Philosophy (PHIL)

Courses

PHIL 217. Philosophy of Language. 3 Credits.

Philosophical study of the nature of language. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course at 100-level. Recommended: PHIL 013.

PHIL 221. D2: Topics in Chinese Phil. 3 Credits.

Detailed examination of a classical Chinese philosophical text or school. Prerequisite: PHIL 121.

PHIL 235. Topics in Phil of Religion. 3 Credits.

Advanced study of such issues as the metaphysics of religion, the epistemology of religious belief, philosophy and faith, religion and science, and religion and ethics. (May be repeated for credit when topic is significantly different and with departmental approval.) Prerequisite: PHIL 101, PHIL 102 or PHIL 135.

PHIL 240. Contemporary Ethical Theory. 3 Credits.

In-depth study of metaethics, emphasizing recent work. Topics include moral objectivity, moral language, moral epistemology, and the relationship between morality and reasons. Prerequisite: One Philosophy course at the 100-level.

PHIL 241. Contemp Social&Political Phil. 3 Credits.

The ideas of leading contemporary philosophers concerning freedom, tolerance, economic justice, international relations, and the relationship between the individual, the community and the state. Prerequisite: PHIL 140, PHIL 142, PHIL 143, or PHIL 144.

PHIL 242. Justice & Equality. 3 Credits.

An examination of contemporary normative theories of distributive justice and equality. Prerequisites: POLS 041 and either a 100-level POLS course, or PHIL 140, PHIL 142, PHIL 143, or PHIL 144. Cross-listed with: POLS 241.

PHIL 265. American Philosophy. 3 Credits.

The thought of such leading American philosophers as Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, and Whitehead. Prerequisites: PHIL 101, PHIL 102.

PHIL 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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PHIL 296. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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PHIL 297. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional ?classroom/laboratory setting? under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: an appropriate 200-level course in Philosophy.

PHIL 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: an appropriate 200-level course in Philosophy.