Current Class Schedule

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Spring Semester 2021

PHIL

  • A101 *Intro to Logic 3 Credits

    *Intro to Logic

    Develops formal and informal reasoning skills, introduces deductive logic via statement logic, analyzes arguments and introduces scientific and inductive reasoning, reviews common fallacies and methods for evaluating arguments.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31846 201 Jamison, William January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31847 202 Deery III, Hugh January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31848 203 Deery III, Hugh January 11 - May 1 0
  • A201 *Intro to Philosophy 3 Credits

    *Intro to Philosophy

    Introduces works of major influential thinkers, both ancient and modern, focusing on the Western philosophical tradition. Emphasizes central problems of knowledge, reality, and good and evil.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31851 202 Jonsson, Scott January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:37026 272 Jamison, William January 11 - May 1 0
  • A211 *Ancient & Medieval Philosophy 3 Credits

    *Ancient & Medieval Philosophy

    Primarily surveys Western philosophy from the pre-Socratic era through the late Middle Ages. Traces development of scientific, metaphysical, epistemological and ethical thought with emphasis on pivotal historical figures and debates.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36307 201 Potter, Joel January 11 - May 1 7
  • A301 *Ethics 3 Credits

    *Ethics

    An introduction to major theories in normative ethics and metaethics, and the arguments of important moral philosophers. Emphasis on critical reasoning, as well as evaluation and analysis of arguments. Includes the application of ethical theory to contemporary moral issues, such as rights and distributive justice, environmental and animal issues, abortion, terrorism, and euthanasia.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31854 201 Bauer, Stephanie January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:37368 202 Anthony, Raymond January 11 - May 1 0
  • A302 Biomedical Ethics 3 Credits

    Biomedical Ethics

    Explores current bioethical issues affecting the delivery of health care services in Alaska and beyond. Theories of ethics and related principles are explored as a basis for professional decision-making and public policy determination. The focus of the course is the process of ethical inquiry and its relevance for contemporary health practices, research and education. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing or department approval

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    View detailed information for CRN:31855 204 Anthony, Raymond January 11 - May 1 -1
    View detailed information for CRN:31856 205 Bauer, Stephanie January 11 - May 1 3
    View detailed information for CRN:31858 202 Potter, Joel January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31859 203 Potter, Joel January 11 - May 1 2
    View detailed information for CRN:36305 207 Bauer, Stephanie January 11 - May 1 0
  • A303 Environmental Ethics 3 Credits

    Environmental Ethics

    Critically examines central philosophical questions regarding human attitudes toward the environment, including non-human animals. Explores the ideas of nature in philosophy and the moral basis to preserve and protect environmental systems. Examines arguments and philosophical perspectives regarding the moral status of animals and concerns such as species extinction and wilderness management, anthropogenic climate change, sustainability, effects of environmental harms to people, deforestation, obligations to future generations, indigenous ecological philosophies, agricultural land development and use, food security and policy, contemporary technological interventions applied to nature, and human overpopulation. Considers local and global policy frameworks and institutions best suited to address these concerns. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:31860 201 Anthony, Raymond January 11 - May 1 0
  • A305 *Professional Ethics 3 Credits

    *Professional Ethics

    Focuses on the duties of professionals to their clients and society, and examines the dilemmas that are created when these duties come in conflict with one another and with the duties of general morality. Uses case studies highlighting issues in engineering, information technology, law, medicine, journalism and other professions.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31861 201 Kelly Jr, Terrence January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31861 201 Kelly Jr, Terrence January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31862 202 Kelly Jr, Terrence January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31862 202 Kelly Jr, Terrence January 11 - May 1 0
  • A309 Mind and Machines 3 Credits

    Mind and Machines

    Focuses on central philosophical questions about the mind, such as the nature of consciousness, mental causation, the location of perceptual qualities like color in the mind or the world, personal identity, and the mind/body problem. Examines the mind's intimate connection with contemporary psychology, biology, neuro- and cognitive sciences, and what these insights imply for human freedom. Includes topics in science and technology studies related to the agency of persons and of artificial beings, such as cognitive abilities of robots or computers, and the moral rights of artificial intelligent beings. Registration Restrictions: Junior standing recommended.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36304 201 Potter, Joel January 11 - May 1 11
  • A490 Topics in Contemporary Phil 3 Credits

    Topics in Contemporary Phil

    An intensive and detailed study of a topic in contemporary philosophy in a seminar format. Special Note: May be repeated twice with a change in subtitle. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:36303 201 McCurdy, Jennifer January 11 - May 1 15
  • A495 Service Learn Applied Ethics 3 Credits

    Service Learn Applied Ethics

    Work with a community partner in an area related to applied ethics. A service learning project will be identified and coordinated by a faculty committee in cooperation with a community partner, as related to the student's interests. Students will use the project as a means of applying and reflecting on relevant ethical concepts, decision-making, and practical reasoning skills. Registration Restrictions: Junior standing.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31865 001 - ARR ARR Kelly Jr, Terrence January 11 - May 1 5
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  • A498 Senior Research Project 3 Credits

    Senior Research Project

    Senior-level course in which the student will engage in independent research on a topic of his or her choosing under the supervision of a faculty member. The course culminates with the completion of a research paper of significant length prepared to publication standards. Registration Restrictions: Senior standing, 9 credits of philosophy in addition to the prerequisites, and faculty permission.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31866 001 - ARR ARR Kelly Jr, Terrence January 11 - May 1 5
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    No Distance Learning courses available.