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Course Description:

This course introduces students to some of (primarily Western) philosophy's major concepts and questions, such as: "Can we distinguish right from wrong? (How?)" "Does God exist?" "What is real?" "Should we consider scientific knowledge to be truth?" Students will gain familiarity with several prominent figures in the history of philosophy and read brief excerpts of philosophical texts. Students will discuss philosophically with fellow learners, and they will develop or practice critical-thinking skills for analyzing and writing about experiences and issues philosophically.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1.

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