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Special Topics Philosophy Courses

Variable topic courses are those that change topic from term to term. Here, you will find the course descriptions for upcoming variable topic Philosophy courses offered by the department.

FALL 2019

Plato: Early Dialogues (PHIL 212.001 13475) An introductory overview of classical Greek Philosophy presented through a reading of some early dialogues of Plato. Open to all undergraduate students. This course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:20 p.m. and is taught by Marilyn Piety, PhD.

Ethics (PHIL 251.03H 11272) Studies theories about human conduct which bear upon the rightness and wrongness of actions, and the goodness and badness of ends, including the nature, scope, purposes, and varieties of moral and ethical theories. Open to Pennoni Honors College undergraduates. This course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. and is taught by Andrew Smith, PhD.

Pre-Socratic Philosophy (PHIL 481.001 12239) An in-depth seminar on themes and thinkers of the era of Greek Philosophy before Socrates, (b. 470 - d. 399 BCE). Writing intensive. Open to all undergraduates with two 200-level or higher PHIL classes. This course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. and is taught by Jacques Catudal, PhD.