PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

Explores the nature of philosophical inquiry that underlies all pursuits of knowledge. Students will come to understand and appreciate the centrality of philosophy to all majors and will learn how to critically examine their own beliefs. In particular, the course will study the thinking of at least three different philosophers and three different branches of philosophy (e.g., metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, aesthetics). Approaches to such study will vary with course instructor and include the following: historical development, contrast of traditions (e.g., ancient and modern or Western and Eastern), and focus on one or two themes.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 151 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently.