Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL S101 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Analyzes argumentation and informal fallacies; introduces deductive logic, and examines inductive evidence in scientific and practical reasoning.

PHIL S201 Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Basic concepts, problems and methods as reflected in writings of great philosophers of the Western philosophical tradition.

PHIL S206 Symbolic Logic

3 credits (3+0)
GER. Introduces students to formal systems, and covers the application of symbolic techniques to the assessment of arguments. Logical concepts and techniques of natural deduction in propositional calculus and quantification theory are covered.

PHIL S301 Ethics

3 credits (3+0)
GER. An introduction to classical and contemporary theories in philosophical ethics and to the problems those theories are designed to solve. Students will develop skills to help them understand and think through situations in which moral factors play a significant role.
Prerequisite: PHIL S201 or PHIL S206, or comparable course.

PHIL S313 Eastern Philosophy

3 credits (3+0)
An exploration of the principal traditions in Eastern philosophical thought including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Attention will be given to the concept of the self in various Eastern traditions, to understand differences in the methodologies employed in Eastern and Western philosophical approaches, and to examine the influences of Eastern philosophy on Western culture.
Prerequisite: ENGL S111.

PHIL S371 Perspectives on the Natural World

3 credits (3+0)
Explores the concepts of nature and wilderness from historical and contemporary perspectives of both Western and non-Western cultures, and addresses questions concerning the relationship between humans and the natural world. Special consideration is given to issues relating to outdoor and adventure recreation. Requires participation in overnight class outings.
Prerequisite: ENGL S110 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

PHIL S390 Selected Topics in Philosophy

3 credits (3+0)
Focused study of a particular philosopher, philosophical problem or area of philosophical thought. Specific topic is announced in the semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit when the content varies.
Prerequisite: PHIL S201 or S206, or instructor permission.