Philosophy Course Descriptions

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PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy*
3 Credit Hours
This introductory survey of perennial issues in human existence provides a rich evaluation of meaning. A critical examination is conducted of the fundamental assumptions, terminology, and schools of thought addressing the issues in metaphysics, logic, epistemology and axiology (ethics and aesthetics). Discussion, as well as lecture, will focus on both classical and contemporary readings, such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgentein, and Sartre.

PHI 1016 Philosophy in Film*
3 Credit Hours
This course examines classical philosophy questions concerning knowledge, truth, minds, bodies, persons, morality, and meaning of life as raised in and through the medium of contemporary film.

PHI 1600 Applied Ethics*
3 Credit Hours
This course is a practical overview of key issues, questions, and concepts in applied ethics. This course identifies the foundation and principles of biblical ethics as is situated in a historical view of moral theory. After identifying biblical ethics, it seeks to apply Christian ethics to contemporary professional issues and situations present in public square.

*indicates this course is included in the Statewide Course Numbering System.

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  • There are five possible start dates each school year. Fall A (August), Fall B (October), Spring A (January), Spring B (March), Summer (May)