PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy

The course begins with an attempt to understand the purpose of philosophy as suggested by the life and death of Socrates. Following this are topics in human nature, ethics, and existentialism.

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy

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I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

The course begins with an attempt to understand the purpose of philosophy as suggested by the life and death of Socrates. Following this are topics in human nature, ethics, and existentialism.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Students will demonstrate how the arts, philosophy, or languages reflect and shape humanity and the values of cultures. Students will analyze major artistic and philosophical works from representative periods and movements. Students will recognize and gain an understanding of cultural diversity as reflected in languages, the arts, or philosophy. Students will develop the skills to critically evaluate artistic and philosophical works and their contribution to the human experience. Students will possess the skills to initiate and sustain conversations in which they can communicate competently at the level appropriate to their language exposure and experience.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies