Undergraduate

  • PHIL-113 Critical Thinking and Argumentation

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to non-formal methods of analyzing and formulating arguments, including treatment of such concepts/topics as: the nature of argument, induction, deduction, validity, soundness, aspects of language which tend to interfere with logical thought, definition, role of emotion, types of disagreement, and fallacies. The course also emphasizes the practical application of sound reasoning in both evaluating arguments and making arguments of one's own about matters of issues facing society. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-115 Introduction to Philosophy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A general introduction to the nature of philosophical analysis. Lectures, readings, and discussions will focus on representative issues and thinkers from the main areas of philosophy (such the nature of truth, reality, morality, politics, and religion). 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-119 Ethics

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A systematic introduction to the major thinkers and their positions on the main issues of ethics, such as: What is morality? What are moral values? How should we live our lives? Are there objective, universal, absolute moral standards? If so, what are they, and what is their basis? 1 term - credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-E119 Service Learning Component

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-119 concurrently and Instructor consent

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Service Learning Component

  • PHIL-H119 Honors Ethics

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL Major and Minors, CAS Honors, or CAS GPA 3.3 or higher.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A systematic introduction to the major thinkers and their positions on the main issues of ethics, such as: What is morality? What are moral values? How should we live our lives? Are there objective, universal, absolute moral standards? If so, what are they, and what is their basis? Prerequisite: Philosophy majors, minors, or honor students only. 1 term -4 credits.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Honors

  • PHIL-120 Ethics and Civic Life

    Prerequisites:

    PPE Majors Only

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In this class you will be introduced to the perspectives and methods of politics, philosophy, and economics and see how these three disciplines present distinct but interconnected dimensions of current social and political issues.

  • PHIL-123 Social Ethics: The Good Life

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of contemporary Western society, particularly in the United States, in relation to philosophical attempts to define the good life. Current books that exhibit a philosophical approach towards important contemporary social issues will be discussed, as well as classics in philosophy. Topics may include: civic virtue, consumerism, current events, economic justice, popular culture (film, music, television), religion and secularism, etc. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-H123 Honors Social Ethics: The Good Life

    Prerequisites:

    Limited to PHIL majors, minors, and CAS Honors students.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of contemporary Western society, particularly in the United States, in relation to philosophical attempts to define the good life. Current books that exhibit a philosophical approach towards important contemporary social issues will be discussed, as well as classics in philosophy. Topics may include: civic virtue, consumerism, current events, economic justice, popular culture (film, music, television), religion and secularism, etc. Prerequisite: Philosophy majors, minors, or honor students only. 1 term -4 credits.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Honors

  • PHIL-E123 Service Learning Component

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-123 concurrently and Instructor consent

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Service Learning Component

    Type:

    Local Engagement Experience

  • PHIL-127 Contemporary Moral Issues

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A critical examination of a number of contemporary moral issues such as: abortion, affirmative action, animal rights, capital punishment, cloning, drug legalization, environmental ethics, euthanasia, genetic engineering, gun control, pornography, same-sex marriage, suicide, war and terrorism, etc. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-E127 Service Learning Component

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-127 concurrently and Instructor consent

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Service Learning Component

    Type:

    Local Engagement Experience

  • PHIL-H127 Honors Contemporary Moral Issues

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL Major and Minors, CAS Honors, or CAS GPA 3.3 or higher.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A critical examination of a number of contemporary moral issues such as: abortion, affirmative action, animal rights, capital punishment, cloning, drug legalization, environmental ethics, euthanasia, genetic engineering, gun control, pornography, same-sex marriage, suicide, war and terrorism, etc. 1 term - 4 credits. Prerequisite: Philosophy majors, minors, or honor students only. 1 term -4 credits.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Honors

  • PHIL-210 History of Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

    Prerequisites:

    Restricted to PHIL majors and minors, PPE majors, and honors students

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The study of philosophical thought from the period of the ancient Greek philosophers through the Medieval thinkers, including such philosophers as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Zeno, Parmenides, Pythagoras, Protagoras, Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm, and Abelard. An introductory course designed to equip the student with a well grounded understanding and appreciation of Philosophy. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Classics Minor,Social & Intellectual HST

