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Department of Philosophy

Philosophy Courses Recently Offered

Philosophy Courses

Below is a list of our philosophy courses (for course descriptions, consult the Lehman Undergraduate Bulletin):

  • PHI 169: Critical Reasoning.
  • PHI 170: Introduction to Logic.
  • PHI 171: Problems of Philosophy.
  • PHI 172: Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • PHI 173: Justice and Society.
  • PHI 174: Theories of Human Nature.
  • PHI 175: Philosophy of Religion.
  • PHI 176: Philosophy of Freedom.
  • PHI 177: Philosophy of Contemporary Music.
  • PHI (POL) (HRP) 218: Fundamentals of Human Rights and Peace.
  • PHI 221: Ethical Issues in Computing and Technology.
  • PHI (WST) 225: Philosophy and Gender.
  • PHI 230 (LNG 266): Symbolic Logic.
  • PHI 231: Philosophy of Language.
  • PHI 232: Classical Ethical Theories.
  • PHI 233: Aesthetics.
  • PHI 234 (POL 312): Philosophy of Law.
  • PHI 235 (POL 227): Political Philosophy.
  • PHI 236: Social Philosophy.
  • PHI 237: Issues in the Philosophy of Religion.
  • PHI 238: Asian Philosophies.
  • PHI 239: Philosophical Ideas in Literature.
  • PHI 240: Philosophy of History.
  • PHI 241: Existentialism and Phenomenology.
  • PHI 242: History of Philosophy I: Ancient.
  • PHI 243: History of Philosophy II: Modern.
  • PHI 244: History of Philosophy III: Later Modern.
  • PHI 245: American Philosophy.
  • PHI 246: Philosophies of the Self.
  • PHI 247: Environmental Ethics.
  • PHI 248: Philosophy and Film.
  • PHI 250: Contemporary Social Ethics.
  • PHI 251: History of Philosophy IV: Twentieth Century.
  • PHI 265: Special Topics in Philosophy.
  • PHI (AAS) 269: Introduction to African Philosophy.
  • PHI 281: Readings in Philosophy.
  • PHI 3010: Ethics and Science.
  • PHI 330: Business Ethics.
  • PHI (AAS) 305: African Philosophical Thought.
  • PHI (DST) 336: Disability, Ethics and the Body.
  • PHI (AAS) 338: Race and Ethnicity in Society.
  • PHI 341: Medical Ethics.
  • PHI 343: Philosophy of Technology.
  • PHI 3440: Logical Theory.
  • PHI 351: Logic and Language.
  • PHI 352: Probability and Induction.
  • PHI 353: Philosophy of Science.
  • PHI (CLT) 354: Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
  • PHI 355: Theory of Knowledge.
  • PHI 356: Metaphysics.
  • PHI 358: Ethical Theory.
  • PHI 359: Philosophical Problems in Legal Theory.
  • PHI 360: Philosophy of Protest and Liberation.
  • PHI 361: Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy.
  • PHI 362: Analytic Philosophy.
  • PHI (HCU) 363: Introduction to Jewish Philosophy.
  • PHI (POL) 364: Capitalism and Its Critics.
  • PHI 365: Special Topics in Philosophy.
  • PHI (POL) 369: Global Justice.
  • PHI 370. Legal Reasoning.
  • PHI 4010: Critical Thinking in Practice.
  • PHI 434: Neuroethics.
  • PHI 450: Topics in Logic, the Philosophy of Language, or the Philosophy of Mathematics
  • PHI 461: Contemporary Analytic Philosophy.
  • PHI 462: Seminar in Philosophy and Social Policy.
  • PHI 465: Special Topics in Philosophy.
  • PHI (CLT) 481: Readings in Philosophy.
  • PHI 482: Honors Tutorial.

Learning Goals and Objectives

Option A Goals: Upon completion of Option A, a student in our department will be able to do the following:

Goal I. Articulate a diversity of philosophical problems or positions

Measurable objectives for this goal:

  • Explain a philosophical problem or position as well as alternative or opposing problems or positions (paper/exam)
  • Explain the meaning/use of philosophical concepts essential to the topic at hand (paper/exam)

Goal II. Identify and apply basic logical and analytical concepts and principles

Measurable objectives for this goal:

  • Distinguish a writer's views from the writer's report of another view (paper/exam)
  • Identify some of a philosopher's premises and conclusions (paper/exam)
  • Construct an argument in which a conclusion follows from premises (paper/exam)

Goal III. Explain key developments in the history of philosophy

Measurable objectives for this goal:

  • Compare and contrast some of a philosopher’s views with related ideas in earlier and later periods (paper/exam)
  • Identify a theme that connects past philosophy to more recent philosophy (paper/exam)

Option B Goals: Upon completion of option B, a student in this Department will be able to do the following:

Goal I. Articulate a variety of ethical theories

Measurable objectives for this goal:

  • Explain a key ethical theory as well as alternative or opposing theories (paper/exam)
  • Explain the meaning/use of philosophical concepts essential to the theory (paper/exam)

Goal II. Identify and apply basic logical and analytical concepts and principles

Measurable objectives for this goal:

  • Distinguish a writer's views from the writer's report of another view (paper/exam)
  • Identify some of a philosopher's premises and conclusions (paper/exam)
  • Construct an argument in which a conclusion follows from premises (paper/exam)

Goal III. Analyze particular moral problems

Measurable objectives for this goal:

  • Identify and describe a moral dilemma (paper/exam)
  • Apply one or more key ethical theories to a moral problem (paper/exam)

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