2010-11 Course Descriptions
PHIL 275 Introductory Logic and Critical Thinking (3-0-3), fall, even years. Validity and soundness of arguments both in ordinary language (e.g. religion) and in the technical language of science, law, theology, and criticism.
PHIL 378 History and Philosophy of Science (3-0-3), fall, odd years. Newtonian physics, evolution, thermodynamics, quantum theory, relativity, and the impact of these sciences on religion, philosophy, literature, the arts, and the social sciences. Same as PHYS 378.
PHIL 451 Philosophy and Social Justice (3-0-3), fall, even years. This course considers the contributions of major contemporary philosophers to understanding distributive social justice on a national and international level. The class will explore the consistency of various positions with the teachings of Jesus about social justice. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
PHIL 489 History of Modern Philosophy (3-0-3), spring, even years. The development of philosophical thought from Hobbes and Descartes through Kant and Hegel with emphasis on epistemology, metaphysics, and ethical theory. Same as BIBD 489.
PHIL 491 Modern Political Philosophy (3-0-3), spring, odd years. The major political philosophers from Machiavelli to the present. Same as POLS 491.
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