PHIL-1000 Critical Thinking

3 Credits

Principles of critical and creative thinking with emphasis on practical applications using theories to improve the quality of mindfulness. Incorporation of skillful analysis, assessment and communication in the problem-solving process.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

PHIL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy

3 Credits

Basic concepts, reasoning skills, and attitudes employed in philosophical inquiry. Study and analysis of perennial philosophical problems through critical examination of writings of classical and contemporary philosophers. Prepares students for further work in philosophy and any area of learning requiring reasoned views.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I or ENG-101H Honors College Composition I.

OAN Approved: TMAH and OAH045.

PHIL-101H Honors Introduction to Philosophy

3 Credits

Introduction to basic concepts, reasoning skills, and attitudes employed in philosophical inquiry. Study and analysis of perennial philosophical problems through critical examination of writings of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis on an in-depth study of primary sources within philosophical tradition. Prepares students for further work in philosophy and any area of learning requiring reasoned views.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-101H Honors College Composition I, or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMAH and OAH045.

PHIL-1020 Introduction to Logic

3 Credits

Introduction to evaluation of arguments. Concentration on basic principles of formal logic and application to evaluation of arguments. Explores notions of implication and proof and use of modern techniques of analysis including logical symbolism.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PHIL-179H Honors Contract in Philosophy

1 Credit

Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing 1000-level honors course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. This independent study at the honors level may also be taken with a non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course the Honors Contract adds an honor experience to that course. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. The student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honor Contracts (six credit hours) may be taken at the college (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in this contract. Departmental approval required.

PHIL-1820 Independent Study/Research in Philosophy

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PHIL-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Philosophy

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

PHIL-2010 Comparative World Religion

3 Credits

Study of origin, nature, and meaning of major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

PHIL-2020 Ethics

3 Credits

Study of systems and problems of human conduct with applications to moral problems and decisions. Prepares students with work in philosophy, applied ethics, and any area of learning requiring reasoned views.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1010 College Composition I, or ENG-101H College Composition I.

OAN Approved: TMAH and OAH046.

PHIL-202H Honors Ethics

3 Credits

Study of systems and problems of human conduct with applications to moral problems and decisions. Emphasis on an in-depth study of primary sources within philosophical tradition. Prepares students for further work in philosophy, applied ethics, and any area of learning requiring reasoned views.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-101H Honors College Composition I, or ENG-1010 College Composition I, with a grade of "B" or higher; or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMAH and OAH046.

PHIL-2031 Philosophy of Science

3 Credits

Study of concept formation in science and examination of patterns of scientific investigation and method. Treatment of concepts such as observation, classification, causality, law of nature, explanation, and theory.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test; or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

PHIL-2040 Philosophy of Art

3 Credits

Examination of types of art theories, their implications for art interpretation, art criticism, creative activity of artist, and appreciation of art objects.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

PHIL-2050 Bioethics

3 Credits

Study and analysis of moral philosophy as applied to issues in healthcare with emphasis on developing students' abilities to correctly identify moral problems and defend their moral judgments.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

PHIL-205H Honors Bioethics

3 Credits

An in-depth study and analysis of moral philosophy as applied to issues in health and life sciences with emphasis on developing students' abilities to correctly identify moral problems and defend their moral judgements.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; or departmental approval.

PHIL-2060 Business Ethics

3 Credits

Application of moral philosophy including ethical theories and moral principles to issues in business and other organizations with an emphasis on developing the students ability to identify and analyze ethical issues.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMAH.

PHIL-208H Honors Social Justice

3 Credits

An advanced intensive study of systems and problems of human conduct with practical application and decision making components. Emphasis on an in-depth study of primary sources within philosophical tradition. Prepares students for further work in philosophy, applied ethics, and any ara of learning requiring reasoned views. Participants will select a theme that addresses questins of social justice and civic responsibility. Mentor supported, student-directed study, seminars and excursions will serve as basis for examination of the chosen theme. Students will create theme-related project proposals for eventual presentation.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; or ENG-1010 College Composition I with grade of "B" or higher; or departmental approval: 3.5 GPA.

PHIL-279H Sophomore Honors Contract

1 Credit

Sophomore Honors Contract in Philosophy complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing Philosophy 2000-level course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract that upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship appropriate to honors 2000-level. In order to complete the contract, student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honors Contracts (six credits) may be taken at the College (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 2000-level course in Philosophy, whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in the sophomore honors contract. Departmental approval required.

PHIL-280H Honors Spec Topics-Philosophy

1-3 Credits

Honors study of selected topics or current issues in Philosophy. Provides student an opportunity to explore various topics in greater detail (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). Repeatable for different topics. No more than six credits of special topics may be applied toward elective and/or program graduation degree requirements.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Members of the Honors Program; successfully completed a minimum of two Honors course ( 6 or more credit hours) with a grade of A or B.

PHIL-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Philosophy

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PHIL-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in Philosophy

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.