Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Philosophy (PHL)

PHL* E101 Introduction to Philosophy

Introduces the student to the major branches of philosophy. Readings include works from the philosophy of ethics, politics, religion, ontology, knowledge, and aesthetics.

Prerequisite: Grade "C" or higher in ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

PHL* E111 Ethics

An introduction to ethics or the science of morals and rules of human conduct, this course will explore the history of ethics as well as the application of ethical considerations today. The course will examine how ethical codes are produced and practiced, considering thinkers from Plato and Saint Augustine to modern thinkers such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Michel Foucault. Students will explore the relationships between use and pleasure, self and other, public and private. The course will also address applied ethics; students will choose a specific topic of choice around which to center their own study of ethics?ranging from animal rights, criminal justice, sexual ethics, ethics and art, environmental ethics, slavery, lying, charity, and more.
Prerequisite: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

PHL* E151 World Religions

A general survey of the origins, beliefs, and contemporary practices of Hinduism, Islam, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Confucianism. Attention is given to the interaction of specific religions and the cultures in which they are practiced.
Prerequisite: Grade "C" or higher in ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

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