Southeast Missouri State University

UI 305 Judicial Reasoning

3 credit hours
Description

A normative and descriptive examination of the role of courts in contemporary American society via the principles of judicial reasoning.

Prerequisites

Junior standing; Logical Systems; Political Systems; Economic Systems.

UI320 The Modern Presidency

3 credit hours
Description

Examination of the modern American presidency from the combined perspectives of history, political science, and speech communication.

Prerequisites 

US105 or US107; SC105; PS103 or PS104

UI322International Political Economy

3 credit hours
Description

Exploration of the interaction of political and economic forces as it affects international flows of goods, money, investments and technology. 

Prerequisites

Political Systems and Economic Systems

UI 336 Religion in America

3 credit hours
Description

A historical study of the social, political, and philosophical roles of religion in America.

Prerequisites

Completion of the University Studies core curriculum or consent of instructor

UI342 Modern Political Thought

3 credit hours
Description

A critical analysis and examination of the normative concepts and ethical problems of modern political thought. 

Prerequisites

Political Systems and Social Systems and Behavioral Systems

UI350 Middle East Politics

3 credit hours
Description

A survey of social, economic and international forces that influence politics of Middle Eastern societies with particular emphasis on Egypt, Israel, Syria and Turkey. 

Prerequisites

Political Systems and either Economic Systems or Social Systems

UI 352 Medical Ethics

3 credit hours
Description

A study of the ethical questions that arise in the practice of modern medicine.

Prerequisite

Junior standing or consent of instructor.

UI357 Early American Political Thought

3 credit hours
Description

A critical historical analysis and philosophical examination of the origins and development of early American political thought articulated in the classic works of significant American political theorists.

Prerequisites

Political Systems and Social Systems and Behavioral Systems

UI358 Foundations of Political Thought

3 credit hours
Description

A critical examination and study of ancient and medieval political thought articulated in the original classic works of significant political philosophers.

Prerequisites

Political Systems and Social Systems and Behavioral Systems

UI361 Contemporary Political Thought

3 credit hours
Description

A critical historical analysis and philosophical examination of contemporary political thought and the origins and development of major political ideologies of the late 19th century and 20th century.

Prerequisites

Political Systems and Social Systems and Behavioral Systems

UI 368 Mind, Meaning, and Value

3 credit hours 
Description

Exploration of the nature of mind, consciousness, and personal identity through readings in philosophy, literature, and the behavioral sciences.

Prerequisites

Junior standing; completion of University Studies core curriculum.

UI 369 Vice and Virtue

3 credit hours
Description

An exploration of the nature and components of moral character, their patterns of development, and relation to ethical ideals.

UI 370 Media Ethics

3 credit hours
Description

A study of the ethical questions that arise in modern mass media with emphasis on journalism, advertising and entertainment.

Prerequisite

Junior standing or consent of the instructor.  

UI 400 Business and Ethics

3 credit hours
Description

A study of the ethical questions that arise in the context of doing business in modern society.

Prerequisites

Senior standing; completion of University Studies core curriculum. 

UI403 Aesthetics and Human Values

3 credit hours
Description

The nature of aesthetic experience and its relation to fundamental values in religion, morality, history, literature, science, economics, and politics.

Prerequisites

Junior standing; completion of University Studies core curriculum.

UI 406 Transforming the Female Experience

3 credit hours
Description

Examination of multidimensional issues involved in current actions and potential strategies for transforming the human experience of women.

Prerequisites

Oral Expression course and Written Expression course, or consent of the instructor. 

UI 407 Rational Endeavor

3 credit hours
Description

A study of rationality and its role as a framework for evaluating beliefs, actions and decisions in general.

Prerequisites

Completion of University Studies core curriculum.

UI 415 Science and Religion

3 credit hours
Description

An integration of scientific and religious knowledge through reading and discussion related to epistemology, origins, process, and ethics.

Prerequisites

Completion of University Studies core curriculum or consent of instructor.

UI 422 Scientific Reasoning

3 credit hours
Description

Critical study of the reasoning used in the discovery and justification of scientific theories.

Prerequisite

Completion of University Studies core curriculum.

UI 429 Environmental Ethics

3 credit hours
Description

Comprehensive study of the ethical, social, scientific, and cultural problems associated with the use and abuse of natural resources.

Prerequisites

Completion of University Studies courses in Logical Systems, and either Physical or Living Systems categories.  

UI440 The Holocaust

3 credit hours
Description

A critical historical analysis and philosophical examination of the Holocaust.

Prerequisites

Political Systems and Social Systems and Behavioral Systems

UI 441 Feminist Spirituality

3 credit hours
Description

Comprehensive study of the historical and contemporary roles and contributions of women in religion.

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