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Philosophy


NOTE: Course offerings may vary by semester. Please confirm specific course information and availability for each semester in the CatsWeb—Schedule of Classes


Philosophy 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

This course will consider fundamental philosophical problems in areas such as ethics, the meaning of life, theory of knowledge, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. The approach will be topical with readings from major philosophers in Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary periods. Critical thinking skills will also be emphasized. The instructor-paced web course will be beneficial to students who prefer cultivating their knowledge in a non-traditional format.

Instructor: Dr. Robert F. O'Connor

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. O'Connor.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Instructor: JD Hill

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact JD Hill.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Instructor: Parish Conkling

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Parish Conkling.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 1320: Ethics and Society

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Instructor: Parish Conkling

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Parish Conkling.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 1320: Ethics and Society

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Study of ethics, its recent focus on social problems, and new fields of inquiry, including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and medicine; also such global issues as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research. Emphasis on development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning as well as providing students with technical skills that will assist them in their future employment. The instructor-paced web course will be beneficial to students who prefer cultivating their knowledge in a non-traditional format.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kanon

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Kanon.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 1320: Ethics and Society

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

We will examine many major issues and questions that philosophers have raised in the past through the lens of moral issues we confront today.  Our emphasis will be on ethical principles and questions of value.  Many of the issues we will discuss are present not only in the readings but are also part of our everyday life and you should be able to participate in and benefit from class discussion.  We will scrutinize positions on both sides of five important debates including drug decriminalization, pornography as free speech, affirmative action in college admissions and workplace hiring, capital punishment, and whether or not to support war.  Do be aware that some of the material is mature in nature and could be considered offensive by some.  There is no textbook required for this course.

Instructor: JD Hill

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact JD Hill.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 2330: Elementary Logic

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to logic and critical thinking.  It assumes no prior acquaintance with logic or other branches of philosophy.  Students will develop a competence and confidence in identifying and evaluating a wide variety of good and bad arguments as well as constructing their own sound ones.  We will cover both deductive (classical and modern) and inductive arguments as well as informal fallacies.  Topics include syllogistic and propositional deductive arguments, inductive arguments such as analogies and Mill's methods, and informal fallacies such as ad hominem and begging the question.  An attempt will be made to draw examples from both philosophy and everyday life.

Instructor: Dr. Robert F. O'Connor

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. O'Connor.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 3301: Philosophical Issues

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Introduction to the study of ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena.  Includes introduction to the history, theories, and methods of reasoning.

Instructor: Parish Conkling

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Parish Conkling.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 3322: Professional Ethics

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Instructor: Dr. Matt Bower

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Bower.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 5100: Teaching Philosophy

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

This course orients Instructional Assistants to the principles of teaching philosophy responsibly.  Topics include grades, evaluations of written work, classroom management, academic values, and teaching style.  This course is required for all new Instructional Assistants in Philosophy.  This course does not earn graduate degree credit. (1 credit hour) Repeatable with different emphasis. 

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kanon

Note:  For specific course information including, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Kanon.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 5303: Philosophy of Technology

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Study of philosophical and ethical dimensions of technology including the nature of technology and technological progress, the relation of humans to the technological environment, whether technology is value-laden, and the social character of technology.  This web-based course will endeavor to provide students with the technical skills as well as acquaint them with historical and contemporary concepts regarding the philosophy of technology.  Technical skills will assist students in their future employment; in particular, critical thinking, writing and computing skills such as blogging and wiki creation.  The instructor-paced, online learning format will be beneficial to students who prefer cultivating their knowledge in a non-traditional process.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kanon

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Kanon.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 5322: Professional Ethics

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

Instructor: Dr. Robert F. O'Connor

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. O'Connor.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


Philosophy 5323: Environmental Ethics

This is an online course that requires no on-campus class meetings.

This web-based course will endeavor to provide students with technical skills as well as acquaint them with ethical concepts that will assist them in their future employment; in particular, critical thinking, writing and computing skills such as blogging and wiki creation.  The instructor-paced format with content pertaining to moral reasoning, basic science and contemporary business ethics will be beneficial to students who prefer cultivating their knowledge with a non-traditional process.

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kanon

Note:  For specific course information including CRN, start & end dates, times, locations and cost, please visit the course listing in the CatsWeb - Schedule of Classes.

Applying and Registering:  Please review the information provided on our webpage - Registering for Extension.

For more information about the content of this course, contact Dr. Kanon.

For more information about applying and registering for this course, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.


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