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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 113 (GH) Introduction to Philosophy of Literature (3) Examines philosophical ideas in literature, literary forms in philosophies, style and genre, and relation of philosophy, literature, writing, and culture.

PHIL 113 Introduction to Philosophy of Literature (3)

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

This course, as with other 100-level philosophy department courses, is intended for Liberal Arts majors and others likely to take philosophy courses rather than for Philosophy majors. (The analogous course for majors is PHIL 413.) PHIL 113 will provide a critical overview of the relation between philosophy and literature, philosophical literature, and literary philosophy, discussing specific historical figures, movements, and theories on the topic. The course will seek to provide students with an understanding of the nature of philosophical aesthetic values in literary expression, as well as ideological expressions within literature. It will investigate the nature of philosophical writing and of literary writing in order to critically interpret and assess their differences and similarities as representative of the nature of the human values and the human condition. Students will be graded on participation, comparison/contrast papers, a position paper, a collaborative presentation, and a comprehensive final exam. PHIL 113 satisfies the GH requirement and it may be used to fulfill the major and/or minor requirements. This course will be offered once a year with an enrollment of 35 to 50 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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