PHIL: Philosophy

Courses

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. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): 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. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): 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. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): 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. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 214 - Introduction to Philosophy Credits 3

A general introduction to the nature, problems, methods, concepts, and divisions of philosophy. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): 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. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): 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. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 217 - Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Credits 3

An introduction to philosophy through the history of philosophy in the West from the Pre-Socratics through the Medieval Scholastics. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): 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.
Restriction(s): 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.
Corequisite(s): PHIL 231.
Restriction(s): 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.
Corequisite(s): PHIL 230.
Restriction(s): Must be Philosophy (PHIL) or Humanities: Philosophy (HUPH); and Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 240 - Philosophical Topics Credits 3

Reading and study in selected topics in philosophy. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): Must be 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 304 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy Credits 3

The history of philosophy in the West from the Pre-Socratics through the Medieval Scholastics. In contrast to PHIL 217, 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 330 - Studies in Wisdom Traditions Credits 3

An intensive study of one or more wisdom traditions. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 230 and PHIL 231.
Corequisite(s): PHIL 331.
Restriction(s): Must be Philosophy (PHIL) or Humanities:Philosophy (HUPH); and Undergraduate Level.
Repeat Limit (after first attempt): 1.

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.
Corequisite(s): PHIL 330.
Restriction(s): Must be Philosophy (PHIL) or Humanities:Philosophy (HUPH); and Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 340 - Philosophical Topics Credits 3

Reading and study in selected topics in philosophy. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.
Repeat Limit (after first attempt): 10.

PHIL 350 - Philosophy Seminar Credit 1

Reading, research and discussion in selected philosophical topics and problems. Note(s): May be repeated with different course content. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, or PHIL 220 (may be taken concurrently).
Restriction(s): Must be Philosophy (PHIL); and Undergraduate Level.
Repeat Limit (after first attempt): 1.

PHIL 351 - Philosophical Recitation and Defense Credit 1

Reading and study of a core set of topics in philosophy, culminating in an oral recitation and defense of answers to perennial philosophical questions. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): Must be Junior Class or Senior Class; Philosophy (PHIL); have passed two oral exams in the Department, 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 411 - Metaphysics Credits 3

An historical and critical examination of selected metaphysical problems, topics and systems. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340 (may be taken concurrently).
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 412 - Epistemology Credits 3

An historical and critical examination of the philosophical study of the nature, scope and validity of human knowledge. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340 (may be taken concurrently).
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.
Repeat Limit (after first attempt): 10.

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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 230, PHIL 231, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340; PHIL 301 or PHIL 302 or PHIL 303.
Restriction(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 482 - Readings in Philosophy Credits 1-3

Directed reading in selected topics and problems in philosophy. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.

PHIL 490 - Directed Research Credits 1-3

Directed research in some philosophical topic or problem. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): PHIL 210, PHIL 211, PHIL 212, PHIL 213, PHIL 214, PHIL 215, PHIL 216, PHIL 217, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, or PHIL 340.
Restriction(s): Must be Undergraduate Level.
Repeat Limit (after first attempt): 9.