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PHIL 101             Introduction to Logic (3)

CRN 32
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/22)
M-F                                              1 – 3:40 p.m.                            KIPJ-217A
Jones, G.
The study of arguments, including basic principles of traditional logic together with an introduction to modern sentential logic. Topics include recognizing arguments, premises, conclusions, induction and deduction, fallacies, categorical syllogisms, and sentential inference forms. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 35

PHIL 111             Philosophy of Human Nature (3)

CRN 29
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/20)
M-F                                              9 – 11:40 a.m.                             KIPJ-219
Kelly, M.
This introductory course surveys various approaches to human nature. The course may include such topics as the relation of mind and body, the nature of consciousness, life after death and the existence of the soul, the possibility of artificial intelligence, race and gender issues, the relation between the individual and society, and non-Western views of human nature. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 32

PHIL 321             Social Ethics (3)

CRN 31
3-week Post Session (8/4 – 8/22)
M-Th                                           9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                      OH-226
Hinman, L.
A study of the applications of ethical concepts and principles to different areas of human social conduct. Typical issues considered include abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, assisted reproductive technologies, racism, sexism, poverty and welfare, animal rights, environmental ethics, and world hunger. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 7. Limit 30

PHIL 340             Ethics of War and Peace (3)

CRN 196
3-week Pre Session (6/2 – 6/20)
M-F                                              1 – 3:40 p.m.                            KIPJ-217A
Woods, M.
Normative ethics applied to moral questions of war and peace, such as: Can war ever be justified? If so, what are the moral constraints upon the conduct of war? How can peace be attained? What do pacifists and others offer as non-violent alternatives to armed conflict? Other topics might include terrorism, humanitarian interventions, nuclear warfare and deterrence, and war crimes. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 5. Limit 30