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Course Descriptions

PHIL110M - Introduction to Philosophy (3-0-3)

This course provides an introduction to the important ideas and methods of philosophical inquiry by surveying the writings of some of the most noted philosophers of the Western and Nonwestern world. It also explores the fundamental questions of several of the core areas of philosophy (including metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion), and will relate philosophical ideas to contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL110M.

PHIL240M - Ethics (3-0-3)

This course is designed to introduce students to some classical and contemporary ethical perspectives, philosophies, and decision-making models. The goal of this course is to relate and apply such knowledge to modern day life; hence any concepts, models, and theories presented will also often be applied to specific problems and cases. Applications may include general ethical issues and/or more career specific issues, (to be determined by student/faculty needs or interests).

Prerequisite: ENGL110M with a grade of “C” or better.