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2013 - 2014

BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities
(55–86 hours*)


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  1. Complete the following:
      IHUM 250 : Introduction to Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 250 : Introduction to Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Major literary, artistic, and musical forms and their use in the interdisciplinary study of aesthetics and culture and intellectual history. May include International Cinema.

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      IHUM 280R : Sophomore Seminar in Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 280R : Sophomore Seminar in Interdisciplinary Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Focused topics exploring ethical, moral, and epistemological issues in the study of the humanities.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and the Sacred.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and Law.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and Popular Culture.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and the Environment.
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      : Sophomore Seminar: Humanities and Science.
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  2. Complete the following historical foundation courses:
  3. Complete one upper-division foreign language course in literature selected from the approved course list available in the College of Humanities Advisement Center.
  4. Complete the following:
      IHUM 350 : Interpretation of Literature and the Arts. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 350 : Interpretation of Literature and the Arts. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 311; or PHIL 300; IHum 201 and 202 and 250. At least three of the remaining historical foundation courses (item 3 under major requirements).
      DESCRIPTION: Understanding and writing about literature and at least one of the other arts; critical theory.
      NOTE: Should be taken junior year.

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      IHUM 370 : Contemporary Issues in the Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 370 : Contemporary Issues in the Humanities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: IHUM 201 & IHUM 202 & IHUM 250; Engl 311.
      DESCRIPTION: Methods and practices of the discipline. Developing and executing research programs. Writing thoughtful, well-informed and sophisticated papers. Introduction to significant and pressing cultural issues such as globalization, media and the arts, memory and history, among others.

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  5. Complete the following:
      IHUM 390R : Junior Seminar in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Movements, Periods, and Areas. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IHUM 390R : Junior Seminar in the Interdisciplinary Humanities: Movements, Periods, and Areas. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: IHUM 250
      DESCRIPTION: Topics could cover significant movements, periods, areas, and genres in a cultural history of the arts. Obtaining a deep understanding of the arts and the values articulated within a particular historical era. The use of concepts usch as history, context, area, and genre in the study of the arts.

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  6. Work with the IHum internship coordinator and a mentoring professor to complete one to three credit hours of the following or its equivalent:
  7. Complete 12 hours in one of the following tracks as approved by a faculty advisor. At least 6 of the 12 hours must be from upper-division courses.
    1. Art History:

    2. English:

    3. Environmental Humanities:

    4. Foreign Literature:

        Course work for the Foreign Literature track must consist of upper-division courses from foreign language departments, chosen in consultation with the track's faculty advisor.


    5. History:

    6. Media Arts (Film):

    7. Philosophy:
        PHIL 110 : Introduction to Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 110 : Introduction to Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Honors also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        DESCRIPTION: Articulating, assessing, and defending fundamental positions on topics such as reason, knowledge, science, education, ethics, politics, and religion.

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        PHIL 210 : Science and Civilization 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 210 : Science and Civilization 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Honors also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        DESCRIPTION: History of Civilization from Greek antiquity to scientific revolution; methods in early science and their philosophical significance; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.
        NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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        PHIL 211 : Science and Civilization 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 211 : Science and Civilization 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Honors also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        DESCRIPTION: History of Civilization from scientific revolution to present; concepts and methods in modern science and their philosophical significance; exploring fundamental questions in human experience; examining formative events in history; understanding value of important texts.
        NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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        PHIL 213 : Introduction to Ethics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 213 : Introduction to Ethics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer Contact Department
        DESCRIPTION: Nature and justification of moral standards, beliefs, and decisions.
        NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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        PHIL 214 : Introduction to the Philosophy of Art. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 214 : Introduction to the Philosophy of Art. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        DESCRIPTION: The experience of beauty in nature, in literature, and in the arts.
        NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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        PHIL 215 : Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 215 : Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        DESCRIPTION: Existence and nature of God, God's foreknowledge and man's free will, faith, immortality, and religious experience and language.

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        PHIL 320R : Studies in Ancient Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 320R : Studies in Ancient Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 201.
        DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

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        : Topics in Greek Philosophy.
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        : Pre-Socratics.
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        : Socrates.
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        : Plato.
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        : Aristotle.
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        : Neo-Platonism.
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        : Plotinus.
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        : Stoicism.
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        : Greek Ethics.
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        : Greek Science.
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        : Greek Metaphysics.
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        : Greek Logic.
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        : Greek Political Theory.
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        : Greek Epistemology.
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        : Greek Philosophy of Religion.
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        : Helenistic Philosophy.
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        : Church Fathers.
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        : Chinese Philosophy.
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        : Hindu Philosophy.
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        : Buddhism.
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        PHIL 330R : Studies in Medieval Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 330R : Studies in Medieval Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 201.
        DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

