and contemporary philosophy.
Athena Title:SEM-MOD & CONT PHIL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8012. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Continental Philosophy
Course
Description:
An exploration of topics in the continental philosophy tradition. Topics and thinkers will vary from instructor to instructor and semester to semester.
Athena Title:Continental Philosophy Seminar
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Ethics
Course
Description:
Problems and topics in classical and contemporary moral philosophy.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN ETHICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8210. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Political Philosophy
Course
Description:
Problems and topics in classical and contemporary political philosophy.
Athena Title:SEM IN POL PHIL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(LING) 8300. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in the Philosophy of Language
Course
Description:
The original course materials dealing with such topics as formal and ordinary languages, meaning, reference, descriptions, truth, definition, analyticity, speech acts, and the uses of language.
Athena Title:SEM PHIL OF LANG
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8310. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in the Philosophy of Mind
Course
Description:
One or more central problems in the philosophy of mind such as the mind-body problem, intentionality, and metal causation.
Athena Title:SEM PHIL OF MIND
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8400. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Philosophy of Science
Course
Description:
Basic concepts in science, such as explanation, description, prediction, law, cause, theory, confirmation, probability, observation, and measurement.
Athena Title:SEM PHIL OF SCIENCE
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Problems of Logic
Course
Description:
Modal logic, epistemic logic, temporal logic, conditional logic, nonmontonic logic, the problem of induction, and the logic of belief revision.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN LOGIC
Prerequisite:PHIL(LING) 4510/6510 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8600. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Metaphysics
Course
Description:
Various metaphysical systems and related problems.
Athena Title:SEM METAPHYSICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8610. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Epistemology
Course
Description:
Various theories of knowledge and related problems.
Athena Title:SEM EPISTEMOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(RELI) 8630. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Philosophy of Religion
Course
Description:
Major topics in the philosophy of religion, such as the nature and existence of God, the problem of evil, and the character of religious discourse.
Athena Title:SEM PHIL OF REL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CSCI(PHIL) 8650. 4 hours.
Course Title:Logic and Logic Programming
Course
Description:
Theoretical foundations of automated reasoning and logic programming. Topics covered include propositional logic, predicate logic, first-order models, resolution principles, logic programming paradigms, nonmonotonic reasoning.
Athena Title:LOGIC & LOGIC PROG
Prerequisite:[CSCI(ARTI) 4540/6540 and PHIL(LING)4510/6510] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems and Topics in Philosophy
Course
Description:
Philosophical positions and problems.
Athena Title:TOPICS IN PHIL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8800. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Readings and Research in Special Problems in Philosophy
Course
Description:
Directed reading and research in philosophy in areas of a student's special interest.
Athena Title:READINGS IN PHIL
Nontraditional Format:An independent research course. Each student meets individually with a faculty supervisor on a weekly basis to discuss the progress of his/her research project.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Environmental Philosophy
Course
Description:
Students will read primary texts in Environmental Philosophy and learn to interpret and analyze the positions and arguments in these texts.
Athena Title:ENV PHIL
Nontraditional Format:This is a seminar that will have a combination of lectures and student presentations. Lectures will be 1/2 of the course and student presentations will be 1/2 of the course.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 8910. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Feminist Philosophy
Course
Description:
Varying topics in feminist philosophy.
Athena Title:Seminar in Feminist Philosophy
Nontraditional Format:Students will be graded on the basis of one in-depth research paper and several class presentations.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL 9000. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PHIL 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PHIL 9300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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