Courses

PHIL 201
Intro to Western Philosophy
A broad, general introduction to the principal periods of European and North American philosophic thought from pre-Platonic Greek to modern existentialist and including logic with readings from the philosopher’s works. Meets Humanities requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PHIL 202
Intro to Eastern Philosophy
This course will center its attention on the dominant philosophical schools and systems in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese philosophy. It will cover such areas as a) the Vedas, Upanishads, samkhy-yoga, Buddhism, and Vedanta in the Hindu systems, b) Confucianism, Taiosm, and C’han Buddhism in the Chinese schools; and c) Zen Buddhism in Japanese philosophy. Meets Humanities requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PHIL 230
Introduction to World Religions
This course examines the major religious traditions of the world and the variety of cultural forms that influence the expression of those historic faith-based experiences. Each religious tradition is studied and analyzed historically, thematically, and structurally for comparison as well as contrast. Selected areas of inquiry will include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and various other religious movements. Meets Social & Behavioral Science and Humanities requirements. Prerequisite: E and R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PHIL 230H
Intro to World Religions Honors
This course examines the major religious traditions of the world and the variety of cultural forms that influence the expression of those historic faith-based experiences. Each religious tradition is studied and analyzed historically, thematically, and structurally for comparison as well as contrast. Selected areas of inquiry will include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and various other religious movements. Meets Social & Behavioral Science and Humanities requirements. This is an honors course which requires additional work and academic rigor. Prerequisite: E and R, and acceptance into the Honors Program.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00