2023-2024 Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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PHIL 220 - Introduction to Philosophy

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:

This survey of the Western philosophical tradition examines the ways in which thinkers have dealt with fundamental questions over the past 2,500 years. Students will consider central topics, theories, and arguments through historical and contemporary schools of thought from a broad range of philosophical traditions. Examples of Eastern thought serve as counterpoints to contemporary European and American philosophical trends.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate an understanding of major philosophical thinkers and theories.

  1. Summarize terminology related to the study of philosophy.
  2. Identify influential Philosophers and their theories.

Goal 2:  Demonstrate an understanding of broad philosophical questions within historical and cultural contexts.

  1. Identify influential theories and their impact on social understanding.
  2. Characterize influential theories and their impact on social understanding.

Goal 3:  Examine personal philosophical positions on various social and cultural questions.

  1. Identify personal philosophical positions.
  2. Defend personal philosophical positions.

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