Philosophy (PHL)

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PHL 200 Bison image  Intro Phil Ancient Period (CT)3 Credit hours   

The origins of philosophical activity among the Greeks by means of a selective sounding of several major thinkers.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Multicultural
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PHL 200H Bison image  Intro Phil Ancient-Honors (CT)3 Credit hours   

A detailed consideration of selected texts from Ancient philosophy, such as the pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, the Epicureans, the Academic Skeptics, and the neo-Platonists.

Pre-req: ACT Composite with a score of 26 or SAT Verbal Before March 16 with a score of 600.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Multicultural
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PHL 201 Bison image  Intro Phil Modern Period (CT)3 Credit hours   

Questions and answers concerning the nature of existence and human values and how we come to know them.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Multicultural
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PHL 202 Bison image  Ethics of Health Care (CT)3 Credit hours   

A basic introduction to ethical theory, followed by an application of this theory to problems in health care. For students in health care professions and those interested in applied ethics.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Multicultural
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PHL 203 Bison image  Philosophy & Human Existence3 Credit hours   

An introduction to philosophy drawing from both ancient and modern thinkers and texts.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Multicultural
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PHL 215 Bison image  Managing Life3 Credit hours   

Philosophical approaches to dealing with life's deep challenges and difficult moments, with the help of some of the great classics of world thought.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Multicultural
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PHL 270 Bison image  Intro to Formal Logic (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to three standard systems of formal logic: traditional categorical syllogistic logic, sentential logic, and first-order predicate logic.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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PHL 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Group or individual study of areas demanding further study of a more specialized depth.

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PHL 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Group or individual study of areas demanding further study of a more specialized depth.

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PHL 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Group or individual study of areas demanding further study of a more specialized depth.

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PHL 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Group or individual study of areas demanding further study of a more specialized depth.

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PHL 301 Plato's Republic3 Credit hours   

A deconstruction of the major time-worn prejudices and presuppositions of Platonism by way of a radical reading of Plato's great dialogue the REPUBLIC.

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PHL 302 Applied Ethics3 Credit hours   

The application of basic ethical theories to contemporary moral issues drawn from such fields as medicine, business and the environment.

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PHL 303 Ethics3 Credit hours   

A critical study of diverse moral norms, ideals and systems in theory and practice.

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PHL 304 Logic & Interpretation3 Credit hours   

Theory and practice of valid principles of thinking including developing the skills of justifying diverse types of belief and evaluating reasons for conflicting stand- points (for example, racial, gender, and ethnic dif- ferences).

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PHL 306 Bison image  Philosophy of Art3 Credit hours   

Examination of the qualities involved in the appreciation of beauty which serve as standards of taste.

Attributes: Multicultural
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PHL 315 American Philosophy3 Credit hours   

Great American thinkers, including thinkers such as Emerson (transcendentalism), Peirce, James, Dewey, and Rorty (pragmatism), Royce (idealism), Quine (analytic philosophy), and de Man (post-structuralism).

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PHL 320 Bison image  Comparative Philosophy3 Credit hours   

The relations of the world's philosphies to the basic cultural and religious traditions of the world and to the development of the world community.

Attributes: International
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PHL 321 Current Phil Trends3 Credit hours   

Selected reading in contemporary thought embracing such movements as realism, Marxism, post-structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism.

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PHL 330 Philosophy of Sex3 Credit hours   

Introduction to some of the basic authors, texts, and themes in this branch of philosophy beginning with Plato's SYMPOSIUM.

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PHL 340 Bison image  Sexual Orient & Gender3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the philosophy of sexual orientation and its relation to gender, with a special focus on issues of knowledge and politics.

Attributes: Multicultural
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PHL 353 Bison image  Philosophy of Science3 Credit hours   

Reflections on crucial concepts of modern science relevant to philosophical issues in interpreting man and the uni- verse; special attention given to epistemological and other problems of mathematics and physical and social sciences.

Attributes: Multicultural
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PHL 363 Bison image  Philosophy of Feminism3 Credit hours   

An introduction to contemporary feminist theory including discussion of current gender-related issues.

Attributes: Multicultural
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PHL 392 Junior Seminar3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: ENG 102 or ENG 302 or ENG 201H or ENG 200H or YGS 162 or IST 201 or CL 231 or CL 232 or CL 319 or PHL 200 or PHL 200H or PHL 201 or PHL 201E or PHL 303 or PHL 321 or PHL 303E or PHL 340 or PHL 353 or RST 205 or RST 206 or RST 300 or RST 304 or RST 320 or RST 325.

