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PL 110 Readings in Philosophy

3 credit hours (University Studies Course)
Description

An exploration of the main issues in philosophy through philosophical and literary readings.

PL 115 Philosophical Writing

3 credit hours (University Studies course)
Description

A writing study of philosophy emphasizing the clarification, development, criticism, and defense of philosophical ideas.

PL 120 Symbolic Logic I

3 credit hours(University Studies course)
Description

A formal study of argument and inference, emphasizing the application of symbolic techniques to ordinary language.

PL 203 Aesthetics and the Arts

3 credit hours(University Studies course)
Description

An introduction to the concepts, theories, literature, criticism and modes of perception appropriate to understanding the arts, developing aesthetic attitudes and making reasoned evaluative judgment.

PL 204 Ethical Theory

3 credit hours(University Studies course)
Description

A normative study of human behavior including an examination of ethical theories and theories of moral development.

PL 224 Philosophy of Women

3 credit hours (University Studies course)
Description

Historical survey of philosophical views on women, including the analysis of controversial issues arising from the women’s movement.

PL 245 Social Philosophy

3 credit hours (University Studies course)
Description

A study of basic concepts and issues in social philosophy.

PL 300 Ancient Philosophy

3 credit hours
Description

A study of the main philosophical movements, texts and thinkers from ancient Greece through the Roman, Islamic and Medieval periods.

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor.

PL 310 Modern Philosophy

3 credit hours
Description

A study of the main philosophical movements, texts and thinkers from the rise of science in the seventeenth century through the development of rationalism, empiricism, Kantianism, and the great social and political philosophies of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor.

PL 330 Advanced Symbolic Logic

3 credit hours
Description

The analysis of formal symbolic systems through contemporary logical theory and techniques of deductive proof.

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor; PL120 - Symbolic Logic I

PL 340 Philosophy of Religion

3 credit hours
Description

A philosophical analysis of issues basic to understanding religion, including the problem of evil, free will and divine foreknowledge, arguments for the existence of God, relation of faith and reason, and arguments for personal immortality.

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor.

PL390  Social Contract Theory

3 credit hours
Description

Part of PL 390-399. Contemporary Philosophy: Variable Topics. A detailed study of one aspect of contemporary philosophy such as: analytic philosophy, philosophy of mind, epistemology.

Prerequisites

PL 330 or PL 310 and 3 additional hours in philosophy; or consent of instructor.

PL 400-409 Seminar: Topics of Philosophy

3 credit hours
Description

An analysis of specific philosophical issues, such as time, free will, the problem of universals, the nature of matter. (May be repeated for credit when different topics are offered).

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor.

PL 450-452 Seminar: Methods and Movements in Philosophy

3 credit hours
Description

An examination of philosophic traditions, such as phenomenology, linguistic analysis, modern philosophical humanism. (May be repeated for credit when different traditions are offered).

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor

PL 453 Philosophy of Technology 

3 credit hours

PL481 Practicum

3 credit hours
Description

Senior level practicum stressing the application of philosophical principles in undergraduate research, classroom teaching, internship, community service or other approved experiential contexts.

PL497-499 Independent Study in Philosophy 

3 credit hours
Description

Directed individual study of special interest areas in philosophy or religion.

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor

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