Medieval Philosophy (3) Examines the thought and influence of major Western thinkers from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries, emphasizing Augustine and Aquinas.
PHIL 201 Medieval Philosophy (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
As part of the history of philosophy sequence required of undergraduate Philosophy majors, this course is designed to examine the movements of thought and major thinkers from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries. The course will begin by studying the historical and philosophical foundations of Medieval thought through an examination of philosophical problems from Ancient Philosophy. It will proceed to a study of Augustine, Islamic Philosophy, Jewish Philosophy, Aquinas, Ockham, and Duns Scotus. Students will be required to critically analyze the texts of the philosophers studied in class, as well as to compare, contrast, and critically evaluate the ideas of these thinkers. They will be graded on participation, comparison/contrast papers, a position paper, a collaborative presentation, and a comprehensive final exam. PHIL 201 satisfies the GH requirement, it may be used to fulfill the minor requirements in Philosophy, and it is a prerequisite to the 400-level courses. It will be offered once a year with an enrollment of 35 students.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.