PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY 101: Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 101, 3 Credits)
Introduction to major ideas and themes in philosophy. Surveys the development of Western philosophy over time with emphasis on modern age. Covers topics in the philosophy of religion, epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and ethics.

PHILOSOPHY 103: Principles of Sound Reasoning (PHIL 103, 3 Credits)
A survey of concepts and methods geared to the advancement of essential skills in critical thinking and methods of analyzing, evaluating, and constructing arguments. Emphasis on logic and reasoning, sound argument, validity of statement, objectivity and impartiality, and appreciation of the value of applying these skills in academic and everyday life.

PHILOSOPHY 120: Survey of Philosophy (PHIL 120, 3 Credits) 
Introduces modern philosophy, from the Renaissance to the present, with careful study of works by Descartes, Hume, Kant, and others. Emphasizes the complex relations of philosophy to the development of modern science, the social and political history of the West, and man’s continuing attempt to achieve a satisfactory worldview.