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Philosophy Department

Philosophy is the study of fundamental questions concerning the nature of what is and what ought to be. The basis of the study of philosophy is the ancient search for self-knowledge and the love of wisdom. In Plato's Dialogues, Socrates says, "Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder." The study of philosophy employs the human capacity to reflect, reason, and make critical judgments in order to consider questions such as: What is the good? What is justice? What is the nature of reality? What if anything can be known for certain? What is the nature of beauty? What is the meaning of human history and human life? Philosophy also examines the principles of logical, scientific, and religious thought, and the great systems of nature and culture employed in the search for truth. Students majoring in philosophy often enter the fields of law, medicine, or business. For these fields a background in logic, ethics, and critical thinking is particularly important. Some students who major in philosophy pursue graduate study in philosophy leading to positions in university teaching. On the graduate level, the department offers programs leading to master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees.

Faculty

Chair/Director
John Stuhr
P3458799
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies

Education

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1976

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • social and political philosophy
  • pragmatism and American philosophy
  • 19th & 20th century European philosophy
  • ethics
  • philosophy and contemporary culture
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michael Sullivan
P5534644
Assoc Professor

Education

  • BA, Whitman College, 1988
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, 1993
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1998

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • ethics
  • classical American philosophy
  • philosophy of law
  • social and political philosophy
Core Faculty
Susan Bredlau
P3137851
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, Stony Brook University, 2006

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
Thomas Flynn
P4070227
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Carroll College, 1958
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1970

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • contemporary continental philosophy
  • aesthetics
  • social and political philosophy
  • the theory of responsibility
Nicholas Fotion
P4947977
Professor

Education

  • BS, Northwestern University, 1950
  • MA, State University of Iowa, 1953
  • PhD, University of North Carolina, 1957

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • moral philosophy
  • philosophy of language
Ursula Goldenbaum
P4722682
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, Akademie der Wissenschaftern, 1983

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
Ann Hartle
P0022042
Professor

Education

  • BA, St. Francis College, 1970
  • PhD, City University of New York, 1976

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • Medieval Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • the nature of philosophy
  • philosophical anthropology
Dilek Huseyinzadegan
P0886823
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, DePaul University, 2012

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
Marta Jimenez
P0153522
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Toronto, 2011

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
John Lysaker
P8532666
Professor

Education

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
Noelle McAfee
P6885486
Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin, 1998

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
Robert McCauley
P8007879
William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor

Education

  • BA, Western Michigan University, 1974
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1975
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1979

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty
  • Linguistics, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • philosophy of science
  • cognitive science
  • contemporary epistemology
Andrew Mitchell
P2179458
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, SUNY Stony Brook,

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • material conditions of thinking and the role of mediation in experience (especially 19th and 20th century German philosophy)
  • relationship between philosophy and literature
Richard Patterson
P7155033
Professor

Education

  • BA, Stanford University, 1969
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1974

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • ancient philosophy
  • metaphysics
  • philosophy of mind
  • logic
Mark Risjord
P5633360
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Wisconsin, 1983
  • PhD, University of North Carolina, 1990

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty
  • Linguistics, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • philosophy of science
  • philosophy of anthropology
  • philosophy of language
  • logic
  • philosophy of mathematics
Melvin Rogers
P5260260
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, Yale University, 2006
  • MPhD, University of Cambridge, 2000

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
John Stuhr
P3458799
Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies

Education

  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1976

Departments

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • social and political philosophy
  • pragmatism and American philosophy
  • 19th & 20th century European philosophy
  • ethics
  • philosophy and contemporary culture
Michael Sullivan
P5534644
Assoc Professor

Education

  • BA, Whitman College, 1988
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, 1993
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2000
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1998

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • ethics
  • classical American philosophy
  • philosophy of law
  • social and political philosophy
Donald Verene
P9541398
Charles Howard Candler Professor OF Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy

Education

  • BA, Knox College, 1959
  • MA, Washington University, 1962
  • PhD, Washington University, 1964
  • Other, Knox College, 1990

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • German Idealism
  • Italian Humanism
  • metaphysics
  • philosophy of culture
  • philosophy of imagination (with emphasis on Hegel, Cassirer, and Vico)
Cynthia Willett
P9253677
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1977
  • MA, University of Toronto, 1980
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1988