  • PHIL-H210 Honors History of Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

    Prerequisites:

    CAS Honors Students Only

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The study of philosophical thought from the period of the ancient Greek philosophers through the Medieval thinkers, including such philosophers as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Zeno, Parmenides, Pythagoras, Protagoras, Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm, and Abelard. An introductory course designed to equip the student with a well grounded understanding and appreciation of Philosophy. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Classics Minor,Social & Intellectual HST,Honors

  • PHIL-211 History of Modern Philosophy

    Prerequisites:

    Restricted to PHIL majors, minors, PPE majors and CAS Honors students.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of the prominent modern thinkers, such as Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. The course is an historical survey of the key concepts, problems and developments in modern philosophy including rationalism, empiricism, and skepticism. The following themes central to Modern philosophy will be addressed: the nature of reality; the limits of human knowledge; self and self-identity; mind and body; freedom in theory and practice; reason vs. sentiment in ethics. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • PHIL-212 Formal Logic

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to formal (or semi-formal) study of the basic types of deductive arguments (propositional and syllogistic logic). 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Quantitative Analysis

  • PHIL-219 Philosophy of Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    What counts as art? What is beauty? Are there objective standards of beauty? This course examines the nature of aesthetic experience, art, beauty, and creativity. Through the classic and contemporary readings, the students will be introduced to philosophical issues concerning the meaning of art, artistic representation, perceptions of art, interpretation, and criticism. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own experience of art and explore the relationships among the artist, the audience, the artwork, and the world. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every third year.

  • PHIL-223 Philosophy in Literature

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An inquiry into some philosophical themes in modern literature. Existential reality, immortality, faith and nature, morality and reason will be explored through the creative word of modern authors. Special emphasis will be placed on recurrent themes and their philosophical belief structure and meaning. 1 term - 4 credits.

  • PHIL-228 Feminist Philosophy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is an introduction to the philosophy of feminist thought. Feminist theories of epistemology, metaphysics and morality will be examined as critiques of traditional philosophy,. Feminist perspectives and methodologies include radical, liberal, postmodern, as well as more recent trends in ecofeminism. Special emphasis will be placed on explicit and implicit practices of alienation and exclusion as they have unfolded in the gendering of thought, truth, and reality. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every third year. C b

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-229 Eco-Feminism

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL 119, or PHIL 123, or PHIL 127

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the political, social, and ecological problems facing us as a global community. Having its roots in feminist theory and deep-ecology, eco-feminism provides a critical framework for ecological responsibility and accountability. Writings from eco-feminist thinkers and environmental activists around the world will be used to highlight the philosophical and political conflicts and challenges, including globalization and loss of biodiversity, global warming, international human rights, the relationship of gender and nature, and modes of redress for eco-justice and sustainable development.

  • PHIL-H229 Honors Eco-Feminism

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL 119, or PHIL 123, or PHIL 127. Restricted to CAS Honors Students

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the political, social, and ecological problems facing us as a global community. Having its roots in feminist theory and deep-ecology, eco-feminism provides a critical framework for ecological responsibility and accountability. Writings from eco-feminist thinkers and environmental activists around the world will be used to highlight the philosophical and political conflicts and challenges, including globalization and loss of biodiversity, global warming, international human rights, the relationship of gender and nature, and modes of redress for eco-justice and sustainable development.

    Type:

    Honors

  • PHIL-250 Social & Political Philosophy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of persistent debates in political and social philosophy. Topics covered can include the meaning of property and welfare, the tensions between liberty and equality, censorship and freedom of expression, the relation of church and state, human rights and the common good, the possibility of political education and civic virtue, legitimacy of the state, revolution and counter-revolution, war and problems of ends and means, addressing historic injustices, such as racism, genocide, or sexism, among other topics. Students will read both classic and contemporary writings to address both the historical roots and the contemporary treatment of these questions. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social & Intellectual HST

  • PHIL-255 Science, Myth, and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Both mythology and science arise from the human need to explain the world, to understand its laws, and give an account of its origin. This course focuses on the controversial relationship between myth and science and explores their historical roots, their social influence and their respective views of reality, human nature, and origin of the universe. Both historical controversies and contemporary debates, such as evolution vs. intelligent design, will be considered. Topics in the philosophy of science, such as the nature and scope of the scientific method, will also be addressed. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-260 Philosophy of Religion

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course analyzes and interprets fundamental religious concepts and beliefs, examines the rational support for religious faith, and addresses the relation between religion and society. Fundamental questions concerning the nature and existence of God, salvation, and immortality will be explored, and for this the primary focus will be Western religious conceptions but may broaden to include other world religions. Other topics may include: whether all religions can be equally valid and true; the relation of religion and the state; the status of miracles; the history and psychology of religion; the conflict between religion and science. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-261 Eastern Philosophy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The exposition and critical evaluation of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Islam. Special attention is given to foundation principles as well as to the similarities and differences of each of these philosophies to basic ideas in Western philosophy. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered alternate years. C b

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Asian Studies

  • PHIL-262 Buddhism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An historical survey of Buddhist philosophy. We will explore Buddhist origins, central teachings, devotional and meditational practices, ritual and institutions as developed from classical to modern times. Special attention given to the philosophical diversity of the Buddhist world view. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered alternate years. C b

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Asian Studies

  • PHIL-263 Native American Religion

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is an examination of Native American (Indian) religious experience, both the similarities and differences among the myths and rituals of the major tribes which comprise the background of our nation's history of Western migration and settlement. The emphasis will be on understanding how life was experienced by these peoples through a close look at the philosophical meanings of their mythology and ethics. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered alternate years. C a

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-265 Women in Spirituality

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration into the various dimensions and ideologies concerning the role of the feminine in relation to the Divine. Belief systems, myths and archetypes from ancient Goddess worship to 20th century feminist theology will be examined in terms of the philosophical content and psychological consequences. Special emphasis will be placed on feminist metaphysical structures for understanding consciousness and Reality. Classes will be conducted by means of lectures, primary and secondary texts and class discussions. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-266 African Philosophy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to both traditional and modern philosophy from the African continent. Topics include: the intellectual dimensions of oral-traditional cultures within Africa; the impact of colonialism on African belief systems; philosophical responses to colonization; contributions of modern and contemporary African thinkers to the fields of social, political, moral and aesthetic philosophy.

  • PHIL-267 Chinese Philosophy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of the main developments in Chinese Philosophy. The course begins with the early dynastic concept of humanism and then turns to Confucius and Mencius. Having developed the central Confucian doctrines, students next examine the Taoist response to Confucianism in the writings of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu. The course then considers Zen Buddhism, which is called Ch'an Buddhism in China, where it originated. In particular, students study the concept of sudden enlightenment before turning to the Neo-Confucian scholars.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-314 20th Century Philosophy

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: PHIL 211 or consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines one or more of the following major philosophical movements of the 20th century: Pragmatism, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Logical Positivism, Analytic (Linguistic) Philosophy, Postmodernism and Critical Theory (Post-Analytic Philosophy). Prerequisite: PHIL 211 or consent of instructor. 1 term -4 credits. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-316 Existentialism

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An overview of the existentialist tradition. Primary focus on issues and problems arising from the existentialist reaction to classical philosophy. Topics include: paradoxes and contradictions of human nature and human condition; radical freedom, commitment, and responsibility; existential anxiety, meaninglessness and the rejection of God; authenticity and self-deception; individuality and community. Philosophers to be discussed will include Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Dostoevsky, and Heidegger. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or consent of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-H316 Honors Existentialism

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or consent of instructor. Restricted to CAS Honors students

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An overview of the existentialist tradition. Primary focus on issues and problems arising from the existentialist reaction to classical philosophy. Topics include: paradoxes and contradictions of human nature and human condition; radical freedom, commitment, and responsibility; existential anxiety, meaninglessness and the rejection of God; authenticity and self-deception; individuality and community. Philosophers to be discussed will include Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Dostoevsky, and Heidegger. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or consent of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Honors

