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Undergraduate Philosophy

2020 Fall Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy 101

An introduction to philosophical thought. Representative philosophers and representative issues, such as the nature of ethical reasoning, rival theories of knowledge, and the individual's relation to society, are considered. The emphasis is on argument and analysis, and on issues which are relevant to philosophical problems.


3 Units

TRUTH AND THE MEDIA

Philosophy 121

There is a vast array of media outlets, political talking heads, and mass-marketed paraphernalia that claim to know what you should know, how you should feel about it, and what the best things are for you. We live thoroughly media-ted. This course critiques our current media culture on the veracity/rationality of their epistemic claims.


3 Units

LOGIC

Philosophy 251

In this course, students will develop skill in recognizing, constructing, and evaluating arguments, both deductive and inductive. Methods include identifying formal and informal fallacies, techniques for determining the validity of deductive arguments, and symbolizing English arguments.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Philosophy 261

The first half of this course studies major ethical theories, offering students some frameworks for moral reasoning. The second half of the course applies those theories to a variety of current moral issues of immediate relevance to the students' lives.


3 Units

MODERN PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy 342

This course concentrates on the main movements in philosophy from Descartes through Kant. Principal works from the major philosophers will be read.


3 Units

ETHICS OF GAMING

Philosophy 355

The course uses central ethical theories to investigate gaming. We will focus on questions such as "What is a game?" "What is cheating?" "How is my identity and agency within a game related to my identity and agency outside of a gaming environment?" "What distinguishes esports from non-esports?" "How can we ethically treat professionals in the gaming industry?"


3 Units

PHILOSOPHY OF GENDER AND RACE

Philosophy 381

This course examines the philosophical assumptions underlying concepts of gender and race. Topics include: historical and contemporary arguments about race and gender as biological categories; the relationship between the use of these categories and the persistence of sexism and racism; and race and gender in theories of subjectivity.


1-3 Units

SEMINAR

Philosophy 494

Variable topics.Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Philosophy 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable

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