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Fall 2003




PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy (AH)                         3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4341] 0101 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (ACIV011)       WILSON, R
[4342] 0201 MW.........2:00pm- 3:15pm (MP  012)       LEFKOWITZ, D
[4343] 0301 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (SS  203)       THOMAS, J
[4344] 0401 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SS  203)       THOMAS, J
[4345] 0501 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (MP  008)       THOMAS, J
[4346] 0601 TuTh.......5:30pm- 6:45pm (ACIV006)       BERKOVITZ, J
[7736] 0701 MW.........7:00pm- 8:15pm (SS  108)       STAFF


PHIL 100H Introduction to Philosophy - Honors (AH)                3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4347] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (SS  109)       YALOWITZ, S


PHIL 146  Critical Thinking (AH)                                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4348] 0101 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (ACIV006)       TEMPLETON, R
[4349] 0201 MWF.......12:00pm-12:50pm (ACIV006)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 150  Contemporary Moral Issues (AH)                          3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4351] 0101 MW........11:00am-11:50am (LH1 ...)       DWYER, S
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (MP  102) DIS
[4352] 0201 MW........11:00am-11:50am (LH1 ...)       DWYER, S
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (SS  113) DIS
[4353] 0301 MW........11:00am-11:50am (LH1 ...)       DWYER, S
            F.........11:00am-11:50am (ACIV207) DIS
[4354] 0401 MW........11:00am-11:50am (LH1 ...)       DWYER, S
            F.........11:00am-11:50am (MP  105) DIS


PHIL 152  Introduction to Moral Theory (AH)                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4355] 0101 MWF........8:00am- 8:50am (SS  112)       WILSON, R
[4356] 0201 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (SS  112)       WILSON, R
[4357] 0301 MW.........2:00pm- 3:15pm (SS  203)       VOELLER, C
[4359] 0501 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (ACIV011)       THOMAS, J


PHIL 152H Introduction to Moral Theory (AH)                       3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4360] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (FA  018)       JOHNSON, D


PHIL 248  Introduction to Scientific Reasoning (AH)               3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4361] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (SS  205)       PFEIFER, J


PHIL 251  Ethical Issues in Science, Engineering                  3 credits
          and Information Technology (AH)                   

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4362] 0101 MWF.......12:00pm-12:50pm (SS  203)       WILSON, R


PHIL 321  History of Philosophy: Ancient (AH)                     3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4363] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (ACIV011)       JOHNSON, D


PHIL 321H History of Philosophy: Ancient (AH)                     3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets     A/H.     GDR:Meets    H.
          Permission of the Honors College required.
[4364] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (ACIV011)       JOHNSON, D


PHIL 327  American Pragmatism                                     3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4365] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  015)       BRAUDE, S


PHIL 350  Ethical Theory (AH)                                     3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[4366] 0101 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (SS  203)       MCCABE, M


PHIL 358  Bioethics                                               3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4367] 0101 MW.........2:00pm- 3:15pm (SS  110)       MCCABE, M


PHIL 370  Philosophy and Parapsychology                           3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4368] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (FA  015)       BRAUDE, S


PHIL 399  Topics in Philosophy Critical Thinking                  3 credits
          Versus the New Age Movement                       

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD Beginning in the
          1980's,  there  has  been  an  increase of
          popular  belief  in  claims  that  are not
          accepted   by  mainstream  science.   This
          course  examines  ways  in  which critical
          thinking  principles  and  skills  may  be
          applied  to various claims  of the New Age
          Movement   and   occult   or  supernatural
          beliefs.  The  student  will learn  how to
          analyze   arguments,   evaluate  evidence,
          recognize  fallacies,  distinguish science
          from  pseudoscience,  and  apply  critical
          thinking  to various New Age, supernatural
          or  occult  beliefs,  such  as channeling,
          healing  crystals,  biorhythms, astrology,
          creationism,    dowsing,    and    demonic
          possession.   The   influence   of   media
          misinformation,  psychological tendencies,
          and   public   gullibility   in  fostering
          popular   beliefs   in  ideas  which  lack
          acceptance will also be examined.
[4369] 0101 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (ACIV006)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 400  Independent Study in Philosophy                       1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PHIL 405  Honors Independent Study in Philosophy                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


PHIL 445  Philosophy of Language                                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4381] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (SS  114)       YALOWITZ, S


PHIL 472  Advanced Topics in the Philosophy of                    3 credits
          Science Reconstructing the Past                   

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD This course will
          consider  how  we  gain  knowledge  of the
          past.     Historians   reconstruct   human
          history;       biologists      reconstruct
          evolutionary  history. How do  they do so,
          and  why are the  methods of historians so
          different  from  those  of  biologist? The
          first  half of the course will address the
          difficulties    faced    by   evolutionary
          biologists,  the second half will consider
          how  the historian's task differs from the
          biologist's.  Humans are  not only complex
          creatures,    but    their   actions   are
          meaningful.  The second half of the course
          will focus on how these facts about humans
          affect  how  historians  study  them.  The
          course  does  not require  a background in
          biology.
[4383] 0101 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (FA  536)       PFEIFER, J


PHIL 499  Advanced Topics in Philosophy Philosophy                3 credits
          of Economics                                      

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD The course aims
          to    encourage   critical   philosophical
          refelction    on    econimics    and   its
          fundamental  concepts  and  to  achieve  a
          better  understanding of its relevance for
          social  justice.  We will  study topics in
          three  main  areas  of  the  philosophy of
          economics:  (i) Topics  in methodology and
          epistemology  of  economics,  such  as the
          nature  of  explanation in  economics, the
          status  of  the fundamental  postulates in
          contemporary   economics,  the  nature  of
          economic  models,  and  the  influence  of
          ideologies    in    the   development   of
          economics.    (ii)    The    analysis   of
          fundamental  economic  concepts,  focusing
          mainly  on  the rationality  postulates of
          economics.  (iii) Political economy, where
          we   will   consider   the   relevance  of
          economics   for  justice.  Required:  some
          background in philosophy or economics.
[4384] 0101 MW.........2:00pm- 3:15pm (MP  008)       BERKOVITZ, J


PHIL 600  Proseminar in Applied Ethics                             1 credit

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  The Proseminar
          is   a  course  structured  around  public
          lectures    by   prominent   scholars   in
          Bioethics  and Medical Humanties. Students
          earn   credit   by  attending  the  public
          lectures and by participating in the small
          seminar sessions with faculty which follow
          those   lectures.  Lectures  and  seminars
          areheld  3-4  times  each semester  at the
          University   of  Maryland  Medical  System
          Hospital  in  Baltimore.   If  interested,
          please    call    Dr.   Susan   Dwyer   at
          410-455-2005. Repeatable for credit.
[4385] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              STAFF


PHIL 650  Moral Theory                                            3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4386] 0101 W..........6:00pm- 8:30pm (FA  536)       VOELLER, C


PHIL 652  Topics in Contemporary Ethical Theory                   3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
[4387] 0101 Tu.........6:00pm- 8:30pm (FA  536)       O'NEIL, J


PHIL 701  DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH                         1-3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
[4389] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S
[4390] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              VOELLER, C


PHIL 790  Applied Ethics Practicum                                2 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4391] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S


PHIL 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

          Grade Method: P-F
[4392] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S


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