Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 1010. Critical Thinking. (2 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the thinking processes used in analyzing, evaluating and creating information. The purpose of the course is to promote intellectual inquiry and exchange through the application of critical thinking in personal, professional and sociopolitical contexts. Corequisite: None. Prerequisite: READ 0099, ENGL 0989 or satisfactory English scores to place into co-requisite remediation or higher. Offered: On demand.

PHIL 1101. Critical Thinking. (2 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the thinking processes used in analyzing, evaluating and creating information. The purpose of the course is to promote intellectual inquiry and exchange through the application of critical thinking in personal, professional, and sociopolitical contexts. (previously CRIT 1101) Corequisite: minimum COMPASS Reading score of 74 or enrollment in READ 0099. Offered: On demand.

PHIL 2010. Intro to Philosophy. (3 Credits)

Introduction to the central issues, questions, and theories of Western Philosophy. Topics covered include logic and critical thinking; religion; knowledge and skepticism; philosophy of mind; freedom and determinism; and ethics. Students are expected to engage in philosophical discussion based on primary and secondary texts.

PHIL 2030. Ethics. (3 Credits)

A general introduction to ethical theories and their application to moral issues as well as an exposure to dominant meta-ethical approaches. Emphasis is placed on the student developing a decision-making scheme to apply to moral dilemmas. Credit may not be received for both PHIL 2210 and ETHI 1101. Prerequisite: PHIL 2010 or permission of instructor. Offered: On demand.

PHIL 2101. Introduction of Philosophy. (3 Credits)

A survey of the fundamentals of philosophy. Consideration given to the validity, knowledge and truth claims, the nature of ultimate reality, the nature of moral and ethical judgments, the just society, the meaning of life as well as philosophical methodology.

PHIL 2205. Introduction to Philosophy. (3 Credits)

A survey of the major sub-fields of philosophy including epistemology, ontology,logic, ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of religion. Key problems that concern contemporary philosophers are explored and the dominant positions explained. Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 or permission of instructor. Offered:On demand.

PHIL 2210. Ethics. (3 Credits)

PHIL 4120. Professional Ethics. (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to ethical issues common to the professions. The term "profession" is a label for a class of occupations, exemplified by the traditional model of the lawyer or physician. We will think about characteristics of these occupations that distinguish them as a class and how these characteristics are realted to a variety of ethical problems.