Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL-201  Introduction to Philosophy  3 Credits  

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. Core requirement for the religion major offered every semester.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

PHIL-291  Special Topic:  1 Credit  

Study of a special topic in philosophy. May be repeated for credit.

PHIL-292  Special Topic:  2 Credits  

Study of a special topic in philosophy. May be repeated for credit.

PHIL-293  Special Topic:  3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in philosophy. May be repeated for credit.

PHIL-430  Ethics  3 Credits  

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-437  Philosophy of Religion  3 Credits  

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.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

PHIL-467  Beauty and the Christian Life  3 Credits  

An exploration of the category of beauty as it is variously addressed within the Bible, historic and contemporary Christian theology, and philosophy. These sources will be considered so that students may begin developing their own constructive theology of beauty.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

PHIL-470  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in philosophy. May be repeated for credit.