Philosophy

*PHIL 1101 – Introduction to World Philosophy

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This course is designed to acquaint students with the value and various methods of philosophically examining life experiences as well as to acquaint them with the basic philosophical beliefs of non-Western and Western cultures. Students are required to read short selections from the primary works of various philosophers, required to write short philosophical papers and are encouraged to raise philosophical questions about knowledge, reality, other cultures and values.

*PHIL 1102 – Introduction to Western Philosophy

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This course is designed to acquaint students with the value and various methods of philosophically examining life experiences, as well as to acquaint them with the historical development of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the modern age. Students are required to read at least one primary work by a major Western philosopher as well as to write short philosophical papers. In addition, students will be encouraged to raise philosophical questions about knowledge, experience, value systems and so forth.

*PHIL 1107 – Ethics

3 credits | Prerequisite: ENGL 1101

This course is designed to acquaint students with the historical development of formal theories of ethics in Western culture as well as with many of the major ethical issues and moral questions that dominate contemporary life, both personal and professional.