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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 401 (AM ST 421) American Philosophy (3) Survey of key figures and movements in American thought including the Transcendentalists, the Pragmatists, and contemporary developments.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200-level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 402 European Philosophy (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Survey of key figures and movements of Europe, including phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, and critical theory.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: PHIL 102 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 403 Environmental Ethics (3) Examines ethical theories, justice, rights, community, and human values revolving around such issues as preservation, conservation, pollution, sustainability, and population.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 103 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 405 Philosophy of Law (3) Examines philosophical views of the nature of law, legal ethics, law and society through questions regarding definition, interpretation, and institutions.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 105 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 406 Business Ethics (3) Examines the moral justification of business practices and economic systems through critical analyses of case studies and applied ethical theories.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing  

PHIL 407 (S T S 407) Technology and Human Values (3) Interrelationships of twentieth-century technological change and human values. Emphasis on the social and ethical aspects of technological progress.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 107 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 408W Social and Political Philosophy (3) Historical and philosophical foundations of political organization, authority, and justice, and contemporary issues of rights, community, and culture.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits in philosophy including PHIL 108 or 6 credits at the 200 level  

PHIL 409 Aesthetics (3) Studies concepts of beauty, truth, value, representation, production and reproduction, and reality through philosophical theory and works of art.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 109 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 3 credits of art or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 410 Philosophy of Science (3) Historical and contemporary foundational and methodological issues such as causality, relativity and epistemological relativism, teleology, and the nature of reality.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 110 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 413 Philosophy of Literature (3) Discusses truth, belief, illusion, imagination and creativity through philosophical literature, as well as problems of philosophical writing.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 113 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 416 Philosophy of Social Science (3) Examines the philosophical nature and foundations of methodology, structures and objects, value-neutrality and objectivity in the social sciences.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy including or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 418 Ethics (3) Examines ethical theories, justice, rights, community, and human values revolving around such issues as preservation, conservation, pollution, sustainability, and population.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 103 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 418W Ethics (3) Examines ethical theories, justice, rights, community, and human values revolving around such issues as preservation, conservation, pollution, sustainability, and population.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 103 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 424 Philosophy of Religion (3) Examines the relation between faith and reason, the nature of religious experience, the problem of evil, the existence of God.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 124 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 425W Epistemology (3) The nature of cognition and perception, the conditions of experience, and the justification and truth of belief.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 125 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level; in addition toENGL 015 orENGL 030  

PHIL 426W Metaphysics (3) Examines the nature of reality, the existence of freedom, and the nature of matter, mind, and values.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits in philosophy includingPHIL 126 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 427 Philosophy of Mind (3) Investigates problems of mind from the standpoint of traditional metaphysical views, modern scientific psychology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 127 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 432 (S T S 432) Medical and Health Care Ethics (3) Examines ethical, political, and social issues in the research, implementation, and practice of medicine, medical technologies, and healthcare.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing  

PHIL 433 (S T S 433) Ethics in Science and Engineering (3) Ethical issues arising in the practice of science and engineering and their philosophical analysis.
Effective: Fall 1995
 

PHIL 435 (S T S 435) The Interrelation of Science, Philosophy, and Religion (3) The historical and transformative interactions between science and Western philosophical and religious views of nature, humanity, and God.
Effective: Spring 1996
 

PHIL 437 (IL) World Philosophies and Cultures (3) Philosophical traditions, problems, and authors in African, Asian, Middle- Eastern, Native American, or other non-Western cultures and intellectual traditions.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy including 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 438 (WMNST 438) Feminist Philosophy (3) Examines the central currents of feminist philosophy, selected problems and concepts regarding difference, gender and sex, identity, and political culture.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy including 6 credits of philosophy at the 200-level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 439 (IL) Asian Philosophies and Issues (3) Exploration of the traditions, problems, and authors of one or more of the philosophical systems of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: PHIL 007 9 credits in philosophy including PHIL 007 or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 441 Capstone Course in Philosophy (3) This course is intended as the Capstone Course for Philosophy majors and is to be taken during their senior year or during the last semester of their junior year.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: 6th semester standing and up  

PHIL 453 Topics in Ancient Philosophy (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Examines the philosophy of central figures in ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the post-Aristotelians and Neoplatonists.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 200 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 455 Topics in Modern Philosophy (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Descartes to Kant, including mind and reality, space and time, God and nature, morality and autonomy.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 202 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 456 Topics in Nineteenth Century Philosophy (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Hegel to Nietzsche, including nature and spirit, history and human nature, ideology and morality.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 203 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 457 Topics in Twentieth Century Philosophy (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Topics in the philosophy of figures such as Husseri, James, Russell, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Dewey.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 204 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level or 5th semester standing  

PHIL 458 Topics in Contemporary Philosophy (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Topics in the philosophy of contemporary figures such as Foucault, Habermas, Rorty, Derrida, Rawls, Davidson, and MacIntyre.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 208 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 460 (US;IL) (AF AM 460) African American Philosophy (3) Major works by African American Philosophers, on topics of race, freedom, citizenship, nationhood, law and society.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: AF AM 100 orPHIL 009 and 5th semester standing  

PHIL 461 Plato (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Examines the metaphysics, epistemology, politics, aesthetics, and moral theory of this central figure in the history of philosophy.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 200 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 468 (J ST 468) Jewish Philosophy (3) Explores major figures and trends in Jewish philosophy and their influences on other philosophical traditions.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy and/or Jewish Studies  

