Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL1000 | Introduction to Logic | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine the principles of correct reasoning through the use of language; utilize formal rules of deductive reasoning.

General Education: Humanities

PHIL2000 | Introduction to Philosophy | Lecture (3 Credits)

Introduction to the main areas of philosophy through the examination of classic and contemporary sources. General topics include knowledge, existence, and value. Develop the ability to critically examine fundamental beliefs and concepts, reason intelligently about pivotal questions, and express such thought clearly.

General Education: Humanities

PHIL2400 | Introduction to Ethics | Lecture (2 Credits)

The development of ethical standards as related to the individual, government, business, and society. Current legislation is examined from the perspective of its moral and ethical roots with considerations and standards influencing personal and business decisions.

General Education: Humanities

PHIL2450 | Social Ethics | Lecture (3 Credits)

Introduction to the practice of philosophy via the exploration of moral philosophy. Develop the ability to recognize, analyze, and discuss the moral problems which arise in life through the critical examination of ethical theories and their application to the issues of contemporary society. Topics to be considered will vary based on current events and student interest.

General Education: Humanities

PHIL3500 | Science, Technology & Society | Lecture (3 Credits)

An in depth examination of various philosophical issues surrounding science and technology, which will ultimately culminate in an ethical analysis of how we, as a society, ought to use technology. Hone your critical reasoning skills by critically evaluating arguments for various philosophical positions and practice communicating your thoughts on critical and controversial issues.

General Education: Upper Humanities

PHIL4000 | Ethical Decision-Making | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine major moral theories of right and wrong, such as utilitarianism, deontology, egoism, virtue ethics, and feminism. Apply these theories in sound, ethical decision-making particularly in one’s professional life. Through case studies, the consequences of a decision in terms of responsibilities to the company and the economy, to the people impacted by the decision, and to the environment at large are weighed. Explore the tension often created by the difference between what is morally right and what the company’s code of ethics states or what the society’s laws require.

General Education: Upper Humanities