Academics

PHIL 110 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a study of reoccurring philosophical principles and problems. Students will examine philosophical issues surrounding knowledge, the nature of truth, identity, free will, morality, and religion.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


PHIL 111 LOGIC

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course will acquaint the student with the terminology and the various forms of inductive and deductive reasoning. It will focus on methods of distinguishing good reasoning from bad and on the rules by which we judge arguments, as well as the practical application of these rules.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


PHIL 112 COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
An introductory survey of selected teachings, practices and institutions of major Eastern and Western religions. This course may include the role of history, appreciation for forms of expression, and criticism of their origins, rituals, and forms of religious knowledge and destiny.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


PHIL 113 MEDICAL ETHICS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course investigates the multitude of ethical issues which have been raised because of advanced technology in medicine and health care. It attempts to clarify questions on such subjects as abortion, genetic engineering, euthanasia, human experimentation, transplantation, and patient consent. It will also present principles one may apply in making decisions in these areas.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


PHIL 114 BUSINESS ETHICS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course investigates the basic ethical frameworks from which moral decisions are derived. It applies those fundamentals to such practical problems as advertising, the profit motive, labeling, public safety, natural resource preservation and other significant concerns which arise in normal business activities.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


PHIL 115 ETHICS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is an exploration of Ethics. This is an area of philosophy in which there is an attempt to achieve a systematic understanding of the good along with a clear notion of how we ought to live and why. Readings and discussions will feature several alternative moral theories.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


PHIL 116 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course involves rational reflection about the experiences, thinking, attitudes, values, and questions that arise in relationship to religious reality. Some of the issues to be considered will include the following: definitions of God's nature, philosophical arguments for God's existence, the problem of evil, and the question of divine providence. The course also deals with the relationship between religion and morality, consciousness, and society.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent