PHIL 201 — Introduction to Philosophy. 3 hours.
A survey of traditional topics and systems of philosophy.
PHIL 301 — Logic. 3 hours.
An analysis of the logical use of language. The emphasis is placed upon integrity, clarity, and precision in argument.
PHIL 320 — Epistemology. 3 hours.
The most recent shift toward skepticism, represented by the development of postmodernism in the late 20th century, is addressed. The questioning of the status of knowledge and belief will be examined using prominent theories regarding the nature of knowledge. Special attention will also be given to the historical development of these theories. Finally, the principles derived from the theories will be applied to the disciplines of science and religion so that these two types of knowledge can be compared and contrasted. Prerequisite: PHIL 201.
PHIL 325 — World Religions. 3 hours.
A study of the religions of the world. The course may survey the major religions or discuss selected ones.
PHIL 330 — Introduction to Christian Ethics. 3 hours.
Students will be introduced to Christian ethics from its theological, philosophical and historical perspectives. Special attention will be given to the elements of Christian moral deliberation and to the application of Christian ethics to contemporary issues.
PHIL 351 — Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. 3 hours.
An historical survey of the principal ideas of ancient and medieval philosophers. Prerequisite: PHIL 201.
PHIL 352 — Modern Philosophy. 3 hours.
An historical survey of the principal ideas of philosophers of the Renaissance through the present. Prerequisite: PHIL 201.
PHIL 422 — History of Political Philosophy. 3 hours.
PHIL 430 — Augustine. 3 hours.
Same as THEO 430.
PHIL 444 — Islamic Studies. 3 hours.
Islamic Studies engages in the study of Islam as a textual tradition and practiced faith inscribes in history and particular cultural contexts. Provides an introduction to the origin and history of the Islamic movement. Special focus given to Muhammad, the Qur'an as revelation, the contemporary practice of the Islamic faith, Islam and power, contemporary manifestations of Islam, and Islam's relationship to Christianity and the West.
PHIL 451 — Philosophy of Religion. 3 hours.
An inquiry into the nature of religious phenomena, the philosophical significance of the idea and reality of God, the relationship of faith to reason, and the meaning of religious language through readings in and discussions of the writings of philosophers who have made unusually important contributions to the field. Prerequisite: PHIL 201 or permission of the instructor.
PHIL 460 — Postmodern Philosophy. 3 hours.
An inquiry into the principle ideas of Postmodern Philosophy. Same as PSCI 460.
PHIL 489 — Individual Reading and Research in Philosophy. 1-4 hours.
Independent reading and research on a topic agreed upon by the instructor and of special interest to the student. Normally, such study involves a set of short papers and/or culminates in a research paper of substantial length.
PHIL 499 — Topics in Philosophy. 1-4 hours.
A specialized analysis of a traditional topic, a philosopher, or a movement or problem involving individualized research and philosophical dialogue. Prerequisite: PHIL 201.