PHIL 1010 Critical Thinking
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Development of practical and logical skills important to all disciplines, with emphasis on standardizing and evaluating arguments. Students are introduced to types of arguments used across the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.

PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

We will explore some fascinating questions about human existence and discuss various answers offered by philosophers–questions such as: Does God exist? How should I live my life? What is justice? What is human nature? Do we have free will? What is the meaning of life?

PHIL 2030 Introduction to Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Are there universal moral truths or is morality relative. What makes actions right or wrong, people good or bad, societies just or unjust. Students will discuss ethical theories that address these questions and will debate moral issues, such as abortion, genetic engineering, animal rights, feminism, and social justice.

PHIL 2040 Philosophy of Art
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course is an introduction to the philosophy of art. The course will examine what role art plays in our lives by asking questions concerning the value of art, beauty, and by inquiring into the nature or essence of the work of art. In addition, the course will interrogate and discuss the work of art itself as a product of creativity, imagination, and understanding.

PHIL 2500 Introduction to Symbolic Logic
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Introduction to the study of how to reason correctly and evaluate the validity of arguments, using symbols to represent statements.