Department

  • Philosophy, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • contemporary continental philosophy
  • ethics and social theory
  • race and gender studies
  • philosophy and literature

Courses

Philosophy 100-Level Courses
PHIL 100: Basic Problems in Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys basic problems in philosophy, such as questions concerning truth, knowledge, justice, beauty, and the good.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 110: Intro To Logic
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of correct reasoning, including the recognition, analysis, and criticism of arguments; relevant topics include informal fallacies, syllogistic reasoning, and systems of deduction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 111: Existentialism & European Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

What is Existentialism? We will look at the history of existentialism and see how it challenged the traditional philosophical approaches to questions of human subjectivity and the nature of the good life. In particular, we will explore the works of Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 112: Pragmatism & American Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 113: Intro to Asian Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course will examine the most significant philosophical concepts and traditions in Asian thought.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 115: Introduction To Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introductory examination of fundamental moral questions, such as the best way of life for a human being, the relationship between happiness and moral excellence, and the nature of ethical reasoning, as treated by major philosophers in the history of philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 116: Intro To Bioethics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central questions of biomedical ethics, such as end-of-life issues, abortion, and justice in the distribution of health care.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 117: Nature/Envrnmnt/Sustainability
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course should encourage you to uncover and explore assumptions and evaluations concerning the so-called ¿natural world¿ or ¿environment.¿ Each individual and society exists within an environment, and the character of this relation not only influences the relations of human and non-human creatures, but also lies at the heart of human self-understanding. Through reflection upon these and related issues, this course will develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills by way of an introduction to and encounter with contemporary issues in environmental philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 118: Intro to Business Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to important issues and problems in the ethical conduct of business: What is the proper goal of business in a democratic society? How should businesses protect against conflicts of interest? [Prior to Fall 2010, this course carried the number PHIL 202.]

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 119: Contemporary Moral Issues
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examination of a broad range of moral and social issues, such as abortion, capital punishment, sexism, war, environmental policy, euthanasia, and racism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 120: Intro Social & Political Phil
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central concepts in social and political philosophy, such as liberty, equality, justice, and fairness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 121: Intro to Philosophy of Law
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central concepts in philosophy of law.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 122: Intro Phil of Social Science
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central concepts in philosophy of social science. (1)The distinction between interpretation and explanation. (2)The interplay of culture and nature. (3)The possibility of human universals. (4)The possible genetic basis of culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 123: Intro to Feminist Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central issues in feminist philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 124: Philosophy of Race & Ethnicity
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central questions in the philosophy of race and ethnicity, such as the concept of race: its historical origins, its cogency, and the various uses to which it has been put, including its possible intersection with other forms of oppression.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 125: Intro to Philosophy of Science
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to central issues in the philosophy of science: (1)scientific explanation. (2)evidence and verification. (3)probability theory. (4)the relation of science and politics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 126: Mind, Brain, Self & Evolution
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will study the nature and interrelation of the mind, brain, and self. It will consider embodied structures of perceptions and the consequences of materialist, evolutionary accounts of human nature for the way we understand the meaning of life.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 127: Belief, Knowledge & Truth
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 128: Metaphysics & Nature of Reality
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central question of metaphysics: what is the nature of reality?

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 129: Intro to Phil of Med/Health
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 130: Intro Philosophy & Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers the nature of literature, its epistemic import, and its personal and social value.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 131: Intro Philosophy of Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central themes in the philosophy of religion, such as the nature of religious experience, the question of God's existence, and the relation of faith and reason.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 132: Intro to Philosophy of Art
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Relations between art, beauty, and aesthetics; the artist and the artist's work; normative principles in the fine arts; value of art for the individual; functions of art in culture; and problems of criticism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 133: Intro to Philosophy of Film
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to the central question of the philosophy of film. (1)What is film theory? (2)What is the nature of film? (3)Do films have authors? (4)How do films engage our emotions? (5)Can films be socially critical?

