COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

782-241 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY GH 3 cr
An introduction to philosophical thought. Representative philosophers and representative issues, such as the nature of ethical reasoning, rival theories of knowledge, and the individual's relation to society, are considered. The emphasis is on argument and analysis, and on issues which are relevant to philosophical problems.

782-245 CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES GH 3 cr

An analysis and critical examination of contemporary moral issues related to business, science, and social policy as developed by current participants in the debate and moral philosophers of various periods and philosophical perspectives.

782-251 LOGIC GH 3 cr
By examining basic concepts, methods, and techniques for evaluating argumentation, this course aims at developing students' abilities to recognize, criticize, and construct arguments. The relationship between language and good reasoning will also be considered.

782-261 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS GH 3 cr
A study of the main Western theories of moral value and obligation. These theories will be analyzed in terms of their adequacy for solving moral problems and their ability to articulate the morally good life. Consideration will also be given to challenges to normative ethics.

782-271 INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS GH 3 cr
An analysis and discussion of problems as to the nature of art, artistic truth or insight, aesthetic appreciation, evaluation of works of art, creativity, and the role of the artist in society.
Prereq: 900-110 or consent of the instructor.

782-281 SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY GH 3 cr
A discussion of ideas which are basic to thinking about society, its purposes, and its structure. Such ideas as justice, equality, rights, obligations and freedom are examined.
Prereq: 900-130 or consent of the instructor.

782-291 PHILOSOPHY OF THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES GH 3 cr
A critical examination of the methods, presuppositions, and concepts of the natural and social sciences. This course examines key concepts in the sciences such as time, space, explanation, verification, model construction, etc.
Prereq: 900-150 or consent of instructor.

782-341 CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY GH 3 cr
An introduction to the major figures in Greek philosophy, including representative pre-Socratic philosophers, Plato, and Aristotle, focusing on Classical sources of philosophy of science, ethics, political philosophy, and theory of knowledge.
Prereq: 900-150 or sophomore level.

782-342 MODERN PHILOSOPHY GH 3 cr
This course concentrates on the main movements in philosophy from Descartes through Kant. Principal works and selections from the major philosophers will be read.
Prereq: 900-150 or sophomore level.

782-343 AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY GH 3 cr
This course examines the main currents of American philosophy through a study of the writings of America's major philosophers, e.g., Dewey, Peirce, James, Santayana, Mead, Whitehead, and more contemporary writers.
Prereq: 900-120 or consent of the instructor.

782-345 CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY GH 3 cr
A critical examination of major Western philosophers and philosophical schools of thought of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Prereq: 900-150 or sophomore level.

782-390/590 FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY 3 cr
An introduction to feminist philosophy including its relation to other philosophical traditions, its historical development, and its relevance to concerns in areas such as ethics, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion.
Prereq: Soph level or consent of instructor.

782-410 MILITARY ETHICS 1 cr
A critical examination and discussion of ethical issues and problems associated with military service. Topics, such as moral reasoning and decision making, the moral justification of war, the morality of commanding and obeying, and moral dissent, will be considered.

782-490/690 WORKSHOP Repeatable 1-3 cr

782-494/694 SEMINAR Repeatable 1-3 cr

782-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES Repeatable 1-3 cr

782-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY Repeatable 1-3 cr

940-246 BUSINESS ETHICS GI 3 cr
(See Interdisciplinary Studies)