Philosophy

Faculty

Chair: Kent Dunnington, Ph.D.
Professors: Crisp, Dunnington, Ten Elshof
Associate Professors: Ciocchi

Courses

Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 210 - Introduction to Logic Credits 3

A general introduction to logic covering both deductive and inductive inference, and the analysis of arguments in ordinary language. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 211 - Introduction to Ancient Philosophy Credits 3

An introduction to philosophy through a study of the earliest period of philosophic development in the West, covering the Pre-Socratics through the Neo-Platonists. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 212 - Introduction to Medieval Philosophy Credits 3

An introduction to philosophy through a study of the history of philosophy, from Augustine to William of Occam, with special emphasis upon Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 213 - Introduction to Modern Philosophy Credits 3

An introduction to philosophy through a study of the history of philosophy from the Renaissance through the 18th century. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 214 - Introduction to Philosophy Credits 3

A general introduction to the nature, problems, methods, concepts, and divisions of philosophy. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 215 - Introduction to Ethics Credits 3

An introduction to philosophy through a study of the principal ethical theories and thinkers; basic ethical problems and related biblical teaching. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 216 - Introduction to Philosophy and Aesthetics Credits 3

An introduction to the problems, methods and concepts of philosophy with an emphasis on the issues and theories of aesthetics. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 220 - Introduction to Philosophical Argument and Writing Credits 3

A study of 1) some common types of philosophical arguments and 2) a set of skills necessary for good philosophical writing. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 230 - Introduction to Practical Wisdom Credits 3

An introduction to the philosophical concept of practical wisdom, incorporating a survey of the wisdom traditions and special attention to the tradition of Christian wisdom rooted in the teachings of Jesus. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHIL 231.
Restrictions: Must be Philosophy (PHIL) or Humanities:Philosophy (HUPH); and Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 231 - Practical Wisdom Lab I Credit 1

A seminar designed to assist its members in practical application of insights from PHIL 230. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHIL 230.
Restrictions: Must be Philosophy (PHIL) or Humanities:Philosophy (HUPH); and Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 301 - Greek and Roman Philosophy Credits 3

The history of philosophy in the West from the Pre-Socratics through the Neo-Platonists. In contrast to 211, the lower-division course which covers the same period, this course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210 or PHIL 212 or PHIL 213 or PHIL 214 or PHIL 215 or PHIL 216 or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 302 - Medieval Philosophy Credits 3

The history and philosophy in the West from Augustine to William of Occam, with special emphasis upon Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. In contrast to 212, the lower-division course which covers the same period, this course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210 or PHIL 211 or PHIL 213 or PHIL 214 or PHIL 215 or PHIL 216 or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 303 - Modern Philosophy Credits 3

The history of philosophy in the West from the Renaissance through the 18th century. In contrast to 213, the lower-division course which covers the same period, this course is designed for students who have already taken at least one course in philosophy and are expected to achieve at a higher level of learning. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210 or PHIL 211 or PHIL 212 or PHIL 214 or PHIL 215 or PHIL 216 or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 306 - Philosophy of Religion Credits 3

An examination of topics in the philosophy of religion such as traditional arguments for the existence of God, religious epistemology, the problem of evil, and religious pluralism. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210 or PHIL 211 or PHIL 212 or PHIL 213 or PHIL 214 or PHIL 215 or PHIL 216 or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 307 - Metaphysics and Epistemology Credits 3

A critical examination of 1) selected metaphysical topics and problems and 2) the nature and scope of human knowledge. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210 or PHIL 211 or PHIL 212 or PHIL 213 or PHIL 214 or PHIL 215 or PHIL 216 or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 308 - Ethics Credits 3

A study of the principal ethical theories and thinkers, basic ethical problems, and related biblical teaching. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210 or PHIL 211 or PHIL 212 or PHIL 213 or PHIL 214 or PHIL 215 or PHIL 216 or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 330 - Studies in Wisdom Traditions Credits 3

An intensive study of one or more wisdom traditions. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 230 and PHIL 231.
Corequisites: PHIL 331.
Restrictions: Must be Philosophy (PHIL) or Humanities:Philosophy (HUPH); and Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 331 - Practical Wisdom Lab II Credit 1

A seminar designed to assist its members in practical application of insights from PHIL 330. Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHIL 330.
Restrictions: Must be Philosophy (PHIL) or Humanities:Philosophy (HUPH); and Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 400 - Practical Wisdom: Texts Credits 3

Reading, study, and application of the insights of one or more texts from a wisdom tradition. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 410 - Practical Wisdom: Thinkers Credits 3

Reading, study, and application of insights of a thinker from one of the wisdom traditions. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 420 - Theoretical Wisdom: History of Philosophy Credits 3

Reading and study in selected topics, thinkers, or periods in the history of philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 430 - Theoretical Wisdom: Divisions of Philosophy Credits 3

Reading and study in a single division or sub-division of philosophy, such as aesthetics, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of science. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 440 - Theoretical Wisdom: Philosophical Topics Credits 3

Reading and study in selected topics in philosophy with special attention to contemporary developments in the philosophical literature. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 445 - Philosophical Argument and Writing Credits 1-3

Reading, research and discussion in selected philosophical topics and problems with an emphasis on research and writing skills necessary for successful graduate work in philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 450 - Senior Thesis Credits 3

Directed research in topics chosen in consultation with the philosophy faculty. The student will write a substantial paper in philosophy, with some application to the Christian faith. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 220, PHIL 230, PHIL 231; PHIL 301 or PHIL 302 or PHIL 303.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and a Major in Philosophy (PHIL); Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 461 - Symbolic Logic Credits 3

An introduction to the basic elements of modern symbolic logic, including propositional and predicate logic. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 482 - Readings in Philosophy Credits 1-3

Directed reading in selected topics and problems in philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 490 - Directed Research Credits 1-3

Directed research in some philosophical topic or problem. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.