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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


PHI 215 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

T H4 900 Fall/Spring

This course is a study of patterns of philosophic thought, and discussion of persistent problems of philosophy illustrated in the writings of major thinkers from Greece through the 20th Century.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PHI 216 LOGIC

T H4 906 By Request

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge of the fundamental laws of correct deductive and inductive reasoning. Emphasis will be placed on practical exercises and the detection of formal and informal fallacies.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PHI 217 ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE

T By Request

This course examines the ethical implications of recent developments in the fields of biology and medicine. Topics covered include abortion, genetic engineering, experimentation with human subjects, allocation of scarce medical resources, behavior control, truth telling in medicine, health care delivery, and euthanasia.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PHI 218 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS AND VALUES

T H4 904 By Request

This course is an introduction to representative ethic systems, approaches to problems of values and conduct. A study of the principal ethical theories and concepts of human conduct and character as well as critical evaluation of these theories and concepts as they apply to particular moral problems and decisions.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


PHI 219 RELIGION IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

T H5 905 Fall/Spring

This course is designed as a survey of the role of religion in the development of American history. Its focus will be on the pluralism of religious beliefs in America as well as the ways in which religion has served as a unifying force throughout American history. It will examine religion from a social, cultural, intellectual, and political perspective.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


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