Philosophy

PHIL-103: Asian Philosophy, Credits = 5
This course introduces central ideas, metaphors, and images of the philosophical/religious traditions of East Asia: students define, differentiate, and interpret concepts of value, self, and reality, as well as unique concepts in Eastern social and political philosophy and aesthetics in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and other traditions of India, China, Korea and Japan.

PHIL-131: Introduction to Ethics, Credits = 5
This course will focus on the study and discussion of the original writings of classic moral philosophers. The moral theories of Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Hobbes, Mill, Kant, Kierkegaard, Hallie, Midgley and Noddings will be examined, analyzed, compared and contrasted.

PHIL-140: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare I, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. Student may not receive credit for PHIL 140 and NURS 140. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-Requisites: NURS 100 and NURS 110.

PHIL-142: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare II, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from PHIL 140. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 142 and NURS 142. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program; PHIL 140. Co-requisites: NURS 102 and NURS 112.

PHIL-152: Social and Political Philosophy, Credits = 5
This course will focus on an analysis of the various theories and selections of original writings from major western political philosophers such as Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Rawls. In addition, Martha Nussbaum and key feminist political theorists such as Julia Kristeva will be discussed. Recommended: PHIL&101, READ 088 or higher and ENGL 097.

PHIL-205: Philosophy of Religion, Credits = 5
Examines the notions of God through topics which include the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil, issues in religious ethics, and the relationship between faith and reason, including the question of miracles. Recommended: READ 088 or higher and ENGL 097.

PHIL-240: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare III, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from PHIL 140 and PHIL 142. Student may not receive credit for both PHIL 240 and NURS 240. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; PHIL 140 and PHIL 142. Co-requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.

PHIL-241: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare IV, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from PHIL 140, 142, and 240. Student may not receive credit for both PHIL 241 and NURS 241. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; PHIL 140, PHIL 142, and PHIL 240. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.

PHIL-242: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare V, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from PHIL 140, 142, 240, and 241. Student may not receive credit for both PHIL 242 and NURS 242. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; PHIL 140, 142, 240, and 241. Co-Requisite: NURS 202 and NURS 212. Effective Spring 2017.