PHIL 111 On Death and Dying (Cr3) (3:0)
This course provides a number of perspectives on death and how people perceived and responded to it. It offers a survey of personal, philosophical, social, and artistic aspects as well as routes for exploring grief and grieving and the relationship between death and the meaning of life. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Core: AH, CT, D.

PHIL 121 World Religions (Cr3) (3:0)
World-wide religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Native American spirituality), their concepts of deity, world-views, and theories on the problems and potentials of humankind; emphasis on essential ethical, metaphysical, and spiritual beliefs and practices, similarities and differences, and relations to contemporary life. Core: AH, D. Also available through Online Learning.

PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy (Cr3) (3:0)
A study of central philosophical questions and theories about human existence, our experience of and place in the world; God, free will, scientific humanism, existentialism; ancient Greek, Judeo-Christian, Modern and 20th century thought; emphasis on development of rational skills and reflective thinking. Approved for the Honors Program. Prereq. - Reading and writing competence as determined for ENGL 101. Also available through Online Learning. Core: AH

PHIL 202 Ethics and Moral Problems (Cr3) (3:0)
A critical study of major ethical theories and concepts and their application to selected moral issues, to aid in shaping one's own ethical stance and in making sound ethical choices; Hedonism, Egoism, Altruism, Authenticity, Existentialism, Absolutism, Relativism, Utilitarianism, Human Rights and Duty, Justice, Multiculturalism and Feminism. Course numbers ending with G are Writing Intensive (WI). Also available through Online Learning. Approved for the Honors Program. Core: AH.

PHIL 204 Asian Philosophies (Cr3) (3:0)
A survey of major Asian traditions, texts, and thinkers, especially in Indian and Chinese philosophy. Course themes will include Asian philosophical perspectives on the nature of the mind, body, self, soul, identity, knowledge, reality, compassion, duty, karma, and nirvana. Approved for the Honors Program. This course will involve the disciplined practices of concentration and meditation. Pre or coreq. - PHIL 121 or 201. Core AH, D.

PHIL211 Ancient Philosophy (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a survey of major Ancient Western Philosophical traditions, texts, and thinkers, emphasizing Plato and Aristotle, but also including the pre-Socratic and Hellenistic eras. Course themes include Ancient Greek and Roman (et.al.) perspectives on the nature of reality, knowledge, virtue, happiness, the soul, logic, and philosophical inquiry. Prereq.- PHIL Reading and Writing Competency as determined for ENGL 101. Core: AH.

PHIL 215 Modern Philosophy (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a survey of major Modern Western Philosophical traditions, texts, and thinkers, emphasizing Continental Rationalism and British Empiricism and ending with Kant. Course themes include perspectives on the nature of reality, knowledge, the relationship between mind and body, and the limits and possibilities of human reason. Prereq.- PHIL201. Core: AH.

PHIL 220 Existentialism (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a survey of major existentialist thinkers and traditions in philosophy, beginning with Hegel, and including such thinkers as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Jean Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Themes addressed include authenticity, bad faith, freedom, anxiety, nihilism, mortality, existentialist ethics, phenomenology, humanism, perception, the body, and truth. Prereq.- PHIL 201. Core: AH.

PHIL 291 Special Studies in Philosophy (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

PHIL 292 Special Studies in Philosophy (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

PHIL 293 Special Studies in Philosophy (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand.

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