Philosophy Undergraduate Lower-Division Courses

An introduction to the fundamental questions of philosophy through a study of several major philosophers in the history of philosophy.

Approved for LAS Humanities area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures; Writing Intensive. GT-AH3.

Attributes: CLAS Core: Humanities, Explore - Arts, Humanities, and Cultures, Writing Intensive, GT-AH3 - Arts & Hum: Ways of Thinking GT-AH3.

Introductory study of major philosophies on the nature of the good for humans, principles of evaluation, and moral choice. Some attention is given to contemporary topics such as violence and abortion.

Approved for LAS Humanities area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures; Writing Intensive; CLAS Core: Humanities, Explore - Arts, Humanities, and Cultures, Writing Intensive, Arts & Hum: Ways of Thinking. GT-AH3.

Addresses alternative methods for creating a self in a technologically advanced society. In particular, the course will ask how philosophy can provide a foundation for discussion, dialogue, and debate.

Approved for LAS Oral Communication requirement. GT-AH3.

Attributes: CLAS Core: Oral Communication Requirement, GT-AH3 - Arts & Hum: Ways of Thinking. GT-AH3.

An introduction to philosophy through religious topics such as sacredness, faith, reason, revelation,creation, immortality, and God's existence.

Attributes: GT-AH3 - Arts & Hum: Ways of Thinking.

An introduction to the study of religious phenomena such as myth, symbols and rituals as they relate to religious beliefs. The concepts of sacred narratives, sacred histories, and religious experiences will be discussed along with different approaches (e.g., psychological, sociological, anthropological) to the study of religion.

Introduction to the formal and informal standards and critical techniques used in the evaluation of daily reasoning and argument.

Approved for LAS Humanities area requirement. Satisfies the LAS and Compass Curriculum Quantitative and Qualitative Reasoning requirement as a logic course when taken by a student who has either 1) successfully completed MATH 1040 (or a mathematics course that has college algebra as a prerequisite), OR 2) scored 87% or higher on the College Algebra placement test and scored 50% or higher on the Business Calculus placement test. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures. GT-AH3.

Attributes: CLAS Core: Humanities, Explore - Arts, Humanities, and Cultures, GT-AH3 - Arts & Hum: Ways of Thinking.

A study of the major philosophical views regarding justice and their applications to practical issues.

Survey of the major ethical issues that surround the sport industry within the political and economic context of America.

Covers classic and recent representatives of the major philosophical and religious traditions of Asia, including Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Daoist, and Shinto thought.

Approved for LAS Humanities and Global Awareness area requirements. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures; Writing Intensive.

Attributes: CLAS Core: Global Awareness Requirement, CLAS Core: Humanities, Explore - Arts, Humanities, and Cultures, Writing Intensive.

An introduction to natural science and its methods for non-science majors. It focuses on women's participation in both the formation of scientific concepts and the development of methodology. Modern concepts of science and mathematics with an emphasis on women's contributions to these fields will be presented. This course will offer a feminist critique of the traditional methods of science.

Approved for the LAS Natural Science area requirement. Meets with PES 1310 and WEST 1310.

Attributes: CLAS Core: Natural Sciences

This introductory course explores the nature, scope, and complexity of environmental challenges facing us. It utilizes Western and non-Western philosophical and ethical perspectives. Examined topics include: wilderness preservation, global climate change, water usage, ecological restoration, ethical eating, and environmental justice.

Approved for LAS Global Awareness requirement.

Attributes: CLAS Core: Global Awareness Requirement