  • PHIL-318 Philosophy of Law

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Readings may include a range of classical authors, such as Plato and Aquinas, as well as the works of such 20th-century legal philosophers as H.L.A. Hart, Dworkin and Rawls. Also included may be leading jurists such as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Learned Hand. Issues discussed may include the nature of law, its relation to justice, and how the legal system should operate to arrive at just decisions. Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or consent of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-319 Topics in Applied Ethics

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-119, PHIL-123, PHIL-127 or PHIL-120

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will address in depth one or more specific issues in applied ethics. Topics will vary and may range from applied issues in political thought, such as just war theory or transitional justice, to specific questions in professional ethics or social policy, such as end-of-life care, economic justice, or the role of technology in the human future. Prerequisite: PHIL 119, or 123, or 127. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-330 African Philosophy and Religion

    Prerequisites:

    One course in Philosophy or consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores indigenous African systems of thought, modern academic African philosophy, African social and political theory, and contemporary debates centered on questions of identity, modernity, essentialism and historicity within the African context. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every third year. C b

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-362 Environmental Ethics

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-119, PHIL-123, PHIL-127 or PHIL-120

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the moral issues involved in the interaction of humans with their natural environment. Topics include: the environmental crisis, human-centered vs. nature-centered ethics, intrinsic value in nature, obligations to future generations, the importance of preserving endangered species and wilderness, radical ecology, eco-feminism, and the role of social justice in environmental issues. Prerequisite: PHIL 119, or 123, or 127. 1 term -4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-363 Bio and Medical Ethics

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: Phil 119, or 123, or 127.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the moral problems facing health-care practitioners, their patients, and others involved with the practice of medicine in today's society. Issues include euthanasia, the ethics of medical experimentation, the use of reproductive technologies, genetic counseling and genetic engineering, truth-telling and confidentiality in doctor-patient relationships, the cost and availability of medical care. Normally offered every third year.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-390 Internship in Politics, Philosophy and Economics

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-120

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Students in this course will serve as interns in a program-approved position with a service provider, professional organization, government agency, or non-governmental organization whose work is relevant to the PPE major. A faculty mentor will meet with students regularly to develop individually designed programs of readings and to discuss this material and its relation to the internship experience. In addition to the substantial time commitment to the internship, course requirements will usually include a weekly journal and a research project.

  • PHIL-401 Ethics in Action 1: Persistence of the Classics

    Prerequisites:

    Take 1 PHIL course level 200 or higher; or take GVT-275 or GVT-276; Instructor consent required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines how classical works of ancient and medieval moral and political philosophy raise questions and themes that persist in challenges facing contemporary public policy and personal ethics. Topics covered will include the nature of moral duties, the connection between happiness and morality, citizenship and virtue, the meaning of a good life, the attractions and limitations of moral relativism, the foundations of legitimate government, arguments for and against democracy, realism and idealism in statecraft, and the relationship between law and ethics. Authors may include the Pre-Socratic thinkers, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, and Aquinas, among others.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Classics Minor

  • PHIL-402 Ethics in Action 2: the Crisis of the Modern

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-210, PHIL-211, 1 400-level PHIL course, and Instructor consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues the examination of themes addressed in PHIL 401/701, with a focus on how radical change, from the early modern era to the present, poses both challenges and opportunities for thought and action. In addition to issues from PHIL 401/701, themes may include revolution and reaction, the role of science and technology, the clash between universalism and particularism, distributive justice and the economy, liberty and equality, faith and secularism, and others. Authors may include Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche, as well as contemporary thinkers.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • PHIL-403 The Idea of Human Rights

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's Consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This seminar will analyze and explore the universal human rights concept -- the idea that all human beings, by virtue of their humanity alone, have human rights that should be recognized by all nations. It will explore the concept's meaning; its theoretical underpinnings, critiques and defenses; and the kinds of specific rights suggested by the concept. The course will also provide an introduction to existing human rights law. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-414 Topics in Philosophy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A detailed exposition and evaluation of a specific topic or of the views of one major philosophical thinker or group of thinkers. Readings from both primary and secondary sources. Prerequisite: PHIL 210 or 211 or consent of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-416 Plato: Profiles in Philosophy

