Philosophy and Humanistic Studies Department

Philosophy Course List

The current list of philosophy classes that we offer is below. (We are in the process of developing many new classes, so this list will soon expand.)

Please note the following:

  • All philosophy classes will count toward the General Education humanities distribution requirement. For this GE requirement you need to take a total of 5 courses in the humanities and as many as 3 of those can be philosophy courses.
  • All philosophy classes at the 100 and 200 levels have no prerequisites and are open to all students. All of these classes can serve as good introductory philosophy classes. The 200 level classes are more focused on a specific area, theme or topic in philosophy than the 100 level classes, but they are still intended as introductory classes and any motivated student can do well in a 200-level philosophy class without any previous experience in philosophy.
  • Philosophy classes at the 300 and 400 level have a prerequisite of at least one previous philosophy class or permission of the instructor. If you are interested in taking a 300 or 400 level class but have not taken a philosophy class before, please talk to the instructor for the class. Instructors can waive the prerequisite if they believe you can handle the course material.
  • The University Catalogue hasn’t been updated to reflect changes we recently made in our curriculum, so if you notice differences between the list below and the Catalogue don’t be alarmed. The course names, numbers and prerequisites on this list are all up to date.

Current classes:

Current philosophy courses as of March 6, 2015

PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 103 Introduction to Critical Reasoning

PHI 110 Ethical Issues in Business

PHI 111 Ethical Issues in Health Care

PHI 112 Ethics and the Nonhuman

PHI 120 Introduction to Ethical Theory

PHI 211 Symbolic Logic

PHI 226 Environmental Philosophy

PHI 227 Ethics in Computing

PHI 229 Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory

PHI 231 Ancient Philosophy

PHI 232 Medieval Philosophy

PHI 233 Modern Philosophy

PHI 234 19th and 20th Century Philosophy

PHI 240 Philosophy of Religion

PHI 241 Buddhist Philosophy

PHI 244 Philosophy of the Self

PHI 245 Philosophy of Death and Dying

PHI 250 Philosophy of Art

PHI 252 Philosophy in Film

PHI 259 Philosophy and Pop Culture

PHI 260 Philosophy of Women and Gender

PHI 262 Philosophies of Love and Friendship

PHI 265 Philosophy of Happiness

PHI 315 Philosophy of Language

PHI 316 Philosophy of Science

PHI 320 Social and Political Philosophy

PHI 332 American Philosophy

PHI 334 Existentialism

PHI 338 Postmodern Philosophy

PHI 340 Non-Western Philosophy