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PHIL 236 - Existentialism

Credits: 5
Explores central themes of Existentialism, including personal responsibility, human freedom, the absence of external sources of value, the absurdity of human existence, and the meaning of life. Examines key philosophical and literary texts central to the Existentialist movement.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate command of important philosophical terminology, themes, and arguments related to human existence.
  2. State and evaluate non-trivial theories and arguments from various sources related to human existence.

Program Outcomes
Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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