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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 011 (GH) Philosophy, Science, and Truth (3) Examines the philosophical foundations of natural scientific inquiry, knowledge, objectivity, and the relation of scientific truth to common sense.

PHIL 011 Philosophy, Science, and Truth (3)

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

This course familiarizes students with concepts and problems in the philosophy of science and scientific method, with a view towards problems of truth and the philosophical foundations of scientific inquiry. The course develops students' abilities to reason inductively as well as deductively and to examine the nature of reasoning and its role in scientific inquiry. Students will be graded on participation, case study analyses, a group presentation and response, and a final paper. PHIL 01 1 satisfies the GH requirement and is geared towards non-Philosophy majors. It may be used to fulfill the minor requirements in philosophy. This course is offered once a year with an enrollment of 25-200 students.

General Education: GH
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2003

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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