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PHIL-1000 Critical Thinking
03 Semester Credits
Principles of critical and creative thinking with emphasis on practical applications.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

PHIL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy
03 Semester Credits
Basic concepts, reasoning skills, and attitudes employed in philosophical inquiry. Study and analysis of perennial philosophical problems through critical examination of writings of classical and contemporary philosophers. Preparation for further work in philosophy and any area of learning requiring reasoned views. Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PHIL-101H Honors Introduction to Philosophy
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to basic concepts, reasoning skills, and attitudes employed in philosophical inquiry. Study and analysis of perennial philosophical problems through critical examination of writings of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis on an in-depth study of primary sources within philosophical tradition. Prepares students for further work in philosophy and any area of learning requiring reasoned views.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval or eligibility for Honors English.

PHIL-1020 Introduction to Logic
03 Semester Credits
Introduction to evaluation of arguments. Concentration on basic principles of formal logic and application to evaluation of arguments. Explores notions of implication and proof and use of modern techniques of analysis. Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PHIL-179H Honors Contract in Philosophy
01 Semester Credit
Honors Contract complements and exceeds the requirements and objectives for an existing PHIL 1000-level honors course through the formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. In order to complete the contract, the student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor offering the contract for mentor-student tutorial sessions. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level honors course in Philosophy, whose instructor approves the Honors Contract. 

PHIL-2010 Comparative World Religions
03 Semester Credits
Study of origin, nature, and meaning of major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I. 

PHIL-2020 Ethics
03 Semester Credits
Study of systems and problems of human conduct with applications to moral problems and decisions.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

PHIL-202H Honors Ethics
03 Semester Credits
Study of systems and problems of human conduct with applications to moral problems and decisions. Emphasis on an in-depth study of primary sources within philosophical tradition. Prepares students for further work in philosophy, applied ethics, and any area of learning requiring reasoned views.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):, and Eligibility for ENG 1010 College Composition I.

PHIL-2031 Philosophy of Science
03 Semester Credits
Study of concept formation in science and examination of patterns of scientific investigation and method. Treatment of concepts such as observation, classification, causality, law of nature, explanation, and theory. Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

PHIL-2040 Philosophy of Art
03 Semester Credits
Examination of types of art theories, their implications for art interpretation, art criticism, creative activity of artist, and appreciation of art objects.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

PHIL-2050 Bioethics
03 Semester Credits
Study and analysis of moral philosophy as applied to issues in health and life sciences with emphasis on developing students` abilities to correctly identify moral problems and defend their moral judgments.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

PHIL-205H Honors Bioethics
03 Semester Credits
An in-depth study and anlysis of moral philophy as applied to issues in health and life sciences with emphasis on developing students' abilities to correctly identify moral problems and defend their moral judgements. 
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s):   ENG-101H Honors College Composition I; or departmental approval.

PHIL-2060 Business Ethics
03 Semester Credits
Application of moral philosophy including ethical theories and moral principles to issues in business and other organizations with an emphasis on developing the student’s ability to identify and analyze ethical issues. Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.

PHIL-208H Honors Social Justice
03 Semester Credits
An advanced intensive study of systems and problems of human conduct with practical application and decisionmaking components.   Emphasis on an in-depth study of primary sources within philosophical tradition.   Prepares students for further work in philosophy, applied ethis, and any area of learning requiring reasoned views.  Participants will select a theme that addresses questions of social justice and civic responsibility.   Mentor supported, student-directed study, seminars and excursions will serve as basis for examination of the chosen theme.  Students will create theme-related project proposals for eventual presentation.
Lecture 03 hours.  Laboratory 04 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  ENG-101H Honors College Composition I, or departmental approval:  3.5 GPA.

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