PHI: Philosophy

Courses

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PHI 1100. PRACTICAL LOGIC.

330

Study of effective thinking based on procedures of logic. Appraisal of evaluation of evidence, practice in detection of fallacies and irrelevancies and testing of arguments for validity and reliability.

PHI 2010. PHILOSOPHY.

330

Contemporary problems introduce major areas of philosophy: metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, theories of knowledge and philosophy of religion. Students explore writings of notable philosophers, past and present, and examine how their ideas have shed light on problems and their relevance to modern life.

PHI 2600. ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING.

330

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ENC 1101 or ENC 1101H or IDH 1110 Study of major theoretical principles on which claims to good life and moral action have been based, such as hedonism, utilitarianism and rationalism. Each theory illustrated by representative selections from works of great philosophers from classical period to 20th century. Gordon Rule course which requires demonstration of college level writing skills through multiple assignments. Minimum grade of C required if used to satisfy Gordon Rule requirement.

PHI 2604. MEDICAL ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING.

330

Introduction to critical thinking skills taught in the context of the examination of the ethical theory. The theory and skills will be applied to cases related to the health care field; for example, issues of patients' rights, allocation of limited medical resources, codes of professional ethics, etc.