Aug 14, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PHIL& 101 - Introduction to Philosophy

5 Credits
Develop the practical skills of philosophy: reading critically, recognizing and responding to lines of reasoning and communicating effectively about ideas. Examine philosophical issues with an emphasis on doing philosophy.

Course Note Previously PHIL 100.

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve Students seeking Humanities Area 1 distribution credit; students interested ideas, history, politics, literature.  
Active Date 20201105T14:51:34

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 28
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
  • What is philosophy? How does one do philosophy?
  • Critical thinking - transferable skills for interpretation, analysis and communication.
  • Topics in epistemology - thinking about the foundations of knowledge.
  • Topics in metaphysics - thinking about what is real.
  • Topics may include ethics, political philosophy, or aesthetics - thinking about the right and good, just, or beautiful.

Student Learning Outcomes
Interpret philosophical problems and lines of reasoning.

Evaluate philosophical arguments.

Generate one’s own arguments and conclusions with respect to philosophical questions.

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