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Philosophy

Summer 2003




PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy (AH)                         3 credits
Several important problems or issues are discussed, such as the existence of God, the relationship between free will and determinism and the nature of moral responsibility. The course emphasizes the formulation and evaluation of philosophical arguments. For more information contact rwilso@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0228] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             WILSON, R
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  530)


PHIL 210  Philosophy of Religion (AH)                             3 credits
A critical examination of the nature and justification of religious belief. Topics discussed include the existence of God, the nature of religious belief, the problem of evil, the possibility of life after death and the relation between religion and morality. Note: Also listed as RLST 200. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0229] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             WILSON, R
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  530)


PHIL 251  Ethical Issues in Science, Engineering                  3 credits
          and Information Technology (AH)                   
The primary focus of the course is an inquiry into the ethical responsibilities of scientists, engineers and information technologists in today’s high tech, information-oriented society. Students are introduced to both historical and contemporary issues involving ethical and professional responsibility through an extensive discussion and analysis of case studies. The key feature of the course involves learning how to conduct an ethical analysis and then learning how to apply this analysis to a case study. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0230] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             WILSON, R
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  530)


PHIL 334  Asian Philosophy (AH or C)                              3 credits
This course consists of a critical survey of the major philosophical and spiritual traditions of India, China and Japan. The key concepts and principles of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and Shintoism are examined and discussed. Topics include the difference in emphasis and approach between the philosophical thought of East and West, the conceptual relations between the various Asian traditions and the importance of the concept of enlightenment in Asian thought. Special attention is given to the role that Asian philosophy has played in shaping Asian culture. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0231] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             TEMPLETON, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)


PHIL 350  Ethical Theory (AH)                                     3 credits
A critical examination of a range of major ethical theories, chosen from among virtue theories, divine command theories, utilitarian theories, contractualist theories, existentialism, and Kantianism. Readings may be drawn from both historical and contemporary texts. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0232] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             TEMPLETON, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)


PHIL 358  Bioethics                                               3 credits
A survey of the ethical constraints on the practice of medicine, on biomedical research using human and non-human animals, and on the delivery of health care. Specific topics include: doctor-patient confidentiality; autonomy, competence, and medical decision-making; ethical issues at the beginning and end of human life; and controversial biomedical technologies such as cloning and stem cell research. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor. For more information contact msmccabe01@yahoo.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0233] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             MCCABE, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  530)


PHIL 652  Topics in Contemporary Ethical Theory                   3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE.    SEE   PHIL   358   FOR   COURSE
          DESCRIPTION.
[7675] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             MCCABE, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (FA  530)


PHIL 701  DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH                         1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


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