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Winter Session Undergraduate Courses

On-Line: January 4 to 24, 2017

Course descriptions are linked to the titles (right) and available as a pdf download (below). In the course descriptions, the PHI class registration numbers are linked to HUB's  Undergraduate Academic Schedule, which shows room location, enrollment, registration, and more.

Course Descriptions

PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy

Online
Class #10187

Examines general topics in various areas of philosophy showing different sides of issues; develops critical thought and philosophical method.

PHI 105 Contemporary Moral Problems

Online
Class #10288

This course will philosophically examine contentious moral issues of the day. Among the topics that may be discussed are abortion, capital punishment, affirmative action, obligations of wealthy nations to poor nations, duties to non-human animals, vegetarianism, sex workers, pornography, legalized gambling and lotteries, gun control, drone warfare, human enhancements through drugs and prostheses, homosexual marriage, racial profiling, and legalization of currently illegal drugs.

PHI 107 Ethics

Online
Class #10141

Introduces value theory, good and bad, justification of obligations to others, relationship of free choice and determinism, and contemporary moral problems analyzed by ethical principles.

PHI 115 Critical Thinking

Online
Class #10039

Examines techniques of problem solving, decision making, and evaluating pros and cons of an issue; organizing data; forming strategies and giving reasons; perceptual, cultural, emotional, intellectual, and expressive blocks to thinking; and simple inductive reasoning and statistical fallacies.

PHI 237 Bioethics

Online
Class #10227

Examines current ethical positions and their application to ethical and social questions in medicine.