Course Descriptions

PHL 3000 Philosophy of Religion 3 credits
Essence and meaning of religion as a pervasive phenomenon in human societies; faith and reason, nature of divinity, arguments for and against God's existence, religious knowledge and experience, morality, and the problem of evil.
Prerequisite: 60 semester credits

PHL 3100 Ethics 3 credits
Study of moral decision making and theories that define our responsibilities. This course will examine sources for moral value e.g. law, authority, culture, tradition, religion, the problems associated with ethical subjectivism, as well as prominent historical approaches to ethics in the West.
Prerequisite: 60 semester credits

PHL 3300 Logic 3 credits
Entails a thorough study of traditional Aristotelian logic, propositional logic, induction, informal fallacies, and scientific method. Topics discussed include: use and misuse of statistics, tools of basic economic analysis, memory training, fundamental principles of formal deductive reasoning, and rules of argumentation.
Prerequisite: 60 semester credits

PHL 3850 Special Topics 1-3 credits
Various topics in philosophy. These may be one-time or occasional course offerings.
Prerequisite: Dependent on specific course content

PHL 4100 Philosophy of American Enterprise 3 credits
Examines the role of freedom, individual responsibility, property rights, entrepreneurship, and free markets in moral, intellectual, and economic development. Course materials draw on philosophical arguments, economic theory, and historical examples to demonstrate how these factors work together to create civil society.
Prerequisites: 90 credits; ECN 2210, ECN 2200; HIS 2100, HIS 2150; PSC 2010

PHL 4105 Critical Philosophical Problems 3 credits
Critical philosophical problems of civilization with emphasis on their current status are explored. Problems include the relationship of the increase of knowledge and the use of science and technology in our societies, human rights, war, peace, poverty, prosperity, private property, government control, religion, and other selected philosophical problems with international significance, implications, and relationships.
Prerequisite: 60 semester credits