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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 101 - Philosophical Inquiry

Introduces students to the basic concepts, questions, and methods of philosophical inquiry. Topics may include free will and responsibility, knowledge and skepticism, the nature of the divine, moral reasoning, and human rights and social justice. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W). K5 - Humanities

General Education Pathways: P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Examine the basic methods of the philosophical tradition: critical thinking and argumentative writing
  • Analyze diverse perspectives on key issues in philosophy, such as morality, free will and responsibility, knowledge, and justice
  • Evaluate the strength of the arguments that support those perspectives
  • Examine their own conceptual and normative presuppositions
  • Defend their own reasoned positions on these issues, in argumentative writing and in class discussion

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