Philosophy

PHI 101-102 (3 CR) (3 CR)
Introduction to Philosophy I-II

May be taken out of sequence

Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PHI 115 (3 CR)
Practical Reasoning

Studies informal logic and language techniques as they relate to reasoning and argument.  Provides practice in analyzing arguments and constructing sound arguments.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PHI 211-212 (3 CR) (3 CR)
The History of Western Philosophy I-II

May be taken out of sequence

Provides historical survey of representative philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the present.  Introduces the student to development of philosophical thought through selected readings of original works and appropriate critical materials.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

PHI 225 (3 CR)
Selected Problems in Applied Ethics

Analyzes and discusses significant contemporary ethical issues and problems existing throughout the various professions, such as business, medicine, law, education, journalism, and public affairs.  Lecture 3 hours per week.