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 134: Intro to Phil of Human Nature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

What is distinctive about a human being? What did it mean to be a human in ancient times, as it differs from what it means in modernity? Who are we, and what are our possibilities? What can we become? The responses to these questions affect our ethics, our politics, and the meaning of our lives.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 136: Love & Friendship
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers the significant philosophical reflection on the nature of romantic love and non-romantic friendship.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
PHIL 190: Fresh Sem: Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study and analysis of the thought of one major philosopher or the study of a special problem or set of related problems in philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Philosophy 200-Level Courses
PHIL 200: Ancient Greek & Medieval Phil
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce the principal figures and topics in ancient Greek and medieval philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 200W: Ancient Greek & Medieval Phil
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce the principal figures and topics in ancient Greek and medieval philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 202: Renaissance & Modern Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce the principal figures and topics in Renaissance and modern philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 202W: Renaissance & Modern Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce the principal figures and topics in Renaissance and modern philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 204: 19th & 20th Century Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce the principal figures and topics in 19th and 20th century philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 204W: 19th & 20th Century Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will introduce the principal figures and topics in 19th and 20th century philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 285: Special Topics in Philsophy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 285W: Special Topics in Philsophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
Philosophy 300-Level Courses
PHIL 310: Symbolic Logic
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Formal approach to deduction and deduction systems; the sentential and predicate calculi, and metatheoretical results.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 311: Existentialism & Phenomenology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics and readings from such philosophers as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 316: Bioethics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course explores the central questions of biomedical ethics, such as end-of-life issues, abortion, and justice in the distribution of health care.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 317: Environmental Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers advanced topics in environmental ethics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 318: Business Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 319: Military Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A study of ethical issues facing the military before war begins, as it is about to begin, and during war.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 321: Philosophy Of Law
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Nature of law and justice; relation of law to ethics and custom; the limits of law; and problems of coercion and unjust law.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 334: Lucretius
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 335: Marx And Marxism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 350: Philosophy Of Education
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EDS 306: Philosophy of Education
Course Description

Relevance of philosophic theory to educational practice, illustrated with a study of some specific fundamental philosophic issues and the way these impinge upon specific problems of education.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 350W: Philosophy Of Education
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EDS 306W: Philosophy of Education
Course Description

Relevance of philosophic theory to educational practice, illustrated with a study of some specific fundamental philosophic issues and the way these impinge upon specific problems of education.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 351: Media Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 352: Nursing Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 385: Special Topics in Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics and problems in philosophy. Content will vary in successive offerings of this course. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 385W: Special Topics in Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics and problems in philosophy. Content will vary in successive offerings of this course. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 390: Philosophical Study Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Philosophy 400-Level Courses
PHIL 400: Topic Ancient Greek Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 400W: Topic Ancient Greek Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 401: Topics Medieval Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers, in depth, particular facets of medieval philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 401W: Topics Medieval Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers, in depth, particular facets of medieval philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 402: Topics Renaissance Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 402W: Topics Renaissance Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 403: Topics Modern Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 403W: Topics Modern Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 404: Topics: 19th Century Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers, in depth, particular facets of medieval philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 404W: Topics: 19th Century Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers, in depth, particular facets of medieval philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 405: Topics 20th Century Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers, in depth, particular facets of 20th century philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 405W: Topics 20th Century Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers, in depth, particular facets of 20th century philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 406: Topics: Contemporary Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 406W: Topics: Contemporary Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 410: Analytic Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of the twentieth-century tradition of language analysis and empiricism; readings from such philosophers as Moore, Russell, Wittgenstein, Ryle, Carnap, Strawson, Quine, Grice, and Searle.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 411: Phenomenology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 412: Pragmatism
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys important perspectives, ideas, and theories in the writings of major American writers. It will focus on pragmatism as developed by such thinkers as Charles Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 412W: Pragmatism
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys important perspectives, ideas, and theories in the writings of major American writers. It will focus on pragmatism as developed by such thinkers as Charles Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and George Herbert Mead.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 413: Asian Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of the philosophical significance of the ideas, images, symbolism, and methods of understanding in Taoism, Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism. May include attention to C.G. Jung's conception of archetypes of collective unconscious and to his commentaries on the classics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 414: Critical Theory
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 415: Ethics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will investigate moral theories as presented by their famous proponents, including such topics as virtue ethics, deontology, and utilitarianism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 417: Philosophy of Nature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers advanced topics in the philosophy of nature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 420: Social & Political Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will investigate social and political philosophies as presented by some of their most famous proponents. Discussion will include such topics as the legitimate basis of the state, the structure of the social contract, and the nature of liberty and equality.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 420W: Social & Political Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will investigate social and political philosophies as presented by some of their most famous proponents. Discussion will include such topics as the legitimate basis of the state, the structure of the social contract, and the nature of liberty and equality.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 422: Philosophy of Social Science
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 423: Feminist Philosophies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course explores the central issues in feminist philosophies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 425: Philosophy Of Science
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers advanced topics in the philosophy of science, including the nature of scientific truth, scientific explanation, and empirical verification.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 425W: Philosophy Of Science
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course considers advanced topics in the philosophy of science, including the nature of scientific truth, scientific explanation, and empirical verification.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 427: Epistemology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 428: Metaphysics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Leading theories of being in Western thought; idealism and realism; naturalism and supernaturalism; materialism and immaterialism; monism, dualism, and pluralism; the mind-body problem. Readings drawn from throughout the history of philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 428W: Metaphysics
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Leading theories of being in Western thought; idealism and realism; naturalism and supernaturalism; materialism and immaterialism; monism, dualism, and pluralism; the mind-body problem. Readings drawn from throughout the history of philosophy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 430: Philosophy Of Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Truth and symbol in literature; aesthetic judgment; literature and cultural change; and literary conceptions of human nature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 431: Philosophy Of Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 431W: Philosophy Of Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 432: Aesthetics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course explores the nature of art and the beautiful.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 436: Philosophy Of Language
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Philosophical study of meaning and language: pragmatics, truth, analyticity, reference, translation, the relationship between language and mind, and the social and political aspects of language use.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 436W: Philosophy Of Language
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Philosophical study of meaning and language: pragmatics, truth, analyticity, reference, translation, the relationship between language and mind, and the social and political aspects of language use.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 437: Philosophy Of History
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Critique of historical knowledge and methods; historical relativity; explanation and understanding in history; and philosophers of history such as Vico, Hegel, Marx, and Dilthey.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 438: Philosophy Of Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Experience and culture; institutions and historical processes; myth and symbol; and the origins of culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 470: Joint Sem Philosophy/Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 470: Joint Sem/Philosophy/Religion
Course Description

