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Philosophy

PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

This course provides a study of major philosophical ideas of the Western world from the time of Plato to the present. The course will present a broad overview of the history of philosophy and the thoughts of major philosophers. Emphasis will be placed on showing relationships between current societies and significant philosophical ideas.

PHI102 Introduction to Ethics (3)

This course provides a survey of ethical theories as they apply to the quest for human happiness and “the good life.”  The principles of moral reasoning and good reasoning will be considered and emphasis will be placed on the views of leading moral philosophers of the western tradition, such as Aristotle, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, and others.  The course will also focus on the applications of moral theory to practice.

PHI105 Religions of the World (3)

This course provides an objective and impartial survey of the major religious systems of the world, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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