        Course Outcomes
                  
        : Topics in Medieval Philosophy.
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        : Augustine.
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        : Anselm.
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        : Averroes.
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        : Bonaventure.
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        : Maimonides.
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        : Aquinas.
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        : Duns Scotus.
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        : William of Ockham.
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        : Boethius.
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        : Medieval Jewish Philosophers.
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        : Medieval Arabic Philosophers.
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        : Medieval Ethics.
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        : Medieval Science.
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        : Medieval Epistemology.
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        : Medieval Metaphysics.
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        : Medieval Logic.
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        : Medieval Political Theory.
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        : Medieval Philosophy and Religion.
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        : Meister Eckhart.
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        PHIL 340R : Studies in Modern Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 340R : Studies in Modern Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 202.
        DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

        Course Outcomes
                  
        : Topics in Modern Philosophy.
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        : Continental Rationalism.
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        : Descartes.
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        : Spinoza.
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        : Leibniz.
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        : British Empiricism.
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        : Hobbes.
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        : Locke.
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        : Descartes and Locke.
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        : Berkeley.
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        : Hume.
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        : Kant.
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        : Hegel.
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        : Schopenhauer.
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        : German Idealism.
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        : Nietzsche.
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        : Nietzsche and Freud.
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        : Kierkegaard.
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        : Utilitarianism.
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        : Modern Political Theory.
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        : Bentham.
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        : J. S. Mill.
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        : Pragmatism.
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        : Peirce.
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        : William James.
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        : Dewey.
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        : Bergson.
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        : Alexander.
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        : Bradley.
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        : Bosanquet.
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        : British Idealism.
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        PHIL 350R : Studies in Contemporary Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 350R : Studies in Contemporary Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 202.
        DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

        Course Outcomes
                  
        : Topics in Contemporary Philosophy.
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        : Philosophy of Social Science.
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        : Philosophy of History.
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        : Philosophy of Psychology.
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        : Philosophy of Theology.
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        : Philosophy and Film.
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        : Philosophy and Literature.
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        : Philosophy of Architecture.
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        : Contemporary Analytical Philosophy.
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        : Contemporary Political Theory.
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        : Russell.
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        : Moore.
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        : Frege.
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        : Truth.
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        : Wittgenstein.
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        : Whitehead.
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        : Logical Positivism.
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        : Continental Philosophy.
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        : Existentialism.
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        : Hermeneutics.
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        : Phenomenology.
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        : Philosophy of Cognitive Science.
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        : Ricoeur.
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        : Husserl.
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        : Heidegger.
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        : Sartre.
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        : Levinas.
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        : Merleau-Ponty.
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        : Gadamer.
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        : Dufrenne.
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        : Derrida.
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        : Foucault.
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        : Marion.
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        : Contemporary French Philosophy.
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        : Oakeshott.
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        : Philosophy of Logic.
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        : Lyotard. (0::)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
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        : Ordinary Language Philosophy.
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        PHIL 413R : Topics in Ethics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 413R : Topics in Ethics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 300.
        RECOMMENDED: Phil 213.
        DESCRIPTION: Select topics, figures, problems, and theories in ethics. Topics include meta-ethics, deontology, consequentialism, virtue theory, applied ethics, ethical argumentation.

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        : Objectivity, Subjectivity, and Relativism.
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        : Meta-ethics.
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        : Skepticism.
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        : Deontology.
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        : Consequentialism.
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        : Virtue Theory.
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        : Medical Ethics.
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        : Environmental Ethics.
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        : Media and Cyber Ethics.
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        : Ethics of War and Peace.
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        : Moral Psychology.
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        : Applied Ethics.
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        : The Good Life.
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        : Theoretical Foundations of Business Ethics.
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        : Ethical Argumentation.
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        PHIL 414R : Topics in the Advanced Philosophy of Art, Architecture, Music, and Film. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 414R : Topics in the Advanced Philosophy of Art, Architecture, Music, and Film. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 300.
        DESCRIPTION: Topics and figures in the philosophy of art, architecture, music, and film.

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        PHIL 415 : Philosophy of Religion. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 415 : Philosophy of Religion. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 300.
        DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or problems.

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        PHIL 416 : Philosophy of Law. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 416 : Philosophy of Law. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 300.
        DESCRIPTION: The relation between natural and enacted law; theories of punishment; utilitarian and nonutilitarian theories of law; liberty.

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        PHIL 420 : Philosophy of Language. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 420 : Philosophy of Language. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 300.
        DESCRIPTION: Meaning and reference, synonymy, metaphor, exemplification, translation; linguistic, artistic, and perceptual symbol systems.

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        PHIL 421 : Metaphysics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 300.
        DESCRIPTION: Basic categories of being: appearance and reality, law, causality, space, time, eternity, deity.

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        PHIL 422 : Epistemology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter; Summer Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: Phil 300.
        DESCRIPTION: Meaning, limits, and justification of knowledge.

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        PHIL 423 : History and Philosophy of Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PHIL 423 : History and Philosophy of Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        PREREQUISITE: Phy S 100 or instructor's consent; Phil 300.
        DESCRIPTION: Scientific explanation, concepts, and models. Philosophical assumptions and criteria for theory selection, as exemplified by historical development of basic ideas in science.

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    8. Theatre:

      1. Complete 9 hours from the following:
      2. Complete 3 hours from either the list above or from the following:

  8. Complete six hours of the following capstone course (take twice):

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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