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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 001 (GH) Basic Problems of Philosophy (3) Introduction to central philosophical themes, including the mind/body problem, the existence of God, ethical problems, the nature of reality.

PHIL 001 Basic Problems of Philosophy (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course provides a critical introduction to, and overview of, fundamental philosophical problems. It includes an examination of historical and contemporary thought through in-class presentation, readings, discussions, and student writings. In this way, students will gain an understanding of diverse and often competing perspectives on basic human problems. These perspectives have shaped cultures and continue to influence thought and practice around the world today. Students will examine diverse viewpoints that will allow them to understand a wide range of views and challenge them to defend their own positions. This course involves active use of writing, speaking, and group projects. It provides opportunities for gathering information, analyzing problems, and synthesizing diverse perspectives. Finally, PHIL 001 allows students to link theory to their own lives and daily practice.

General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2000

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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