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Courses

PHIL 102: Philosophical Literature
Philosophical literature that focuses on such questions as what is the nature of reality, how do we know what we know, and for what kind of life should we strive. This 3-credit hour class is offered during the fall and spring semesters at CSU-Pueblo.

PHIL 120: Islam and Non-western Religions
A study of major world religions including Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Shinto, Taoism, Zoroastrianism. This 3- credit hour class is offered only when the demand is sufficient.

PHIL 201: Classics in Ethics 
The logic of objective norms and standards of "good" vs. "bad", "right" vs. "wrong," from major philosophers and classics of literature. Application to contemporary fissures. This 3-credit hour course is offered during the fall and spring semesters.

PHIL 204: Critical Reasoning
Survey of the general principles of correct reasoning with emphasis on the role of language in the reasoning process. Major concern with induction and fallacy detection. This 3-credit hour course is offered during the fall and spring semesters.

PHIL 205: Deductive Logic
Study of the principles and methods used to distinguish valid from invalid patterns of deductive reasoning. Especially useful for students in computer- or mathematics related fields. This 3- credit hour class is offered only when the demand is sufficient.

PHIL 280: The Ancients: Person, Polis, Cosmos
Exploration of the ancient origins of Western philosophy with an emphasis on the Presocratics, the Sophists, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. This 3- credit hour class is offered only when the demand is sufficient.

PHIL 291: Special Topics
Students who have an area of special wintriest are encouraged to contact the department. Special topics and authors of philosophical wintriest. This course can be taken anywhere from 1 to 3 credit hours and may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Special Topics can be taken when the demand is sufficient.

PHIL 295: Independent Study
Specialized study of select persons, ideas, schools, historical trends or problems in philosophy. This course may be taken anywhere from 1 to 3 credits and may be repeated up to nine credits. This class is offered only when the demand is sufficient, and to enroll you must have the permission of the instructor.

PHIL 380: The Moderns: Science, Self, State
Exploration of intellectual revolutions in 16th –  early 19th century Europe as represented in thinkers such as Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, and Kant. This 3- credit hour class is offered only when the demand is sufficient.

PHIL 480: Continental Thought
European thought of the 19th and 20th centuries including existentialism, critical theory, and postmodernism; discussion of thinkers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Adorno, and Foucault. This 3- credit hour class is offered only when the demand is sufficient.

PHIL 485: American Pragmatism and its Legacy
An examination of pragmatism from its roots in transcendentalism and evolutionary thought to its zenith in Peirce, James, and Dewey, and its contemporary legacy. This 3- credit hour class is offered only when the demand is sufficient.

PHIL 491: Special Topics
Special topics and authors of philosophical interest. More advanced than PHIL 291. This course may be taken anywhere from 1 to 3 credits and may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. This class is only offered when the demand is sufficient, and students who have an area of special interest are encouraged to contact the department.

PHIL 495: Independent Study
Specialized study of select persons, ideas, schools, historical trends or problems in philosophy. This class may be taken anywhere from 1 to 3 credits and may be repeated up to nine credits. This class is offered only when the demand is sufficient.

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