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Graduate Philosophy Courses

Courses Offered

Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 5100. Practicum in Teaching Philosophy.

This course orients Instructional Assistants to the principles of teaching philosophy responsibly. Topics include grades, evaluation of written work,classroom management, academic values, and teaching style. This course is required for all new Instructional Assistants in Philosophy. This course does not earn graduate degree credit. Repeatable with different emphasis. Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.

PHIL 5199B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.

PHIL 5299B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.

PHIL 5301. Applied Philosophy.

Practical application of methods and teaching of philosophy to such major areas of human experience as religion, science, morality, politics, art, or literature. Thestudy of one or more of these areas will demonstrate how philosophy contributes to the identification of issues as well as their resolution. May be repeated twice for credit.

PHIL 5302. Dialogue.

Study of literature about the nature, purpose, and significance of dialogue along with active participation in the dialogues of the Department of Philosophy’s Dialogue Series.

PHIL 5303. Philosophy of Technology.

Study of philosophical and ethical dimensions of technology including the nature of technology and technological progress, the relation of humans to thetechnological environment, whether technology is value-laden, and the social character of technology.

PHIL 5304. Philosophy of Language.

This course will examine the nature, structure, and uses of language and its role in conceptualizing and attempting to solve perennial philosophical problems. Features of language such as meaning, reference, truth, verification, and speech acts will be investigated and applied to issues of metaphysics and ontology, epistemology, and theory construction.

PHIL 5306. FOUNDATION STUDIES.

PHIL 5314. American Philosophy.

This course is an examination of contributions of Americans to perennial philosophical issues, including the tradition of American Pragmatism.
 

PHIL 5320. History of Ethics.

This course is a survey of major ethical theories in the Western philosophical tradition.

PHIL 5322. Professional Ethics.

Study of major topics in business and professional ethics, including what a profession is, whether it differs from business, and what is involved with moraleducation, social responsibilities, and ethical standards of professional and business people. May be repeated for credit.

PHIL 5323. Environmental Ethics.

Study of ethical issues associated with the environment including the nature, use, preservation, and restoration of the environment.

PHIL 5324. Meaning of Life.

Investigation of major theories of the meaning of life in Western and Eastern philosophies.

PHIL 5325. Philosophy of Sex and Love.

Critical examination of major philosophical theories on sex and love from ancient to modern times.

PHIL 5326. Philosophy and Sport.

An examination of the philosophical issues that arise in sport. Topics include the social significance of sport, amateurism, the ethics of competition, the meaning of violence within sports, and other related issues.

PHIL 5327. Medical Ethics and Bio-ethics.

Study of ethical issues, dilemmas, codes of conduct, and social responsibilities of health care professionals and bio-researchers.

PHIL 5328. Major Work or Theme in Ethics.

This course examines in detail a single significant work, theme or issue in ethics. May be repeated with a different focus.

PHIL 5351. Philosophy of Education.

Study of major philosophical theories on nature, value, and purpose of education.

PHIL 5355. Philosophical Theory of Science.

An examination of some of the fundamental concepts in science, including relevant evidence, induction, explanation, and commitments when accepting a scientific theory.

PHIL 5356. Philosophical Theory of Knowledge.

The course will consist of a close examination of topics in the philosophical theory of knowledge, such as skepticism, defining knowledge, the nature of justification, perception, and truth.

PHIL 5388. Problems in Philosophy.

Independent study open to students on individual or small group basis. May be repeated for credit.

PHIL 5395. Internship in Applied Philosophy.

Structured practical experience in applied philosophy at a private or public setting. Supervision will be provided both by a member of the graduate faculty and by a key individual in the workplace. Permission of instructor required. Graded on a credit (C), no credit (F) basis.

PHIL 5399A. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s initial thesis enrollment. No thesis credit is awarded until student has completed the thesis on PHIL 5399B.

PHIL 5399B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.

PHIL 5599B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.

PHIL 5999B. Thesis.

This course represents a student’s continuing thesis enrollment. The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding. Graded on a credit (CR), progress (PR), no credit (F) basis.