PHIL 243

An Introduction to Philosophy

Course Description

Designed to familiarize the student with philosophy as a foundation for life, this course provides an introduction to questions in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy and the philosophy of religion. Classical and modern philosophers from Western, Asian, African and Native American traditions are presented. Critical thinking and an application of theory to contemporary issues are emphasized.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the roles, aims, and divisions of philosophy with a view as to how they shape life decisions and directions.
  • Apply a critical thinking process to the student's positions on issues.
  • Evaluate the issues with which the student is confronted.
  • Identify some of the age- old philosophical questions and the responses of major philosophical figures to these questions.
  • Identify the contributions of feminist philosophy as well as the philosophies of Eastern, African and Native American cultures.
  • Assess the philosophical base for positions and development on a variety of personal and societal norms, values and political structures.
  • Explain how one's metaphysical and epistemological framework affects the positions a person takes on a variety of life issues.
  • Analyze various classic philosophical views and arguments.
  • Relate various classic philosophical views to modern day issues.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2015; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 243141903Intro Philosophy 3Fick D 0/28/3Closed
M W 12:00PM-01:40PMLA425
 243141905Intro Philosophy 3Jooharigian R 0/28/0Closed
T R 01:00PM-02:40PMLA425
 243142407Intro Philosophy Online3Oxley R$30.005/31/0Open
 243142976Intro Philosophy Online3Huston M$30.003/31/0Open

Fall; 2015; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 243141900Intro Philosophy 3Fick D 2/28/0Open
T R 08:00AM-09:20AMLA425
 243141902Intro Philosophy 3Fick D 0/28/0Closed
M 09:00AM-11:54AMLA425
 243141904Intro Philosophy 3Huston M 10/28/0Open
W 08:00AM-10:54AMLA425
 243141906Intro Philosophy 3Tierney J 9/28/0Open
F 09:00AM-11:54AMLA425
 243141950Intro Philosophy 3Mileo J 2/28/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMLA425
 243142937Intro Philosophy Online3Huston M$30.003/31/0Open
 243246290Intro Philosophy 3Kirschenheiter T 15/31/0Open
W 06:00PM-08:54PMRC380

Winter; 2016; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/14/2016

 243112937Intro Philosophy Online3Mileo J$30.0031/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/01/2016

 243111953Intro Philosophy 3Tierney J 28/28/0Open
M 05:30PM-09:08PMLA425
 243112433Intro Philosophy Online3Oxley R$30.0031/31/0Open

Winter; 2016; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 243111900Intro Philosophy 3Tierney J 28/28/0Open
M W 01:30PM-02:50PMLA425
 243111901Intro Philosophy 3Fick D 28/28/0Open
T R 08:00AM-09:20AMLA425
 243111902Intro Philosophy 3Staff 28/28/0Open
W 10:00AM-12:54PMLA425
 243111903Intro Philosophy 3Fick D 28/28/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:20AMLA425
 243111906Intro Philosophy 3Huston M 28/28/0Open
M 10:00AM-12:54PMLA425
 243111951Intro Philosophy 3Mileo J 28/28/0Open
W 06:00PM-08:54PMLA425
 243112431Intro Philosophy Online3Huston M$30.0031/31/0Open
 243216281Intro Philosophy 3Kirschenheiter T 31/31/0Open
R 06:00PM-08:54PMRC695

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