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Course Descriptions Philosophy (PHIL)

PHILOSOPHY (PHIL)

Updated for 2014-2015

PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy: Survey of

Problems (3)

Great philosophical issues, theories and controversies. (DH)

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy: Morals

and Society (3)

Social and individual values, obligations, rights, responsibilities. (DH)

PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy: Asian

Traditions (3)

Universal themes and problems from Asian perspectives. (DH)

PHIL 110 Introduction to Deductive Logic (3)

Principles of modern deductive logic. (FS)

PHIL 140 Problem Solving (3)

Theory of problem-solving techniques with application to diverse real-world situations. Quantitative techniques to be derived from areas of probability theory, decision and game theory, statistics, as well as logic. Human values in problem solving will be considered. Discussion of computer applications. Crosslisted as ICS 140.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better.

PHIL 211 Ancient Philosophy (3)

An introduction to the history of philosophy based on translation of texts originally written in classical Greek or Latin.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

Rec Prep: PHIL 100 or PHIL 101 or any other 100-level philosophy course.

PHIL 212 History of Western Philosophy II (3)

Introduction to the history of philosophy based on translations of texts originally written in post-classical Latin or Arabic.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

PHIL 213 History of Western Philosophy III (3)

Introduction to the history of philosophy based on translations of “modern” works, that is works originally written in a modern European language.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

PHIL 250 Ethics in Health Care (3)

Health care ethics is an application of general moral principles to special ethical issues relating to health care: professional responsibility, confidentiality, euthanasia, human experimentation, etc.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Prep: PHIL 110.

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