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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 1301:     Intro to Western Philosophy 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in Reading and Writing or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1300.
Provide general introduction to critical and reflective thinking concerning the problems of existence and the quest for meaning approached through study of  great philosophers and philosophical movements.   

PHIL 1303:     Critical Thinking 

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in Reading and Writing or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1300.
Provides information on reasoning and critical thinking including identification of fallacies, types of arguments, and nature and limits of sources of information.  

PHIL 2311    American Philosophies

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): PHIL 1301, PHIL 1303, or instructor’s permission.
This course is an investigation into philosophy in the United States.  Various intellectual movements and divergent contributions to philosophy in America will be investigated.