Introduces basic philosophical questions such as: What is reality? What is knowledge? What is truth? Can humans freely choose? What is human awareness? What is a meaningful life?
Introduces the study of morality with concepts of good, harm, habits, character, perception, behavior and action. Also considers the different theories of human capacity for responsibility.
Helps students identify and understand the process by which they themselves and others arrive at conclusions; improves their critical reasoning skills; introduces basic logical concepts of argument; and gives opportunity for students to apply course skills to relevant matters.
Examines contemporary moral issues from a selection of different philosophical perspectives. Provides some historical context as background in order to understand our current moment.
Investigates religious concepts across varying religious expressions. Uses philosophical tools to explore the creation, development and interpretation of these concepts across culture and history.
Examines the underlying thought systems connected with Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Topics include: the nature of reality, the self, causality, knowledge, and ethics.
Explores the roots of Western philosophy by delving into ancient Greek philosophy with a focus on the works of Plato and Aristotle. Includes an examination of the birth of Western science from its philosophical origins.