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Winter 2006




PHIL 100  Introduction to Philosophy (AH)                         3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - An introduction to fundamental philosophical concepts and methods of philosophy through the consideration of issues such as the possibility of knowledge, causality and the nature of reality. We shall also discuss the existence and nature of God, the relationship between mind and body. The course emphasizes the formulation and evaluation of philosophical arguments and may draw upon historical as well as contemporary readings. This is a HYBRID COURSE which means at least one half of our class meetings will involve working on materials that will be posted online by the instructor. Important material will be presented by the instructor in face-to-face class time while at least one half of the course will not require in class attendance. Anyone who misses the first class meeting will be automatically dropped from the course with no exceptions. For more information see blackboard.umbc.edu/ or contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.
[0055] 9151 MTuW.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 231)       WILSON, R
            TBA                       (WEB ...) LAB


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
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0056] 9101 MTuW.......9:00am-12:10pm (FA  018)       TEMPLETON, R


PHIL 368  Aesthetics                                              3 credits
An exploration of central philosophical issues concerning art and art criticism. Topics to be discussed may include the nature of beauty, aesthetic evaluations, the identity of works of art, the relation of art to morality, the relation between art and nature, the status of aesthetic experience and perception. Readings will be drawn from historical and contemporary sources. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy or permission of instructor. For more information contact rwilso4@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0057] 9101 TuWTh......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 231)       WILSON, R


PHIL 400  Independent Study in Philosophy                       1-4 credits

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


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