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PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy I
Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 111 - Logic I
Introduces inductive and deductive reasoning, with an emphasis on common errors and fallacies.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 112 - Logic II
Evaluates deductive arguments utilizing methods of symbolic logic.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 115 - Practical Reasoning
Studies informal logic and language techniques as they relate to reasoning and argument. Provides practice in analyzing arguments and constructing sound arguments. L
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHI 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHI 220 - Ethics
Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 225 - Selected Problems in Applied Ethics
Analyzes and discusses significant contemporary ethical issues and problems existing throughout the various professions such as business, medicine, law, education, journalism, and public affairs. May be repeated for credit.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 227 - Bio-Medical Ethics
Examines the ethical implications of specific biomedical issues in the context of major ethical systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHI 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
PHI 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHI 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits