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Catalog Version

Autumn 2015-2016
Catalog update: 
May 15, 2015

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Courses in the Philosophical Inquiry domain address conceptual issues fundamental to reflection on such philosophical topics as metaphysics (e.g., being and nonbeing, the one and the many, the nature of reality, same and other, self and other); epistemology (e.g., the nature and possibility of knowledge, different ways of knowing, knowledge vs. opinion, truth and falsity); ethics (e.g., right and wrong action, good and bad, objectivism and relativism in ethics, social and political philosophies, the idea of value, the problem of evil); and aesthetics (e.g., the nature of beauty, aesthetic value, the possibility of aesthetic valuation). Courses address questions of how such topics impinge upon, shape, and challenge student lives.

Learning Outcomes

​Students will be able to:

  • Address, critically think about, and analyze philosophical questions and problems, using multiple perspectives.
  • Evaluate philosophical questions, issues and/or problems using informed judgment.
  • Analyze and interpret the methods used by philosophers in addressing philosophical questions, issues, and/or problems.
  • Develop an understanding of the historical context of philosophical topics, figures, and texts.
  • Write an analytic essay treating a philosophical question, issue and/or problem that forwards an identifiable thesis, argument, and conclusion.

Courses

Below please find examples of courses previously offered for philosophical inquiry credit. For information on current offerings, please consult campus connection.

African & Black Diaspora Studies

Catholic Studies      

Computer Game Development

Computer Science

Digital Cinema

Environmental Science and Studies

Geography

Health Sciences

Information Technology

Liberal Studies in Education

Management

Modern Languages

Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies

Philosophy

Political Science

School for New Learning

Women’s and Gender Studies

Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse

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