Philosophy

Courses

PHIL 100. Critical Thinking. 3 Hours.

The study of effective thinking, both logic and evaluative.

PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy. 3 Hours.

Basic problems, concepts, and methods of philosophy.

PHIL 102. Philosophy of Human Nature. 3 Hours.

Focuses on what it means to be a human being and the so-called "nature-nurture controversy.".

PHIL 201. Philosophy of Religion. 3 Hours.

A critical examination of the reasonability of religious belief. The existance of God, the problem of evil, and other topics will be discussed.

PHIL 210. Ethics. 3 Hours.

A study of traditional concepts in ethical theory and moral reasoning.

PHIL 299. Special Topics In Philosophy. 1-8 Hour.

PHIL 322. Business Ethics. 3 Hours.

Business Ethics Business Ethics is a detailed examination of how the world of business intersects with important ethical issues. The course will address all of (but not limited to) the following: 1) The nature of business ethics. 2) An examination of the leading theories of ethics. 3) Examine what is known as Ethics in the Marketplace. 4) Discuss the relationship of ethics to environmental issues. 5) Look at ethical issues involving both consumers and manufacturers. 6) Become familiar with issues surrounding job discrimination. Numerous cases/examples from the real world will be interwoven along the way. The student will be challenged to both understand ethical theories and to more fully understand how such theories might be applied to real life business situations.

PHIL 330. Political Philosophy. 3 Hours.

This course examines the basic principles and features of the major political philosophies and system s of government.

PHIL 355. The Enlightenment. 3 Hours.

The course is a general overview of the historical, cultural, political and philosophical elements of European Enlightenment. Topics covered included but are not limited to the following: the rise of science, the roles of reason, the attack on "tradition" and the development of Democracy and human rights.

PHIL 380. Existentialism. 3 Hours.

A careful examination of major existentialist thinkers (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, etc.) and dominant existential themes: ailenation, mortality, the meaning of life, and God.

PHIL 383. Asian Philosophy. 3 Hours.

A critical examination to the leading eastern worldviews: Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, and the eastern views.

PHIL 394. Advanced Philosophy. 3 Hours.

PHIL 399. Independent Study General Phil. 1-4 Hour.

PHIL 494. Independent Study Honors Phil. 1-8 Hour.

PHIL 499. Special Topics In Philosophy. 1-8 Hour.

Faculty

Program Coordinator

Stewart Kelly