Philosophy seeks answers to the fundamental questions we humans have about value, knowledge, and reality including:
- Why am I here? What will become of me after I die? What am I?
- How should I live my life?
- What can I know?
- What is the nature of the universe?
- Is there a God, supreme force, or ultimate purpose in the universe?
- Philosophy teaches one to think critically, analyze reasoning, communicate clearly, and
- solve problems studying the ideas of the greatest philosophers.
PEOPLE WHO STUDIED PHILOSOPHY IN COLLEGE
- Phil Jackson (NBA Player and Coach)
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- President Bill Clinton
- Thomas Jefferson (US President & Author of Declaration of Independence)
- Harrison Ford (Actor)
- Bruce Lee (Actor & Martial Artist)
- Steven Colbert (Comedian)
- Alexander Solzhenitsin (Writer & Russian Dissident)
- David Souter & Stephen Brier (US Supreme Court Justices)
- Hertzi Halevy (General, Israel Defense Forces)
- Angela Davis (Activist)
JOBS YOU CAN GET WITH A DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY
- Employers cannot find enough people to hire who are skilled in Critical Thinking, Problem
- Solving, and Communicating, skills Philosophy teaches.
- People who study Philosophy find jobs in:
- Law & Criminal Justice
- Medicine, Nursing and the allied Medical Fields
- Arts and Entertainment
- Government and Politics
- News and Journalism
PHILOSOPHY COURSES OFFERED (no prerequisites)
PHI 7000 – Problems in Philosophy: God, Humanity, and Nature
Examining fundamental problems about God, Reality, & Knowledge.
PHI 7100 – History of Philosophy: The Classical Philosophy
Philosophical thought of Ancient Greece, India, and/or China; may include works by Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, and Lao Tsu.
PHI 7200 – History of Philosophy: The Modern Philosophers
Philosophical thought beginning with the Renaissance; may include works by Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard.
PHI 7300 – Logic: Theories of Argumentation
Applying critical thinking in reasoning and argument analysis.
PHI 7400 – Ethics: An Introduction to Ethical Problems
Applying ethical theories to moral judgments about right/wrong, virtue/vice, and good/evil.
PHI 7500 – The Philosophy of the Beautiful: Aesthetics
Applying aesthetic theories to judgments of beauty in art, literature, and music.
PHI 7600 – Ethics and Morality in the Health Professions
Applying ethical theories to moral dilemmas in Health Care and Biological Research.
PHI 7700 - Philosophy of Religion
Examining the fundamental concepts and beliefs about God and Religion.
PHI 7800 – Philosophy in the Asian Tradition
Philosophical thought of Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Daoism.
PHI 7900 – Global Ethics
Applying ethical theory to globalization, human rights, and global crises.