PHIL 473 German Idealism (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Critically examines the philosophy of central German idealists, including Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel, and its impact on later philosophy.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy including eitherPHIL 202 orPHIL 203 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 474 Kant (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Critical examination of the metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, legal and moral philosophy, and influence of Immanuel Kant.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits in philosophy includingPHIL 202 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 476 Hegel (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Critical examination of the metaphysics, moral theory, epistemology, and philosophy of history of this central figure of 19th-century philosophy.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 203 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 479 Critical Theory (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Examines the ontology, political and social thought of the Frankfurt School from Horkheimer and Adorno to Marcuse and Habermas.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy including eitherPHIL 203 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 485 Heidegger (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Studies Heidegger's metaphysical thought from his early to later works regarding being, history, subjectivity, aesthetics, language, and his influence.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 402 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 486 Wittgenstein (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Examines Wittgenstein's early and late work, including logical atomism, meaning, language games, forms of life, and the private-language argument.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 204 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 487 Analytic Philosophy (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Analytic philosophy's founding by Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein; and its contemporary development by Quine, Kripke, Dummett, and Davidson.
Effective: Fall 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 202 orPHIL 204 along with 3 credits of philosophy at the 200 level  

PHIL 490 Dewey (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Critically examines the metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, aesthetics, education theory, and social and political philosophy of this major American pragmatist.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: 9 credits of philosophy includingPHIL 401 or 6 credits of philosophy at the 200-level  

PHIL 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

PHIL 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

PHIL 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 498 Special topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

PHIL 499 (IL) Foreign Study--Philosophy (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

PHIL 501 American Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Critically examines central figures in American philosophy including Emerson, Thoreau, Pierce, James, Royce, Dewey, Santayana, Mead, Quine, Davidson, and Rorty.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

PHIL 502 European Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Critically examines central European philosophers including Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Levinas, Foucault, and Derrida; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 503 Ethics Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Critical investigation of philosophical problems in ethics, and viability of historical and contemporary ethical positions; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 508 Social and Political Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Critical examination of social and political philosophies, their historical context and relation to philosophic method; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 512 Seminar in Logic (3) This course covers topics in first-order symbolic logic with identity and advanced special topics in metatheory.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

PHIL 516 Aesthetic Seminar (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Critical examination of problems in philosophy of art including beauty, taste, value, politics, culture, interpretation; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 525 Epistemology Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Studies problems, figures, and movements in epistemology from the ancient philosophers to contemporary thinkers; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

PHIL 538 (WMNST 538) Feminist Philosophy Seminar (3) Critically examines feminist approaches to ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics, social/political philosophy, and the history of philosophy.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

PHIL 539 Critical Philosophy of Race (3 per semester/maximum of 6) The study of philosophical issues raised by racism and by the concept of race and other related concepts.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

PHIL 553 Ancient Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Analyzes specific concerns and texts of ancient philosophy including those of Plato and Aristotle; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 554 Medieval Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Critical examination of medieval texts and philosophers, including Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Ockham; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 555 Modern Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Examines rationalism, empiricism, and other philosophical movements from Bacon and Descartes to Kant and Mill; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 556 19th-Century Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Examination of philosophy from Hegel to Nietzsche on history, dialectic, ideology, existence, science, and art; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 557 20th Century Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Central problems in works of twentieth-century philosophers including Russell, Dewey, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Foucault, Levinas; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

PHIL 558 Contemporary Philosophy Seminar (3 per semester, maximum of 6) Critically investigates diverse recent figures and problems of continental, pragmatic, and analytic philosophy; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

PHIL 561 Major Figures in Ancient Philosophy (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Close study of a major figure in ancient philosophy (6th BCE to 4th CE) through one central or several important texts.
Effective: Fall 2011
 

PHIL 562 Major Figures in Modern Philosophy (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Close study of a major figure in modern philosophy through one central or several important texts.
Effective: Fall 2011
 

PHIL 563 Major Figures in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Close study of a major figure in nineteenth-century philosophy through one central text or several important texts.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

PHIL 564 Major Figures in Twentieth-Century Philosophy (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Close study of a major figure in twentieth-century philosophy by means of one central text or several important texts.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

PHIL 571 (BIOET 501) Perspectives and Methods in Bioethics (3) This course explores a variety of theories and methods in bioethics and applies them to a selection of current topics.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

PHIL 580 Phenomenology (3 per semester/maximum of 6) A critical study of one or more thinkers, ideas, or movements in modern phenomenology.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 589 Philosophical Translation Seminar (2) Studies philosophical works in their original (non-English) languages; course content varies with instructor.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: appropriate language proficiency demonstrated by satisfactory completion of departmental translation exam in given language  

PHIL 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

PHIL 594 Research Technique (1) A course utilizing research sources and techniques relevant to philosophical studies. Taken in the first semester of graduate study.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

PHIL 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

PHIL 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

PHIL 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Students will teach introductory logic course--i.e., Phil 1--and other introductory level courses as required by staffing.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Spring 2000
 

PHIL 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

PHIL 803 (HLS 803) Homeland Security: Social and Ethical Issues (3) This course will examine the social, political, legal, and ethical issues that arise in the context of homeland security.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

1 Students may take only one course for General Education credit from PHIL 001 GH or 004 GH.

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