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PHIL 101 – Introduction to Philosophy I
A study of the perennial problems in western philosophy, emphasizing their contemporary relevance and the philosophical method of inquiry. 

Credits: 3

Hours: 45

Total Weeks: 15

This course is offered online: No

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Content:
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Social Philosophy
Ethics
Mind and Body
Determinism, Free Will, and Punishment
reading break
Knowledge
Personal Identity
The Meaning of Life
Creating People
Death
Suicide
Optimism and Pessimism


Learning Outcomes:
The aims of this course are to awaken student interest in the meaningful philosophical questions and problems of human existence and to provide a forum in which students can begin to discover and critically evaluate their own beliefs through exposure to various perspectives in the assigned readings and through dialectical discussion in class.

Passing Grade: D (50%)

Course Offered in Other Programs: Yes (Academic Associate of Arts Degree – Criminology Specialization; Academic Humanities; Associate of Arts Degree)

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.


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