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PHL 393 Junior Seminar3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: ENG 102 or ENG 302 or ENG 201H or ENG 200H or YGS 162 or IST 201 or CL 231 or CL 232 or CL 319 or PHL 200 or PHL 200H or PHL 201 or PHL 201E or PHL 303 or PHL 303E or PHL 321 or PHL 340 or PHL 353 or RST 205 or RST 206 or RST 300 or RST 304 or RST 320 or RST 325.

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PHL 400 Ancient Philosophy3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of major philosophers drawn from the ancient Greek and Roman period.

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PHL 401 Modern Philosophy3 Credit hours   

Rationale: "Western" is redundant, since it is debatable whether the term "philosophy" can be extended to non- Western disciplines. Similarly, current philosophy courses do not specify "Western." Rationale: "

Pre-req: PHL 201 or PHL 201E.

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PHL 420 Metaphysics3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of the most basic nature of reality. (PR: 3 hrs. of philosophy).

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PHL 421 Philosophy of Knowledge3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of the nature and possibility of knowledge.

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PHL 451 Phil of History & Culture3 Credit hours   

Ancient and modern theories of the meaning and consequence of history and culture.

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PHL 455 Philosophy of Religion3 Credit hours   

Theories of the nature and functions of religion, including the meaning of religious language and the problems of belief.

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PHL 460 Phil of Politics & Power3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of the significance or the place in human reality of political organization, negotiation, strategy and power.

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PHL 465 Existential Philosophy3 Credit hours   

A study of existential philosophers from Kierkegaard to Heidegger, Sartre and beyond.

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PHL 470 Philosophy of Logic3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of the nature of logic: whether logic is possible at all, how far it applies, and whether and how there can be conflicting logics.

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PHL 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Shared study and reserach on a special topic as announced.

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PHL 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Shared study and research on a special topic as announced.

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PHL 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Shared study and research on a special topic as announced.

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PHL 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Shared study and research on a special topic as announced.

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PHL 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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PHL 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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PHL 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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PHL 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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PHL 490 Senior Seminar in Humanities3 Credit hours   

Designed for majors as a senior humanities seminar and the culminating interdisciplinary study in the humanities program. (Same as CL 490 - 494 and RST 490 - 494)

Pre-req: ENG 102 or ENG 302 or ENG 201H or ENG 200H or YGS 162 or IST 201 or CL 231 or CL 232 or CL 233 or CL 319 or PHL 200 or PHL 200H or PHL 201 or PHL 303 or PHL 321 or PHL 340 or PHL 353 or RST 205 or RST 206 or RST 300 or RST 304 or RST 320 or RST 325.

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PHL 491 Senior Seminar in Humanities3 Credit hours   

Designed for majors as a senior humanities seminar and the culminating interdisciplinary study in the humanities program. (Same as CL 490 - 494 and RST 490 - 494)

Pre-req: ENG 102 or ENG 302 or ENG 201H or ENG 200H or YGS 162 or IST 201 or CL 231 or CL 232 or CL 233 or CL 319 or PHL 200 or PHL 200H or PHL 201 or PHL 303 or PHL 321 or PHL 340 or PHL 353 or RST 205 or RST 206 or RST 300 or RST 304 or RST 320 or RST 325.

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PHL 492 Senior Seminar in Humanities3 Credit hours   

Designed for majors as a senior humanities seminar and the culminating interdisciplinary study in the humanities program. (Same as CL 490 - 494 and RST 490 - 494)

Pre-req: ENG 102 or ENG 302 or ENG 201H or ENG 200H or YGS 162 or IST 201 or CL 231 or CL 232 or CL 233 or CL 319 or PHL 200 or PHL 200H or PHL 201 or PHL 303 or PHL 340 or PHL 321 or PHL 353 or RST 205 or RST 206 or RST 300 or RST 304 or RST 320 or RST 325.

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PHL 494 Senior Seminar in Humanities3 Credit hours   

Designed for majors as a senior humanities seminar and the culminating interdisciplinary study in the humanities program. (Same as CL 490 - 494 and RST 490 -494)

Pre-req: ENG 102 or ENG 302 or ENG 201H or ENG 200H or YGS 162 or IST 201 or CL 231 or CL 232 or CL 233 or CL 319 or PHL 200 or PHL 200H or PHL 201 or PHL 303 or PHL 321 or PHL 340 or PHL 353 or RST 205 or RST 206 or RST 300 or RST 304 or RST 320 or RST 325 or ENG 201.

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