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Spring 2009


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.
[4793] 0101 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (SOND209)       THOMAS, J
[4794] 0201 MWF.......11:00am-11:50am (SOND409)       THOMAS, J
[4795] 0301 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (SOND101)       SMITH, A
[4796] 0501 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND206)       DIFATE, V
[4797] 0701 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (MP  101)       YALOWITZ, S
[4798] 0801 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (SOND206)       WILSON, R
[4799] 0901 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (PUP 208)       PFEIFER, J


PHIL 146  Critical Thinking                                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[4800] 0101 MWF........9:00am- 9:50am (SOND109)       TEMPLETON, R
[4801] 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.
[4802] 0101 MW........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV LH4)      EALICK, G
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV145) DIS
[4803] 0102 MW........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV LH4)      EALICK, G
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV151) DIS
[4804] 0103 MW........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV LH4)      EALICK, G
            F..........1:00pm- 1:50pm (FA  536) DIS
[4805] 0104 MW........10:00am-10:50am (ACIV LH4)      EALICK, G
            F..........1:00pm- 1:50pm (FA  530) DIS


PHIL 152  Introduction to Moral Theory                            3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[4806] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (SOND205)       SENG, P
[7603] 0201 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (ACIV151)       DIFATE, V
[4808] 0301 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (FA  306)       THOMAS, J
[4810] 0501 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND205)       SENG, P
[4811] 0601 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND208)       THOMAS, J


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

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[4812] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (PHYS LH6)      WILSON, R
            F.........10:00am-10:50am (LH1 ...) DIS
[4813] 0102 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (PHYS LH6)      WILSON, R
            F.........11:00am-11:50am (SOND110) DIS


PHIL 322  History of Philosophy: Modern                           3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[4814] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (SOND101)       BRAUDE, S


PHIL 346  Deductive Systems                                       3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4815] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (ACIV014)       WILSON, R


PHIL 350  Ethical Theory                                          3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[4816] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND209)       DIXON, B


PHIL 350H Ethical Theory                                          3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[4817] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND209)       DIXON, B


PHIL 355  Political Philosophy                                    3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.
[4818] 0101 TuTh......10:00am-11:15am (SOND205)       SENG, P


PHIL 368  Aesthetics                                              3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD PHIL 368-0101 is
          a   historical   survey  of  philosophical
          writings  on art and aesthetic experience,
          ranging  from  Ancient  philosophers  like
          Plato   and   Plotinus,  through  Medieval
          considerations   of   art  and  beauty  in
          Aquinas  and Dante, and Modern conceptions
          of  beauty  and  taste  in Hume  and Kant.
          Selections  from  Hegel,  Heidegger, Dewey
          and  more contemporary  writers will round
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[4819] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND205)       SENG, P


PHIL 371  Epistemology                                            3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4820] 0101 MW.........5:30pm- 6:45pm (SOND206)       EALICK, G


PHIL 372  Philosophy of Science                                   3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4821] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (SOND209)       PFEIFER, J


PHIL 391  The Philosophy of Sex                                   3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Also listed as
          GWST 391.
[4822] 0101 MWF.......10:00am-10:50am (SOND109)       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 for permission to enroll.
[4823] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              BRAUDE, S
[4824] 0110 Time and room to be arranged              YALOWITZ, S
[4825] 0111 Time and room to be arranged              WILSON, R
[4826] 0401 Time and room to be arranged              TEMPLETON, R
[4827] 0501 Time and room to be arranged              DIXON, B
[4828] 0601 Time and room to be arranged              EALICK, G
[4829] 0701 Time and room to be arranged              PFEIFER, J
[4831] 0901 Time and room to be arranged              THOMAS, J
[7716] 1001 Time and room to be arranged              SENG, P


PHIL 405  Honors Independent Study in Philosophy                  3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor for permission to enroll.
[4832] 0101 Time and room to be arranged              BRAUDE, S
[4833] 0201 Time and room to be arranged              YALOWITZ, S
[4835] 0401 Time and room to be arranged              PFEIFER, J


PHIL 445  Philosophy of Language                                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4836] 0101 MW.........1:00pm- 2:15pm (ACIV305)       EALICK, G


PHIL 454  Animals and the Environment: Moral Theory               3 credits
          and its                                           

          Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  In Philosophy
          454,  Animals and the Environment, we will
          examine   issues   involving   the   moral
          significance of plants, non-human animals,
          and    ecosystems.    Historically,    the
          non-human constituents of nature have been
          largely   margionalized  as  a  result  of
          Western philosophy's efforts to reason-out
          what  is  morally significant  and why. In
          the  1970s,  however,  a  number  of moral
          philosophers  began arguing that non-human
          entities  deserve  much better.  Our class
          examines     some     of    this    early,
          groundbreaking  scholarship,  but  we also
          look   to   contemporary   writings   that
          continue challenging the moral status quo.
          Specific  topics  to be  addressed include
          animal  rights,  the  intrinsic  value  of
          non-sentient      nature,     ecofeminism,
          religious  attitudes  toward  nature,  and
          'Third   World'   critiques   of   Western
          environmentalism.
[7542] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (FA  536)       DIXON, B


PHIL 470  Philosophy of Mind                                      3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4838] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (PHYS107)       EALICK, G


PHIL 471  Freedom, Determinism and Responsibility                 3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[4839] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (FA  536)       YALOWITZ, S


PHIL 650  Moral Theory                                            3 credits

          Grade  Method: REG/P-F/AUD  Throughout the
          world   there   are   massive  social  and
          resource  inequalities between  and within
          communities. This global inequality raises
          serious  moral questions. While states and
          individuals  do  provide  aid  to overcome
          this  problem, relatively  small increases
          in  international  assistance  could  save
          millions  of  lives. So  do the relatively
          affluent  have a  responsibility to assist
          the  global  poor?  If  so, why?  How much
          assistance  should  be provided,  and what
          kind?   What  aspects  of  global  poverty
          should  we should focus on? In this class,
          we  will  attempt  to  provide  answers to
          these    questions.     We    will    read
          philosophers    from   the   Aristotelian,
          consequentialist,       Kantian,       and
          contractarian      ethical     traditions,
          including Amartya Sen, Peter Singer, Onora
          O'Neill, and John Rawls. These theoretical
          perspectives will be applied to real-world
          moral   problems   stemming   from  global
          poverty  -  problems  such  as low  pay in
          'sweat  shop' factories and pharmaceutical
          research   in   impoverished  communities.
          Prerequisites:  two courses in Philosophy,
          at  least one of which  is at the advanced
          level. Also listed as PHIL 454.
[4841] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (FA  536)       DIXON, B


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