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: PHIL 210 or consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A detailed study of Platonic texts and issues. Works studied will vary but will often include dialogues such as the Apology, Euthyphro, Phaedo, Republic, and Symposium. Themes may include, among others: the nature of philosophy and its relation to society; the dialogue form and the character of Socrates; the difference between truth and opinion; the meaning of virtue; justice and the ideal regime; the theory of forms and the nature of reality; love, death, and transcendence. Prerequisite: PHIL 210 or consent of instructor. 1 term ? 4 credits. Normally offered every third year.

    Type:

    Classics Minor

  • PHIL-423 Advanced Formal Logic

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: PHIL 212 or consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will put to work the logical theory developed in Formal Logic (Phil 212). In particular, students will use First-Order Logic to investigate computability and computation theory. Goedel's First and Second Incompleteness Theorems are a particular focus in the course. Prerequisite: PHIL 212 or consent of instructor. 1 term -4 credits. Normally offered alternate years.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-424 Philosophy and Literature: Feodor Dostoevsky and the Great Philosophical Novel

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of the nineteenth-century Russian novelist Feodor Dostoevsky and his contribution to world philosophy and literature. Dostoevsky's stories, which weave together philosophical reflections, unique personalities and gripping plots, earned the author numerous superlative titles. Dostoevsky has been praised as a literary genius, a prophetic political thinker, a keen psychologist and an expert on human condition. His work inspired generations of intellectuals, among them prominent European thinkers: Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Hesse and many others. In addition to a detailed study of Dostoevsky's writings the course explores the socio-political, literary, and intellectual contexts in which he developed as a thinker, introducing students to both his opponents and admirers.

    Type:

    Studies in Literature

  • PHIL-440 Stay the Hand: Philosophical and Literary Readings on Law and Violence

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An interdisciplinary course examining the idea of law and its function in human society, with a special focus on issues of violence, war, peace, and justice. The course will examine law as it represented, enacted, and discussed in various literary and philosophical writings from the ancient world to the present, to include various Biblical texts, Sophocles's Antigone, Aeschylus's Oresteia, Plato's Apology, Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Melville's Billy Budd, Toni Morrison's Beloved, among many others.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • PHIL-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: PHIL 210 and 211 and consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a department member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-513 Internship in Applied Ethics

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-119, PHIL-123, PHIL-127 or PHIL-120 and consent of instructor

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students in this course will serve as interns in a department-approved position with a service provider, professional organization, government agency, or non-governmental organization whose work is relevant to issues in applied ethics. A faculty mentor will meet with students regularly to develop individually designed programs of readings and to discuss this material and its relation to the internship experience. In addition to the substantial time commitment to the internship, course requirements will usually include a journal and a research project. PHIL 119 or 123 or 127 and consent of instructor. 1 term -4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • PHIL-514 Advanced Topics in Philosophy

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: PHIL 210 or PHIL 211 and consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students with sufficient background in philosophy and a special interest in areas of philosophy which cannot be covered in regularly offered courses will be guided by senior members of the Department. Students working on Honors in Philosophy must take this course in the first semester of their senior year to prepare a thesis proposal. PHIL 210 or PHIL 211 and consent of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • PHIL-H514 Honors Advanced Topics in Philosophy

    Prerequisites:

    Take PHIL-210 or PHIL-211; Instructor consent required; CAS Honors

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students in the Honors Program with sufficient background in philosophy and a special interest in areas of philosophy which cannot be covered in regularly offered courses will be guided by senior members of the Department. Students working on Honors in Philosophy must take this course in the first semester of their senior year to prepare a thesis proposal. Normally offered every year.

    Type:

    Honors

  • PHIL-515 Senior Symposium

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: PHIL 210 and 211 and consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This is a required course for all students in the major, to be taken in the Spring Semester of their senior year. Students will prepare a portfolio of their previous coursework, collaborate with the faculty symposium leader on a selection of texts to read in common with other seniors, and prepare one paper for delivery at the Senior Symposium, usually held in late April. Students seeking Honors in Philosophy must take this course to complete the senior thesis. PHIL 210 and 211 and consent of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered Spring Semester every year.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • PHIL-H515 Honors Senior Symposium

    Prerequisites:

    Take PHIL-210 and PHIL-211; Instructor consent required; CAS Honors

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This is a required course for all Honors Program students in the major, to be taken in the Spring Semester of their senior year. Students will prepare a portfolio of their previous coursework, collaborate with the faculty symposium leader on a selection of texts to read in common with other seniors, and prepare one paper for delivery at the Senior Symposium, usually held in late April. Students seeking Honors in Philosophy must take this course to complete the senior thesis. Normally offered Spring Semester every year.

    Type:

    Honors

  • PHIL-HE123 Service Learning Component

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Service Learning Component

    Type:

    Local Engagement Experience,Honors

  • PHIL-HE127 Service Learning Component

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    Service Learning Component

    Type:

    Local Engagement Experience,Honors

  • PPE-401 Political Economy

    Prerequisites:

    PHIL-119, PHIL-120, PHIL-123, or PHIL-127 and 2 of the following courses: GVT-110, GVT-201, GVT-225, EC-101, EC-102, PHIL-212, PHIL-250, STATS-240, STATS-250. PPE students only. Senior status required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This interdisciplinary class brings together the fields of politics, philosophy, and economics at a high academic level. You will be confronted with hard questions about the sources, ends, and limits of government; the usefulness and troubles of free markets; the proper distribution of economic advantages in society; and what works best for building a just and efficient system of economic institutions.

  • PPE-H401 Honors Political Economy

    Prerequisites:

    Take PHIL-119 PHIL-120 PHIL-123 or PHIL-127; and 2 of the following courses: GVT-110, GVT-201, GVT-225, EC-101, EC-102, PHIL-212, PHIL-250, STATS-240, STATS-250. PPE Students Only. Senior Status and CAS Honors required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This interdisciplinary class for students in PPE and the Honors Program brings together the fields of politics, philosophy, and economics at a high academic level. You will be confronted with hard questions about the sources, ends, and limits of government; the usefulness and troubles of free markets; the proper distribution of economic advantages in society; and what works best for building a just and efficient system of economic institutions.

    Type:

    Honors

  • PPE-510 Independent Study

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Independent Study

  • RS-111 Introduction to World Religions: Western Traditions

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will explore the comparative history and structure of Western religious traditions, broadly understood, and their impact on other world religions, while attempting to recognize the similarities and the differences among them. Traditions to be studied include Greek and Roman religion, the monotheistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as Zoroastrianism, Sikhism and Bahaism). We will also explore the impact of the Western religions on indigenous traditions, such as African religion, Native American religion, and Pacific Island religion. Attention will be given to the reading of original texts when available. Requiring students to observe religious ceremonies will enhance practical understanding of many of the above traditions. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered every year.

  • RS-112 Introduction to World Religions: Eastern Traditions

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine a variety of Eastern religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism. Possible connections to be explored will be the impact of these traditions on others, such as Pacific Islands and African religion, as well as the growing place of Eastern religion in the West. This course will explore the history and structure of each tradition, while attempting to recognize the similarities and the differences among them. Attention will be given to the reading of original texts when available. Requiring students to observe religious ceremonies will enhance practical understanding of many of the above traditions. Normally offered every year. Cultural Diversity B

    Type:

    Asian Studies

  • RS-301 Reason and Revelation

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Traces the evolution of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the High Middle Ages to explore the role of Neo-Platonism and Aristotelianism in clarifying and explaining dogma. Particular attention will be paid to ideas about the ways of knowing and rational proofs of God's existence in Philo of Alexandria, Augustine, Anselm, Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Aquinas and Maimonides. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered in alternate years.

  • RS-510 Independent Study

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a department member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

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