PHIL& 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Introduces students to the major problems and figures of philosophy. Gives students a greater understanding of human experience through the examination of the concepts of reality, knowledge and value. Questions posed may include: Does God exists? Do we act freely? Is the mind distinct from the body? Can we ever know anything for certain? What really matters?
Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 or instructor’s permission.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
Demonstrate command of important philosophical terminology, themes, and arguments from the four major areas of philosophy.
State and evaluate non-trivial theories and arguments from various philosophical sources.
Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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