Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
PHI 200Introduction to Philosophy3An introductory study of some classical philosophical
issues. Includes the mind-body problem; free will,
determinism, and moral responsibility; and arguments concerning the existence of God.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
PHI 210Introduction to Logic3An introductory study of the art of reasoning. Attention
to fallacies, inductive inference, traditional Aristotelian logic, and the modern logic of truth-functions.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
PHI 310Moral Philosophy3An introductory study of major issues in normative
ethical theory and selected applied topics of social ethics, such as abortion and euthanasia.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
PHI 330Philosophy of Religion3An analytical and critical investigation of arguments
concerning the existence and nature of God. Notions
of survival after death and the epistemology of religious claims.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
PHI 350Special Topics in Philosophy3A broad range of philosophical topics in specialized areas of philosophy, including historical periods, not covered in the current philosophy program curriculum. Examples include such topics as Philosophy of
Technology, Philosophical Anthropology, and Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant. Consistent with other philosophy 300 level offerings, there are no prerequisites.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
PHI 390Bioethics3An exploration of ethical issues arising from modern biology and medicine, including altruism and sociobiology,
abortion, birth control technology, euthanasia,
and genetic engineering.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
PHI 400Metaphysics3A critical investigation of arguments concerning categorical concepts including time, space, modalities of
existence, and causality.
Not ApplicablePHI 200 or PHI 210 or consent of instructor
PHI 490Survey of Basic Mathematical Logic3A survey of sentential and quantificational language systems and their calculi. Includes proofs of functional
completeness, meta-theorems, Goedel’s proof, and elements of modal logic.
Not ApplicablePHI 210 or one course above MAT 111
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