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PHH 3050: History Texts Methods I
Ms. Altman, MW 9:30-10:45 am
An historical introduction to classical texts and methods in Greek philosophy, with special focus on Socratic dialectic, Aristotelian logic and metaphysics, Pyrrhonean skepticism and Medieval scholasticism.
PHH 3501: Marx, Freud and other Heretics
Dr. Jackson, TR 11:00-12:15 am
Examines counter-traditional figures in Philosophy from the nineteenth-century. Thinkers will include Sade, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud and others. Emphasis upon the historical roots of resistance within contemporary Western philosophy.
PHI 2000 Introduction to Philosophy
Dr. Riser, TR 9:30-10:45am
Dr. Wolfe, W 5:00-7:45 pm
Ms.Ragusa, MW 9:30-10:45 am
Dr. Alfarone, Virtual (2 sections)
Introduction to the various key philosophical orientations, thinkers, and topics which have evolved during the history of humankind. Meets state requirements for writing-intensive courses.
PHI 2016 Philosophy Through Film
Dr. Ruiz, W 2:00-4:45
Using films and primary readings, the course surveys the major branches of philosophy by exploring core problems in the discipline, including personal identity, the existence of other minds, free-will and determinism, reality vs. appearances, human suffering and the problem of evil. Films may include such titles as The Matrix, Memento and other films with significant philosophical content.#
PHI 3130: Logic and Disputation
Dr. Wolfe, W 11:00am-1:45 pm
An introduction to formal logic and critical thinking, focusing on principles of validity, soundness and strength of argumentative reasoning. Recommended for those planning to take the Law School Acceptance Test (LSAT) and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
PHI 3930 ST: Philosophies of Love and Sex
Dr. Aho, TR 12:30-1:45
A social and historical analysis of philosophical conceptions of love and sex in the West. The course will focus on feminist interpretations and issues of personal identity and power. Satisfies elective requirement for the Gender Studies minor.
PHI 3930 ST: Phenomenology of the Body
Dr. Aho, TR 3:30-4:45
An upper-level introduction to phenomenology by means of an analysis of the human body. The topic will be framed from the perspective of contemporary issues in health and illness. Recommended for students planning on entering careers in medicine or the allied health professions.
PHI 4938: Capstone Seminar in Philosophy
Dr. Aho, W 2:00-4:45 pm
This course offers a close reading of Richard Rorty’s classic, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature. The course will unpack core problems in contemporary Anglophone philosophy of mind and epistemology. It will be conducted as a seminar, with students leading discussions and taking active roles in the presentation of the material.
PHP 4930 Major Figures: Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray
Dr. Ruiz, TR 11:00-12:15#
An upper-division introduction to contemporary French feminism, psychoanalysis, and post-structural philosophy. The class will involve a close reading of primary texts, including Kristeva’s landmark, Revolution in Poetic Language.
REL 2306 : Contemporary World Religions
Dr. Ehman, MW 8:00-9:15, MW 9:30-10:45 (2 sections)
Exploration of the unity and diversity of religious traditions in a global context in order to understand the mutual interactions between religions and cultures. Emphasis on the role of religion in human values systems. Covers major world religions from a historical/cultural perspective.