Prerequisite: either Philosophy 358 or one course in religion. The religious and philosophical consciousness in confrontation with each other; investigation of their differing natures and methods; and exploration of their possible contribution to the clarification and solution of problems of mutual concern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 480R: Sem On Individual Philosophers
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Intensive study and analysis of the thought of one major philosopher. May be repeated for credit when the subject varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 480RW: Sem On Individual Philosophers
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Intensive study and analysis of the thought of one major philosopher. May be repeated for credit when the subject varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 482: Topics: Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 482W: Topics: Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 485: Seminar For Philosophy Majors
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic Speaker series
PHIL 490R: Senior Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of the nature of philosophy, relationships among the various fields of philosophy, and connections among various fundamental problems in philosophy, approached from the perspective of each student's own course of undergraduate study in philosophy. Required of all philosophy majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 490RW: Senior Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of the nature of philosophy, relationships among the various fields of philosophy, and connections among various fundamental problems in philosophy, approached from the perspective of each student's own course of undergraduate study in philosophy. Required of all philosophy majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 492: Interdis Sem: Philosophy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminars conducted jointly with other disciplines such as religion, literature, classics, psychology, and the natural sciences, in which the relation between the two disciplines is explored. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 495A: Honors (Directed Reading)
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
PHIL 495BW: Honors (Directed Reading)
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
PHIL 496R: Tutorial
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
PHIL 497R: Directed Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable

Honors Program

See “Honors Program” under the curriculum section of the catalog and consult the department for further details.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Awards and Honors

(1) Students who achieve the requisite cumulative grade point averages both in five philosophy courses and in the college are eligible for election to Phi Sigma Tau, the national honor society in philosophy. The Emory chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, Beta of Georgia, has been active since 1979, and sponsors various intellectual and scholarly activities throughout the academic year.


(2) The Paul Kuntz Prize, established in 1989, is awarded annually to a philosophy
major for excellence in undergraduate philosophy. It carries a monetary award of
one hundred dollars.


(3) The Charles Hartshorne Philosophy Essay Prize, open to all students of Emory
College, is awarded annually. It carries a monetary award of one hundred dollars.


(4) The William F. Edwards Undergraduate Lecture, established in 1988, is given
annually on a topic of broad philosophical interest to all undergraduates.