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Fall 2008


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy                              3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[5295] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND203)       THOMAS, J
[5296] 0201 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND208)       YALOWITZ, S
[5297] 0301 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND209)       THOMAS, J
[5298] 0401 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (SOND209)       THOMAS, J
[5300] 0701 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND112)       EALICK, G
[5301] 0801 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (SOND111)       EALICK, G


PHIL 146  Critical Thinking                                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[5302] 0101 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (SOND109)       TEMPLETON, R
[5303] 0201 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (SOND109)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 150  Contemporary Moral Issues                               3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[5304] 0101 MW........10:00am-10:50am (BIOL LH1)      EALICK, G
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV150) DIS
[5305] 0102 MW........10:00am-10:50am (BIOL LH1)      EALICK, G
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV151) DIS
[5306] 0103 MW........10:00am-10:50am (BIOL LH1)      EALICK, G
            F.........11:00am-11:50am (ACIV150) DIS
[5307] 0104 MW........10:00am-10:50am (BIOL LH1)      EALICK, G
            F.........11:00am-11:50am (ACIV151) DIS


PHIL 152  Introduction to Moral Theory                            3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[5308] 0201 TuTh.......8:30am- 9:45am (SOND112)       DIXON, B
[5309] 0301 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SOND111)       DIXON, B
[5310] 0401 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (ACIV151)       SENG, P
[5311] 0501 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (ACIV151)       SENG, P
[5312] 0601 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND113)       SMITH, A


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

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[5313] 0101 MW........10:00am-10:50am (FA  306)       WILSON, R
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (FA  306) DIS
[5314] 0201 MW........10:00am-10:50am (FA  306)       WILSON, R
            F.........11:00am-11:50am (FA  306) DIS


PHIL 321  History of Philosophy: Ancient                          3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[5315] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (PUP 105)       EALICK, G


PHIL 321H History of Philosophy: Ancient                          3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets   AH.    Permission  of  the
          Honors College required.
[5316] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (PUP 105)       EALICK, G


PHIL 327  American Pragmatism                                     3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[5317] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (FA  015)       BRAUDE, S


PHIL 332  Philosophy of the Asian Martial Arts                    3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH or C.
[7664] 0101 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (SOND109)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 346  Deductive Systems                                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[5318] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  006)       WILSON, R


PHIL 358  Bioethics                                               3 credits

          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD PHIL  358 same
          course as HAPP358.
[5319] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (ACIV015)       DIXON, B


PHIL 358H Bioethics                                               3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[5320] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (ACIV015)       DIXON, B


PHIL 370  Philosophy and Parapsychology                           3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[5321] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  015)       BRAUDE, S


PHIL 399A Topics in Philosophy Philosophy of Film                 3 credits

          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  Not  only  do
          certain  philosophical  texts  qualify  as
          art,  but philosophical questions and idea
          are  articulated throughout the humanities
          and   arts:   What  is  realtiy?  What  is
          knowledge?  Does  God  exist?  Is  justice
          possible?  What  is  art? And  so on. PHIL
          399A  will explore philosophical questions
          like   these  by  combining  philosophical
          texts  from the history of philosophy with
          contemporary  movies of a mostly Hollywood
          origin.
[5323] 0101 Tu.........7:10pm- 9:40pm (ITE 227)       SENG, P


PHIL 399B Topics in Philosophy Business Ethics                    3 credits

          Grade Method: REG In order to learn how to
          develop  a  well  rounded analysis  and an
          argument  about  any  dilemma  encountered
          with Business Ethics, we shall pursue four
          objectives. We shall examine: 1. The basic
          ingredients involved in performing ethical
          analysis    and    constructing    ethical
          arguments.  2. A variety  of approaches to
          Business  Ethics.  3. A variety of Ethical
          issues  discussed  under  the  subject  of
          Business   Ethics   including  Downsizing,
          Employee    Rights,   Discrimination   and
          Affirmative    Action,    Women   in   the
          Workplace,   Advertising   and  Marketing,
          Consumer  Safety  and  Product  Liability,
          Business  and  the Environment,  and Moral
          Problems     related     to    Information
          Technology.   4. Ethical Issues related to
          Business and Leadership.
[5324] 0101 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (MP  103)       WILSON, R


PHIL 399C Topics in Philosophy Philosophy of Humor                3 credits

          Grade Method: REG In this class we will be
          examining   the   questions:   what  makes
          something  funny  and  why? The  answer to
          this  question will be  pursued by looking
          at  philosophers dating  back to Aristotle
          and  up to some  contemporary theories. We
          will  also look at some non-philosophica l
          examples  of humor and jokes in both print
          and  visual  mediums  in order  to see how
          well   the   discussed   theories   apply.
          Readings  will  come  from a  selection of
          articles   with   other   material   being
          provided  throughout  the semester  in the
          form of handouts. Prerequisite: One course
          in philosophy or permission of instructor.
          Note: Maybe.  Repeated for credit with the
          permission  of  the  department.  For more
          information contact jathomas@umbc.edu
[5325] 0101 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SOND208)       THOMAS, J


PHIL 400  Independent Study in Philosophy                       1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[5326] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              HITZ, Z
[5327] 0110 Time and room to be arranged              THOMAS, J
[5328] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S
[5329] 0301 Time and room to be arranged              YALOWITZ, S
[5330] 0401 Time and room to be arranged              TEMPLETON, R
[5331] 0701 Time and room to be arranged              PFEIFER, J
[5332] 0801 Time and room to be arranged              BRAUDE, S
[5333] 0901 Time and room to be arranged              WILSON, R
[5334] 1001 Time and room to be arranged              HITZ, Z
[5335] 1101 Time and room to be arranged              EALICK, G
[5337] 1301 Time and room to be arranged              SENG, P
[5338] 1401 Time and room to be arranged              DIXON, B
[5339] 1501 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S


PHIL 452  Advanced Topics in Ethics Moral                         3 credits
          Rationalism                                       

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   PHIL   452
          straddles   the  fields  of  philosophical
          moral    psychology,   cognitive   science
          (including    theoretical    linguistics),
          neuroscience,       and      developmental
          psychology.  Our central focus  will be on
          the  human capacity for moral judgment and
          on  what  makes  that  capacity  possible,
          psychologically  speaking.  While  work in
          this  area may  have profound implications
          for   important  questions  in  metaethics
          concerning,  for example, the existence of
          moral   facts,   those   more  traditional
          metaethical  questions will not  be on the
          main  agenda. Students  should be prepared
          to read challenging material from a number
          of  different  disciplines. Prerequisites:
          TWO   courses   in   Philosophy   or   the
          permission of the instructor. Students who
          have   not   successfully   completed  TWO
          courses   in   Philosophy   will   not  be
          permitted  to take the  course without the
          explicit permission of the instructor.
[5348] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (FA  536)       DWYER, S


PHIL 470  Philosophy of Mind                                      3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[5349] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND203)       YALOWITZ, S


PHIL 701  DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH                         1-3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[5350] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S


PHIL 799  Master's Thesis Research                              1-6 credits

          Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          for permission to enroll.
[5351] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              DWYER, S


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