PHIL 201 • Introduction to Philosophy (3 units)
Prerequisite: Sophomore status recommended. An introductory study which aims to provide a basic understanding of the nature and aims of philosophy, an acquaintance with some representative philosophical problems, an introduction to the methodology of philosophical inquiry, and a mastery of some of the terminology employed in philosophical discussion. This course does not fulfill a core curriculum requirement.
PHIL 210 • Critical Thinking (3 units)
An introduction to deductive and inductive reasoning, informal logic, semantics, and the techniques of analysis, creative thinking, and problem solving. This course does not fulfill a core curriculum requirement.
PHIL 291, 292, 293 • Special Topic (1, 2, 3 units)
Study of a special topic in philosophy. May be repeated for credit.
PHIL 310, 311 • History of Philosophy (3, 3 units)
Prerequisite: PHIL 201. A survey of the principal periods in Western philosophy from the Greeks to the present, emphasizing the development of major problems and the contributions of outstanding philosophers. These courses do not fulfill a core curriculum requirement.
PHIL/ENGL 418 • Classical Literature and Philosophy (3 units)
Reading and discussion of major texts from the classical period, with attention to their influence on literature and the history of ideas. Emphasis on Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Virgil, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca.
PHIL 430 • Ethics (3 units)
Prerequisite: PHIL 201. The course provides an introduction to a variety of ethical theories and systems in order to formulate alternative perspectives for ethical analysis and decision making.
PHIL/THEO 437 • Philosophy of Religion (3 units)
Prerequisite: PHIL 201. The course employs philosophical methodology to examine the problems of the nature, limits, and validity of religious knowledge; the meaning of religious language; and the origin and nature of evil. This course does not fulfill a core curriculum requirement.
PHIL 470 • Special Topics (1, 3 units)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Study of a special topic in philosophy. May be repeated for credit.
* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.